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.

  • Adela Cepeda


    As a prominent Latina businesswoman, Adela Cepeda has used her voice to advocate for the Latinx community at tables or boardrooms where she was often the first or only Latina. During her tenure on The Chicago Community Trust’s Executive Committee from 2001 to 2011, Cepeda co-founded Nuestro Futuro (“Our Future”), an initiative of the Trust, that supports Chicago-area organizations and programs aimed at improving the quality of life for the Latinx community.

  • PODER Learning Center


    PODER’s program prepares immigrants to find career success in customer service, insurance, and financial services. Participants progress through multiple training levels, including English language literacy, industry-specific job training, and job placement. With 13 bank and insurance partners, trainees receive guaranteed interviews and have an 84 percent placement rate with 34 percent wage gains.

  • Claude Robinson

    Community Leader

    Claude Robinson is seen as a pioneer in the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) space. His approach to DEI focuses on board and community engagement, leadership commitment, supplier diversity, and employee resource groups.

  • Anna Lee

    Staff Expert

    Anna Lee leads the Trust’s Addressing Critical Needs strategy, which includes change-making efforts in building pathways to stability, promoting well-being and strengthening social cohesion.

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