Funding Opportunities

Title: 2021 Chicago Fund for Safe and Peaceful Communities

Organization: Chicago Community Trust

Description:  Recognizing the potential for a spike in violence in Chicago during the summer months, the Partnership for Safe and Peaceful Communities, a coalition of funders committed to aligning their grant making to support proven and promising approaches to reducing gun violence, will once again administer the Chicago Fund for Safe and Peaceful Communities, a $1M fund to support activities by nonprofit organizations that build community cohesion and promote safety and peace. More information here.

Application Deadline: March 2, 2021

Title: Chicago Racial Justice Pooled Fund 2020

Organization: Crossroads Fund

Description:  This social, economic and political moment is a direct result of the generational disinvestment in Black, indigenous, and brown communities. Acknowledging this, the Chicago Racial Justice Pooled Fund (the Fund) is a commitment from thirteen foundations to raise and move $3M to Chicago organizations building and sustaining movements for justice that center Black lives and address anti-Blackness. While $3M is not an equitable amount to address the violence that racial injustice has ravaged, this is the first step of many needed towards a more just Chicago. More information here.

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