Creating a Thriving, Equitable, and Connected Chicago

Our Moonshot

Closing the Chicago Region’s Racial & Ethnic Wealth Gap

Only by making a shared commitment to equity, opportunity, and prosperity can we realize the region’s true potential. It’s as worthy a goal as reaching for the stars.

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Explore Our Inspiring Community in the Chicago Region

We collaborate and partner with impactful local organizations and individuals.

  • Cynthia Plouché


    In 2021, Cynthia established a donor advised fund at the Trust in support of the Alzenia Project, a nonprofit committed to providing grant support to nonprofit organizations harnessing the intergenerational power of women. Named after her maternal grandmother Alzenia Favors Hunter who believed, “It’s never too late to do what one wants to do in life!” Cynthia is committed to uplifting young women and inspiring a sense of belonging and resilience.

  • The Illinois Immigration Funders Collaborative (IFC)


    The Illinois Immigration Funders Collaborative (IFC) is a collaborative fund that provides grant dollars to organizations serving immigrants, refugees, and asylum seekers. IFC focuses its funding on three areas: urgent immediate needs, legal assistance for individuals, and advocacy and organizing to advance immigrant rights and justice.

  • Nuestro Futuro

    Community Leader

    As the largest affinity fund in the nation dedicated to Latinx philanthropy, Nuestro Futuro (“Our Future”) has been making tangible impact for nearly 20 years. Since its founding in 2003, it has awarded $3.1 million in grant making dollars to more than 70 nonprofits throughout the Chicago region.

  • Christen Wiggins

    Staff Expert

    Christen Wiggins is the program director of We Rise Together: For an Equitable & Just Recovery, an initiative of The Chicago Community Trust. In this…

Maximize Giving

We partner with individuals, families, and businesses to transform a vision for change into meaningful impact in Chicago and beyond.

Our Donors

A Century of Impact

For more than 100 years, The Chicago Community Trust has been a partner and ally to Chicago-area residents committed to our region's potential for greatness.

Our History

Strengthen Community Together

We convene leaders, changemakers, communities, and passionate individuals to support the Chicago region.

Our Community

Learning & Impact

$1.4 Billion in Total Grant Making Awarded by the Trust and Affiliated Donor Advised Fund Programs