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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.

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    CHICAGO CULTURAL ALLIANCE

    Awarded: Awarded Amount: $13,000

    The City of Chicago’s Department of Planning and Development (DPD) launched “We Will Chicago,” the City’s first citywide planning initiative in more than 50 years. The Chicago Cultural Alliance has joined as a “Community Partner” and is among the groups selected to assist with the citywide planning process and contribute to one of the plan’s seven pillar research reports for the initiative’s Advisory Committee. MUSE and Rudd Resources are part of the consulting team supporting DPD in developing research reports on seven pillars. As part of its role, MUSE and Rudd Resources are tracking the Community Partner’s involvement and making stipends available to selected organizations to participate on a pillar research team or the Advisory Committee.

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    The University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy

    Awarded: Awarded Amount: $200,000

    The University of Chicago Center for Effective Government is grateful to be considered for the Chicago Community Trust’s support of $200,000 over two years for the Civic Leadership Academy (CLA). This support will sustain the annual leadership development program for 30 Chicago civic leaders, focusing on training for individual leaders, bridging communities, and harnessing their collective power to advance meaningful institutional reform across the city of Chicago.

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    Latino Policy Forum

    Awarded: Awarded Amount: $160,000

    Building on the success of four years of the Multicultural Leadership Academy, six years before that offering the Illinois Latino Leadership Academy, and last year’s inaugural program for the combined graduates of those academies, we will continue to offer development opportunities for the more than 220 Latino and African American academy graduates. Those development opportunities will include (1) training that will develop their transformative leadership skills; (2) training and other opportunities to build cross-cultural understanding and collaboration; (3) an in-depth program to develop advocacy skills and knowledge among a cohort of 12 to 24 program participants; (4) networking events to build lasting bonds among the participants; and (5) opportunities to engage in cross-cultural community-based civic improvement projects..

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    Chicago Community Foundation

    Awarded: Awarded Amount: $100,000

    The funding request is to support predevelopment efforts of participants of the NDI program. As part of the program, each agency will develop a real estate project. The funding will cover the cost of due diligence efforts.

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    Eighteenth Street Development Corporation

    Awarded: Awarded Amount: $13,000

    ESDC is requesting extended funding and more time in order to be able to meet our goals related to community engagement for this project (We Will Chicago).

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    Garfield Park Community Council

    Awarded: Awarded Amount: $13,000

    The City of Chicago’s Department of Planning and Development (DPD) launched “We Will Chicago,” the City’s first citywide planning initiative in more than 50 years. Garfield Park Community Council is among the groups selected to assist with the citywide planning process and contribute to one of the plan’s seven pillar research reports or the initiative’s Advisory Committee. MUSE and Rudd Resources are part of the consulting team supporting DPD in developing research reports on seven pillars. As part of its role, MUSE and Rudd Resources are tracking the Community Partner’s involvement and making stipends available to selected organizations to participate on a pillar research team or the Advisory Committee.

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    Black Metropolis National Heritage Area Commission

    Awarded: Awarded Amount: $13,000

    The City of Chicago’s Department of Planning and Development (DPD) launched “We Will Chicago,” the City’s first citywide planning initiative in more than 50 years. Bronzeville Community Development Partnership (termed “Community Partner” through this MOU) is among the groups selected to assist with the citywide planning process and contribute to one of the plan’s seven pillar research reports or the initiative’s Advisory Committee.

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    NORTH RIVER COMMISSION

    Awarded: Awarded Amount: $13,000

    The City of Chicago’s Department of Planning and Development (DPD) launched “We Will Chicago,” the City’s first citywide planning initiative in more than 50 years. North River Commission is among the groups selected to assist with the citywide planning process and contribute to one of the plan’s seven pillar research reports or the initiative’s Advisory Committee. The We Will Chicago Phase II timeline has been extended to June 2022 and includes five (5) additional pillar research team meetings and three (3) additional Advisory Committee meetings, two (2) reconvenings in the fall of 2022 and two (2) Community Partner-led engagement events. More details are included below.