Education and Economic Development Grants – February 2019

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At its February 2019 meeting, the Trust’s Executive Committee approved seven competitive grants to local nonprofit organizations for projects in education and economic development, totaling $1,842,511.


Equitable Access to Postsecondary Opportunities and Employment: $250,000


Neighborhood and Regional Development: $1,592,511

(R): indicates renewal of grant support


In addition to education & economic development, the Executive Committee also approved grants in health, housing & human services; civic & cultural vitality; sustainable development; and grants from the Unity Fund—for a total of $12,400,511 in grants awarded in February.


The Trust is currently defining the grant priorities for its next phase of work, which will focus on helping Chicago achieve the goal of closing our racial wealth gap. New opportunities to apply for grants will become available after this planning is complete. If you are a Chicago-area nonprofit, the best way to stay informed is to create an account in GrantCentral, where you can sign up to receive notifications as grant opportunities become available.