Our Grantmaking Strategy

For more than 100 years, The Chicago Community Trust has convened, supported, funded, and accelerated the work of community members and changemakers committed to strengthening the Chicago region. From building up our civic infrastructure to spearheading our response to the Great Recession, the Trust has brought our community together to face pressing challenges and seize our greatest opportunities. Today, that means confronting the racial and ethnic wealth gap.

Explore Our Discretionary Grants


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  • Grant Recipient


    Awarded: Awarded Amount: $73,500

  • Grant Recipient

    Global Philanthropy Partnership

    Awarded: Awarded Amount: $5,000

    The Simmons Center symposia welcome thought leaders to address equity issues in our sector: asking challenging questions, deepening engagement on critical global issues and building community among international development practitioners in Chicago.

  • Grant Recipient


    Awarded: Awarded Amount: $5,500

    Dance4Peace is a celebratory, professional performance opportunity for School of Dance students to continue to combat systemic oppression and anti-black racism.

  • Grant Recipient

    Diaper Bank of Chicago

    Awarded: Awarded Amount: $5,000

    The Diaper Bank of Chicago is requesting $5,000 in support of our programming, which provides diapers, books and support to families across Chicago and works to educate the public on diaper need. This grant would allow us to continue to serve our existing partners while adding an additional partner, Simpson Academy, which is a Chicago Public School for young mothers and pregnant young women. We hosted our first event at Simpson last month and we were asked to provide ongoing support to their students, which we have agreed to. On average, we spend approximately $750 per month, per partner, to support that organization's diaper needs. We currently have 8 partners we work with each month, and Simpson would be our 9th. The monthly program expenses include our part-time doula/program manager, as well as the actual diapers and books themselves.

  • Grant Recipient

    The Chicago Community Trust

    Awarded: Awarded Amount: $250,000