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.

  • Loann Honesty King


    In 2001, King and her husband, Paul J. King, Jr., became the first African American family to establish a donor advised fund at the Trust. Two years later, she helped found African American Legacy (AAL), the Trust’s first affinity fund. Now a life director of AAL, King chaired the fund’s 20th anniversary celebration in 2023, putting to use the expert skills she learned organizing events for her sorority.

  • Unity Fund

    Partnerships & Initiatives

    Unity Fund serves as a vehicle for addressing our region's urgent needs. Contributions enable Unity Fund to pool resources and support frontline organizations that are providing critical services such as emergency food, clothing, housing, and legal aid. In 2023, Unity Fund made just over $1 million in grants, largely focused on preventing and ending homelessness for particularly vulnerable groups: youth, survivors of gender-based violence, and asylum seekers. Your generosity ensures we can continue providing critical support.

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    Disabilities Fund

    Community Leader

    The Disabilities Fund partners with and advises The Chicago Community Trust about disability inclusion and priorities for data-driven, actionable solutions in the areas of employment, education, community inclusion, and technology.

  • Molly Rand

    Staff Expert

    Molly Rand is the senior director of philanthropy for The Chicago Community Trust. In this role, she is responsible for building and nurturing relationships with…

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

2023 Annual Report

$1.6 Billion in Total Grantmaking Awarded by the Trust and Affiliated Donor Advised Fund Programs