Chgo Community Trust

Chicago, IL • Our Region's Community Foundation

Chgo Community Trust
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Chgo Community Trust


Chgo Community Trust is a foundation community foundation. With $697m in revenue and 123 employees, it is a relatively large organization. Founded in 1951, Chgo Community Trust is headquartered in Chicago, IL. In recent tax filings, the organization reported expenses of $329m.

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Chgo Community Trust


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Mission and Work


Provides grants and other resources to improve the community; addresses community challenges; and promotes philanthropy by informing donors about philanthropic opportunities.

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In their words

The Chicago Community Trust is a community foundation dedicated to improving our region through strategic grant making, civic engagement and inspiring philanthropy. We are here to serve the nonprofit organizations, the generous donors and the thoughtful residents who strive to make a difference, helping their bold vision create lasting community change. We work with a number of partnerships and initiatives to accomplish this work.

As businesses, local governments and organizations strive to solve pressing challenges, the Trust brings these key actors together. Working together, we leverage collective knowledge, creativity and resources for a greater impact than any of us can make alone.

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Our Vision

The Trust’s vision is a thriving, equitable and connected Chicago region where people of all races, places and identities have the opportunity to reach their potential. We are clear-eyed about the many strengths of our region, and its challenges. We believe we must tackle head-on deep-rooted problems that are long-standing, including a legacy of structural inequities that continue to hold many back.

Our Strategy

For more than 100 years, The Chicago Community Trust has convened, supported, funded and accelerated the work of community members and change-makers 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, our region’s biggest challenges stem from racial and ethnic wealth inequality—and the Chicago region will not be able to realize its potential until it tackles this systemic issue. As a result, we have decided to focus our discretionary funds to address the region’s fundamental challenge: racial and ethnic wealth inequity.

Stronger. Together.

Our commitment to the Chicago region is enduring, as is our promise to adapt our work to address the most pressing needs and priorities of our current time.

Stronger. Together.

Our People

The Trust is a dedicated team of individuals who strive to make good happen every day. We are honored, challenged and inspired by the daily opportunities to help make change in our communities. We look forward to connecting with you.

Executive Committee

The Trust is guided by a diverse, dedicated Executive Committee of our region’s most committed civic leaders. This governing body is responsible for providing the strategic vision that guides our leadership role within the community.

Trustees Committee

Five financial institutions manage a large portion of the Trust’s assets. The Trustees Committee appoints up to five members of the Executive Committee, approves other appointments and advises on the development of the Trust.

Where their money goes

Grants made

These are some of the grants Chgo Community Trust has made in recent years to other charities.


The New York Women's Foundation

New York, NYThe New York Women’s Foundation creates an equitable and just future for women and families by uniting a cross-cultural alliance that ignites action and invests in bold, community-led solutions across the city.
1 grant(s) totaling $15.1m

Educational Organization

Duke University

Durham, NCDuke University is a educational organization university. With $3.4bn in revenue and 30595 employees, it is a relatively large organization.
1 grant(s) totaling $5.0m


University of Southern California

Los Angeles, CAThe University of Southern California is one of the world's leading private research universities, located in the heart of Los Angeles.
1 grant(s) totaling $4.5m


Monterey Bay Aquarium

Monterey, CALocated at the ocean's edge on historic Cannery Row, the Monterey Bay Aquarium is your window to marine life. Visit sea otters, penguins, sharks, jellies and thousands of other marine animals and plants.
1 grant(s) totaling $10.0m


OPS Foundation

Omaha, NEOPS Foundation is a foundation focused on non-financial services of facilities to other organizations. With $35.1m in revenue and 266 employees, it is a relatively large organization.
1 grant(s) totaling $5.0m

Educational Organization

Erikson Institute

Chicago, ILErikson is the premier graduate school in child development, offering master's degrees in early childhood and social work, as well as a doctorate program.
1 grant(s) totaling $5.2m


MetroFamily Services

Chicago, ILMetropolitan Family Services empowers familiesto learn, to earn, to heal, to thrive.
1 grant(s) totaling $4.5m

Educational Organization


Evanston, ILNorthwestern is a educational organization recreational, pleasure, or social club. With $3.1bn in revenue and 25684 employees, it is a relatively large organization.
1 grant(s) totaling $6.9m



Chicago, ILAbilityLab is a hospital focused on health issues. With $316m in revenue and 2595 employees, it is a relatively large organization.
1 grant(s) totaling $7.8m

Religious Organization

Relevant Radio

Green Bay, WIRelevant Radio, Drew Mariani, Patrick Madrid, Fr. Simon, Msgr Swetland, Fr. Matthew Spencer, Family Rosary Across America, Sheila Liaugminas
1 grant(s) totaling $7.5m


Glenwood Academy

Glenwood, ILGlenwood Academy is a nonprofit focused on elementary and secondary education. With $7.5m in revenue and 123 employees, it is a mid-sized organization.
1 grant(s) totaling $5.0m


Tides Center

San Francisco, CATides Center is a nonprofit focused on human services. With $150m in revenue and 828 employees, it is a relatively large organization.
1 grant(s) totaling $8.1m

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