The Chicago Community Trust

For more than 92 years, The Chicago Community Trust has worked hand in hand with thousands of local residents who see how good Chicago can be and who want to be part of a promising future.

It is dedicated to the Chicago region and to endowing its future. Together with its donors, the Trust continues to address the region's pressing challenges and most promising opportunities.

The mission of the Trust is to lead and inspire philanthropic efforts that measurably improve the quality of life and the prosperity of Chicago.

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Assets and Giving for Chicago Community Trust


2019 - 3,248,271,849
2018 - 3,139,290,774
2017 - 2,691,371,233
Domestic Grants

2019 - 340,215,752
2018 - 355,891,327


Recent News from Chicago Community Trust

City Club of Chicago: Intergenerational Insights €“ A Philanthropic Fireside Chat
Foundation: MacArthur Foundation, Chicago Community Trust, Chicago Public Education Fund

John Palfrey, president of the MacArthur Foundationone of the largest philanthropies in the US, with $7 billion to its nameis making a splash with a $10 million donation to Chicago's public...more

New Medical Hub Combines Efforts of Nine Chicago Institutions
Foundation: Chicago Community Trust

Nine Chicago-area universities and the National Institutes of Health have teamed up to create the Chicago Biomedical Consortium Hub for Innovative Technology and Entrepreneurship in the Sciences, or...more

More than Half of America's 20 Top Public Charities Are Donor-Advised Funds
Foundation: Silicon Valley Community Foundation, Chicago Community Trust

How philanthropy can divert money from our common good. Donors can claim substantial charitable tax benefits for their contributions to...more

Pritzker Traubert Foundation announces winner of $10 million Chicago Prize
Foundation: Chicago Community Trust

"Philanthropy and business and government are pivoting and need to pivot ... The foundation said that, through philanthropic, corporate and...more

James Irvine Foundation Awards $35 Million to Support Workers in California
Foundation: Chicago Community Trust, James Irvine Foundation, Johnson Foundation, Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Irvine Foundation

The James Irvine Foundation's grant will support workers in California, including $2 million to the Foundation for California Community...more

Chicago-area foundations upped grant-making by 52% in 2021
Foundation: Chicago Community Trust

The Chicago Community Trust, No. 2 on this year's ranking with $4.78 billion in assets, saw the largest surge in grants paid—a whopping...more

The Lake County Community Foundation and McMullan Donor Advised Fund Partner To ...
Foundation: Lake County Community Foundation, Chicago Community Trust

The Lake County Community Foundation (LCCF) recently announced over $500000 in grants combined with another $500000 in grants from an...more

5 New Members Elected to University's Board of Trustees
Foundation: McCormick Foundation, Chicago Community Trust

She is also the co-founder with her husband, Life Trustee Donovan McNabb '98, of the Donovan McNabb Fund, and a partner in their...more

Chicago Community Trust's Daniel Ash is named the new president of the Field Foundation of Illinois
Foundation: Chicago Community Trust, Field Foundation of Illinois

... but he is looking forward to continued collaboration with them in the grantmaking and philanthropy world. Daniel Ash, the new president of...more

Philanthropy & Giving - The Chicago Community Trust
Foundation: Chicago Community Trust

We Connect Philanthropy to Impact · The Trust fulfills an essential role at the heart of Chicago philanthropy. · Our philanthropic advisors...more

Social Enterprise Network Sites

Co-founders William Mann and David Mravyan devised the Sensimat during a mandatory project for their MBA at the Richard Ivey School of Business in Canada. Sensimat is a device that helps manage and assess pressure among wheelchair users.

Federal Government Grant and Assistance Programs

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