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.

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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. He has also supported education-focused grant making at the Robert R. McCormick Foundation, and school growth and student recruitment for the Cristo Rey Network. A year ago, he launched Morales Consulting, a social sector consulting firm partnering with mission-driven organizations to advance strategic planning, DEI, grant making, program design, and more. He is a 2020 recipient of Chicago Scholars “35 under 35” award that recognizes “a group of talented young professionals making an impact in Chicago.”

  • 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 by supporting Chicago-area organizations and programs aimed at improving the quality of life for the Latinx community.

  • Sendy Soto

    Staff Expert

    Sendy Soto is the senior director of community impact for The Chicago Community Trust’s Addressing Critical Needs strategy. With over 15 years of experience in…

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

$1.5 Billion in Total Grant Making Awarded by the Trust and Affiliated Donor Advised Fund Programs