African American Legacy
Advancing philanthropy and empowerment in the African American community since 2003.
AAL RFP 2023 is Now Open!
Deadline for applications is Monday, June 12th at 11:59pm CDT. An Information Session will be held on Wednesday, May 10th at 2pm. Click here to register for the info session.
In addition, a series of 3 Peer Clinics will be held by AAL’s grants consultant, Consuella Brown. Register at the links below.
Friday, May 19th @ 10am: Budget
Tuesday, May 23rd @ 2pm: Outcomes
Tuesday, May 30th @ 12pm: Program Planning
Grant Making in Chicago
Since its founding in 2003 as an initiative of The Chicago Community Trust, African American Legacy (AAL) has granted nearly $4 million to numerous nonprofit organizations with innovative ideas for impact. AAL provides support to nonprofit organizations that work at the grassroots level to educate and engage communities, and to provide neighborhood-based services and solutions addressing community problems.
2022 Grant Recipients
Advisory Board Members
|Troy Boyd Jr., Chair||Nicole Robinson|
|Kimberly A. Casey, Vice Chair||Sequane Lawrence|
|Kimbra Bell||Kafi Moragne-Patterson|
|Inger Burnett-Ziegler||Nicole Robinson|
|Janice Evans||Darryl Rodgers|
|Tyrone Forman||Mironda Ross|
|Denitra Griffin||Christal Stinson|
|Brenda Asare||Graham Grady|
|Claudette Baker||Marguerite Griffin|
|Andreason Brown||Suzanne Griffith|
|Julian Coleman||Loann Honesty King|
|Carol Crenshaw||Robert McGhee|
|Amina Dickerson||Mary Patillo|
|Rebecca Ford-Terry||Shawnelle Richie|
|Denise Gardner||Baronica Roberson|
|Corliss Garner||Melody Spann-Cooper|
Christine Munteanucmunteanu@cct.org 312-616-8000
Carrie Goodalecgoodale@cct.org 312-616-8000
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African American Legacy activates an engaged network of community leaders who share the common goal of improving the quality of life of African Americans in Chicago through the power of collective giving, community engagement, and grant making.Make A Gift
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