The Trust, our region's community foundation, connects the generosity of donors with community needs to improve metropolitan Chicago.
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.
For the fiscal year that ended October 30, 2014, the Trust and our donors awarded $164 million to the region's not-for-profit organizations. Our giving generally falls into five broad areas:
-Arts and Culture
-Basic Human Needs
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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.