The Chicago Community Trust

The Chicago Community Trust Overview

The Chicago Community Trust is located in Chicago, IL. The organization was established in 1951. According to its NTEE Classification (T31) the organization is classified as: Community Foundations, under the broad grouping of Philanthropy, Voluntarism & Grantmaking Foundations and related organizations. As of 09/2019, Chicago Community Trust employed 126 individuals. This organization is an independent organization and not affiliated with a larger national or regional group of organizations.

For the year ending 09/2019, Chicago Community Trust generated $564.2m in total revenue. This represents relatively stable growth, over the past 5 years the organization has increased revenue by an average of 9.2% each year. All expenses for the organization totaled $370.2m during the year ending 09/2019. While expenses have increased by 10.3% per year over the past 5 years. They've been increasing with an increasing level of total revenue. You can explore the organizations financials more deeply in the financial statements section below.

Since 2017, Chicago Community Trust has awarded 6,986 individual grants totaling $982,003,985. If you would like to learn more about the grant giving history of this organization, scroll down to the grant profile section of this page.

Mission & Program ActivityExcerpts From the 990 Filing

TAX YEAR

2019

Describe the Organization's Mission:

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PROVIDES GRANTS AND OTHER RESOURCES TO IMPROVE THE COMMUNITY; ADDRESSES COMMUNITY CHALLENGES; AND PROMOTES PHILANTHROPY BY INFORMING DONORS ABOUT PHILANTHROPIC OPPORTUNITIES.

Describe the Organization's Program Activity:

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SEE SCHEDULE F AND SCHEDULE I FOR LIST OF GRANTS MADE. SEE SCHEDULE O FOR MOST SIGNIFICANT PROGRAM ACCOMPLISHMENTS.


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The Chicago Community Trust Board, Officers & Key Employees

The Chicago Community Trust Vendors

Vendor Name (Service)Compensation
Deloitte Consulting Llp
Consulting Services
$326,442
Bridgespan Group Inc
Consulting Services
$606,666
Renpsg Philanthropic Solutions Group
Record Keeping Services
$1,379,179
Northern Trust
Record Keeping/advisory Services
$642,845
Connect Search Llc
Staffing Services
$309,367
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Financial Statements

Statement of Revenue
Total Revenue from Contributions, Gifts, Grants & Similar$462,263,453
Investment income $58,067,123
Tax Exempt Bond Proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Net Rental Income $45,054
Net Gain/Loss on Asset Sales $41,681,852
Net Income from Fundraising Events $0
Net Income from Gaming Activities $0
Net Income from Sales of Inventory $0
Miscellaneous Revenue$0
Total Revenue $564,214,027

The Chicago Community Trust Grants Awarded

Over the last fiscal year, The Chicago Community Trust has awarded $335,779,945 in support to 2,507 organizations.

Grant RecipientAmount

Chicago, IL

PURPOSE: FUND OPERATIONS AND PROGRAMMING

$23,565,000

HEARTLAND ALLIANCE FOR HUMAN NEEDS & HUMAN RIGHTS

Org PageRecipient Profile

Chicago, IL

PURPOSE: TO SUPPORT READI CHICAGO YEAR 2

$13,351,733

Rochester, MN

PURPOSE: TO SUPPORT ALZHEIMER'S RESEARCH, TO FUND ROBERT A. KYLE, M.D. HEMATOLOGIC MALIGNANCIES FUND FOR USE IN RESEARCH OF MULTIPLE MYELOMA AND TO FUND THE THOMAS AND ELIZABETH GRAINGER PROGRAM IN BIPOLAR RESEARCH THROUGH THE CENTER FOR INDIVIDUALIZED MEDICINE.

$11,501,235

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY

Org PageRecipient Profile

Evanston, IL

PURPOSE: TO SUPPORT THE CHICAGO BIOMEDICAL CONSORTIUM AND SEARLE LEADERSHIP FUND IN THE LIFE SCIENCES

$10,478,030

MONTEREY BAY AQUARIUM FOUNDATION

Org PageRecipient Profile

Monterey, CA

PURPOSE: $5 MILLION FOR CONSERVATION AND SCIENCE PRORGAMS, $5 MILLION FOR CONSERVATION RESEARCH PROGRAMS

$10,000,000

METROPOLITAN FAMILY SERVICES

Org PageRecipient Profile

Chicago, IL

PURPOSE: IMPLEMENT COMMUNITIES PARTNERSHIP 4 PEACE (CP4P)

$7,808,361
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The Chicago Community Trust Grants Recieved

Over the last fiscal year, we have identified 16 grants that The Chicago Community Trust has recieved totaling $640,462.

Awarding OrganizationAmount
$150,000
$150,000
James Mills Charitable Foundation

Northfield, IL

PURPOSE: COVID RELIEF

$125,000
Gulf Coast Community Foundation Inc

Venice, FL

PURPOSE: HUMAN SERVICES

$100,000
Kaufman Family Foundation

Kenilworth, IL

PURPOSE: GENERAL SUPPORT

$25,000
Heizer Foundation

Lake Forest, IL

PURPOSE: NEIGHBORHOOD ENTREPRENEURSHIP LAB

$20,000
View Grant Recipient Profile

Endowment Analysis

Beg. Balance$1,259,741,022
Earnings$16,370,066
Admin Expense$11,315,581
Net Contributions$9,584,921
Grants$33,377,849
Ending Balance$1,241,002,579

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