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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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    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.

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    DEPAUL UNIVERSITY

    Awarded: Awarded Amount: $25,000

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    Center for Neighborhood Technology

    Awarded: Awarded Amount: $55,000

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    DEPAUL UNIVERSITY

    Awarded: Awarded Amount: $15,000

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    Chicago Community Foundation

    Awarded: Awarded Amount: $3,062

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    ALL CHICAGO MAKING HOMELESSNESS HISTORY

    Awarded: Awarded Amount: $150,000

    All Chicago promotes systems-change and policy innovations in Chicago’s homelessness system. We seek to advance our capacity to help achieve racial equity in the housing space. We lead the Chicago Continuum of Care and maintain strong relationships with government entities, sector thought leaders, community-based organizations and partnerships, universities, and others. All Chicago monitors the Homeless Management Information System database to track people who touch the homeless system each year. We use comprehensive data to drive decision making. We promote system-wide improvements through public convenings, sector wide trainings and by incorporating the voices of adults and youth with the lived experience of homelessness.

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    LINCOLN PARK COMMUNITY SERVICES

    Awarded: Awarded Amount: $25,000

    Lincoln Park Community Services respectfully submits this application for general operating support to support our expansion of Drop-in services for people experiencing street based homelessness at our Sedgwick location in Old Town based upon the need that has been identified since our move to our new location. Specifically, we are seeking to increase the operation of our drop-in center to five days a week and facilitate expanded services to individuals who are in need, even if we are unable to provide them with an interim housing (shelter) bed. LPCS seeks to transition from a drop-in model that serves clients one time or intermittently to a more comprehensive, outcomes-focused model offering regular, weekly case management and support to clients until they are placed into more stable housing. With our current model we are limited to one day a week for just three hours in a single location. Our expanded drop-in center model will offer showers, laundry, meals, hygiene supplies, access to clothing items, access to on-site primary care, access to computers and wi-fi, transportation support/bus passes, and intensive case management focused on linkage to services. We are seeking support to hire additional staff, purchase additional resources, such as hygiene supplies, food, and clothing, CTA passes, and provide case management services to street-based individuals. LPCS serves adult individuals aged 18 and over who are experiencing homelessness or who are at risk of homelessness and works with them to overcome their barriers to housing. LPCS serves individuals of all ethnic and racial backgrounds, sexual orientation, religious affiliation, gender identity, and educational attainment. Guests and clients come to LPCS from throughout Chicago. The LPCS drop-in center has a particular emphasis on people who are unsheltered and experiencing street-based homelessness.