The Clinton Foundation, to support the 11th annual CGI University meeting, including efforts to engage a network of young leaders who are developing innovative solutions to some of the world’s most pressing challenges. $50,000
Forefront, for the Mission Sustainability Initiative which enables local nonprofits to evaluate and pursue collaborations, mergers or restructuring. (R)$40,000
NABJ—Chicago Chapter, to encourage interest in journalism and media careers among youth at the NABJ 2018 Chicago Road Show. $2,500
The University of Illinois, to support the Addressing the Psychosocial Impacts of Deportation and Detention on Migrant Youth and Families conference held by the Great Cities Institute and the Center for Global Health. $5,000
(R): indicates renewal of grant support
Responsive grants like these are designed to support specific programs and projects that serve a community need, or seize an opportunity for impact. The Trust also supported civic and cultural vitality in the region through its GO Grants. As the GO Grant multi-year pilot program concludes, these longtime partner organizations are receiving exit grants to support their work through the transition.
The Trust is currently defining the grant priorities for its next phase of work, which will focus on helping Chicago achieve the goal of closing our racial wealth gap. New opportunities to apply for grants will become available after this planning is complete. If you are a Chicago-area nonprofit, the best way to stay informed is to create an account in GrantCentral, where you can sign up to receive notifications as grant opportunities become available.