Benefit Chicago

Impact Investing for Chicago’s Social Benefit Sector

Benefit Chicago is a powerful collaboration that aims to mobilize $100 million in impact investments for nonprofits and social enterprises working throughout the Chicago region.

Created by The Chicago Community Trust, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and Calvert Impact Capital, Benefit Chicago provides a way for everyone who cares about Chicago to invest for impact and make our home a better place for all.

Benefit Chicago investors purchase Chicago-targeted Community Investment Notes. The pool of combined capital from the purchase of these fixed-income securities will make low-interest loans and other investments to Chicago-serving nonprofits and social enterprises providing education, access to healthy food, quality affordable housing, job training and more.

Invest in Benefit Chicago

To become a part of Benefit Chicago, investors purchase Chicago-targeted Notes through a donor advised fund at The Chicago Community Trust. Fund holders direct the Trust to invest an amount of their choosing from their fund’s assets into a Note.

To learn more about the Trust’s donor advised fund services, please contact Jason Baxendale, the Trust’s senior director of gift planning, at 312.616.8000 ext. 100, or

Investors may also purchase Chicago-targeted notes through their own financial advisors or accounts. Visit the Calvert Impact Capital website for more details.

Contact Us

William Towns
Executive Director