The Trust, our region's community foundation, connects the generosity of donors with community needs to improve metropolitan Chicago.
We use our Facebook Page to share information and content relevant to our mission statement, our community, and to give community members an opportunity to connect with us and each other. This page is managed by the Marketing & Communications team at The Chicago Community Trust whose goal is to respond to posts, comments and concerns as promptly as possible.
This page is moderated in accordance with the Facebook Community Standards (facebook.com/communitystandards). Posts or comments violating these standards will be removed. In addition to these standards, The Chicago Community Trust will remove posts that are:
- Abusive or threatening in nature;
- Repetitive or spam;
- Not relevant to the Foundation’s mission;
- Violating laws or individual's rights.
For more than 100 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. We are dedicated to this region and to endowing its future. Together with our donors, the Trust continues to address our region’s pressing challenges and most promising opportunities.
We provide critical charitable resources in the arts, community and economic development, education, health and wellness, hunger and homeless alleviation, legal services; programs for youth, the elderly, and people with disabilities; and services to assure that basic human needs are met for all members of our community.
Since our founding in 1915, the Trust has awarded approximately $2 billion in grant funding to more than 11,000 local nonprofit organizations – including more than $236 million in 2016.
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|Description||In 1915, Albert W. Harris along with other local business leaders planted a seed in Chicago. This ambitious venture, which became The Chicago Community Trust, was fueled by the bold ideas of individuals who shared an optimistic vision for the future of the Chicago region and a common goal to improve the lives of its residents. A century later, this seed has grown into one of our region's largest charitable institutions.|