When our neighbors do better, we all do better. Let’s work together to build a stronger Chicago region, for all of us.

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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.

Learn About Our Strategy

Explore Our Inspiring Community in the Chicago Region

We collaborate and partner with impactful local organizations and individuals.

  • Alberto Morales


    As a student at Georgetown University, Alberto Morales found his purpose in opening doors for others through education. He began his career with the Georgetown Scholars Program, which supports and empowers first-generation students like himself.

  • 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.

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    Asian Giving Circle

    Community Leader

    The Asian Giving Circle (AGC) was created in 2002 to build support for nonprofit organizations addressing the challenges of this diverse community, made up of more than 30 ethnic groups speaking hundreds of languages and dialects. AGC has contributed more than $200,000 to nonprofit organizations serving Asian American residents in the Chicago region. They are a member of the AAPIP National Giving Circle Network.

  • Aimee Ramirez

    Staff Expert

    Aimee Ramirez (she/her/ella) serves as manager of policy and advocacy, helping to develop and advance The Chicago Community Trust’s policy strategy. Prior to joining the…

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