Young Leaders Fund

Building New Leadership in Philanthropy

Young Leaders Fund provides young professionals between 25 and 45 years old with an innovative way to make a difference. Young Leaders Fund empowers its donors to manage the grant making process. With support from the Trust, they research innovative grassroots organizations, make site visits, interview staff and evaluate grant requests. Members become more effective volunteers and more knowledgeable civic leaders. YLF focuses its grants on arts and culture, community and economic development, and child development and education. The Fund has given more than $800,000 to over 150 entrepreneurial nonprofit organizations in metropolitan Chicago.


Membership in Young Leaders Fund repays your donation with a deep knowledge of community improvement. Make your donation online using a credit card, or download and complete the YLF enrollment form and pledge card.

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Nicole Layton, Assistant Director of Donor Services


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