Recognizing the importance and effectiveness of collaboration, The Chicago Community Trust supports funder collaboratives, which bring together leadership and funding from multiple foundations, corporations and donors to respond to a particular issue. These collaboratives help funders mobilize and leverage resources needed to achieve greater impact for the community. Following are funder collaboratives of the Trust and the nonprofit organizations they awarded grants to in 2019.


Access Contemporary Music

Art Encounter

ArtReach Chicago

Arts Refreshing the Soul


Barrel of Monkeys Productions

Blair Thomas & Company

Chicago a cappella

The Chicago Art Department

Chicago Artists Coalition

Joel Hall Dancers & Center

Chicago West Community Music Center

DanceWorks Chicago, Inc. NFP

Deeply Rooted Productions


Forward Momentum Chicago, NFP


Fund for Innovative TV

Interrobang Theatre Project Inc.

Intonation Music Workshop

Jackalope Theatre Company

Korean Cultural Center of Chicago

MAKE Literary Productions, NFP

Mandala South Asian Performing Arts Inc.

National Indo-American Museum

National Veterans Art Museum

Praize Productions, Inc.

Chicago Danztheatre Ensemble

Red Clay Dance Company Inc.

Rivendell Theatre Ensemble

Synapse Arts Collective

The Chicago Mosaic School

True Star Foundation Inc.

UrbanTheater Company NFP

Winifred Haun & Dancers


1200 N Menard

1st Holy Zion Missionary Baptist Church

2016 MA’AT Inc. NFP

300 Block Club Lotus

300 North Mason Block Club

300 North Pine Block Club

360 Nation

4800 W Crystal Street Block Club

4900 W Washington Blvd Block Club

51st Street Business Association

800 N Karlov Block Club

800 N Kedvale

8000 Constance Block Club

83rd Street Block Club

900 North Parkside Block Club

A Long Walk Home Inc.

Agape Werks, Inc.


Alliance of the Southeast

All Family Active (ALFA Organization)

Alliance 98

Annie B. Jones Community Services, Inc.

Another Chance Baptist Church

Archi-Treasures Association

Arthur Lockhart Resource Institute

Austin Green Team

Automotive Mentoring Group Inc.

B.Fli Productions, Inc.

Black Girls Break Bread Inc.

Bounce For Joy Project

Brave Camps Inc.

BraveSoul Movement

Bronzeville Historical Society

Brothers Standing Together Inc.

Bullying Prevention and Awareness 365, Inc.

Bush Community Gardeners Organization

CBR Tranquility Development NFP

Center for Advancing Domestic Peace Inc.

Center for Community Development Initiatives

Center of Higher Development

Central Austin Neighborhood Association

Champs Male Mentoring Program – Chirise


Chicago Alternative to Incarceration Collaborative

Chicago Cultural Performing Arts & Media Alliance

Chicago Metamorphosis Orchestra Project NFP

Chicago Youth Boxing Club Inc.

Chi-shorties NFP

Christ is First Productions

Circles & Ciphers

City of Refuge – Chicago

Collaboraction Theatre Company Inc.

Commonwealth Foundation Collective

Cosmopolitan Community Church

Dancing with Class

Darren B. Easterling Center for Restorative Practices

Deeply Rooted Productions

DMI Information Processing Center, Inc.

Dorchester Community Garden

Drive Our Future

Edward G. Irvin Foundation

Elastic Arts Foundation

Elijah’s House, NFP

Englewood Enterprise Gallery

Excel Community Development Corporation

Fathers Who Care

FOUS Youth Development Services

Friends of the Parks

Future Ties, NFP

GAP Community Center

Getting Connected

Girls Like Me Project, Inc.

Global Girls Inc.

Goldin Institute

Grand Boulevard Prevention Services

Grow Greater Englewood

Gyrls In The H.O.O.D. Foundation

Henry Williams Love Foundation

Hermitage Street Community Garden

Hope Works Community Development

Hyde Park Jazz Festival

I AM My Brother’s Keeper Unity Day

Imagine Englewood If, NFP

IMANI Community Development Corporation

IMPACT Family Center

Insight Project for Kids

Institute for Positive Living

Jackson Park Golf Association

Jardincito Nature Play Garden

J-Def Peace Project

Kells Park Community Council

Kids Off The Block, Inc.

KUFI Club of Chicago

La Villita Nature Play Garden

Ladies of Virtue, NFP

Live the Spirit Residency

Local-Motions, Inc.

Lost Boyz Inc.

Love, Unity & Values (LUV) Institute

Magnifying Urban Realities and Affecting Lives

Major Adams Community Committee

Marillac Social Center

Mentor Teacher Brother, Inc.

Metro Vision Partners, NFP

Mindfulness Leader, NFP

Monroe Foundation

Morganway Community Garden

Downtown Mt. Vernon Development Corporation

Museum Shores Educational Community Project NFP

NEBC Employment Resource Services

Nehemiah Group

Nehemiah Trinity Rising

New Mount Calvary Missionary Baptist Church in Chicago

Nobel Neighbors

North Lawndale Community Coordinating Council

Not Before My Parents

One Church One School Community Partnership

OPEN Center for the Arts

Opera-Matic NFP

Peace and Education Coalition of Back of the Yards

Peace Makers Worldwide

People’s Community Development Association of Chicago, Inc.

Permaculture Chicago Teaching Institute

Phoenix Diverse Holistics Collaborative NFP

Port Ministries

Prevention Force Family Center Inc.

Pride ROC

Project Education Plus

Real Men Charities, Inc.

ReCondition Community Cooperative

Red Clay Dance Company Inc.

Redeemed Community Development NFP

Redevelopment Management Resources, Inc.

Reflections Foundation

Restoring the Path (dba Crushers Club)

Roll Call

Root-Riot Urban Garden Network

Sacred Ground Ministries

Saint Agatha Catholic Church

Sankofa Safe Child Inc.

Saving Lives, Inc.

Segundo Ruiz Belvis Cultural Center

Shamar Group Community Development Corporation

South Austin Neighborhood Association

South Merrill Community Garden

South Side Jazz Coalition

Southside Together Organizing for Power

St. Titus One Missionary Baptist Church

Stop The Violence

Sweet Water Foundation Inc.

Talented 10th Mentoring Program

Teamwork Englewood

Telpochcalli Community Education Project Inc.

Terrell M Bosley Anti-Violence Association Inc.

Territory NFP


The Black Star Project

One For One

The Garden of Love

The Neighborhood Network Alliance

The Original Sixty Fourth Street Beach Drummers, Inc.

The Rock Enterprises and Development Corporation

The Voices and Faces Project

THE Westside Writing Project NFP

Think Outside Da Block

Third Unitarian Church of Chicago

Totally Positive Productions, Inc.


Un Nuevo Despertar A New Awakening NFP

U.N.I.O.N. Impact Center

United For Better Living, Inc.

Villapalooza Inc.

We Are Light

West Side Cultural Arts Council

West Side Justice Center Inc.

What About Us Charitable Enterprises Inc.

Windsor Park Foundation Inc.

Working Family Solidarity

WRAP your beYOUty Movement


Young Chicago Authors


Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership

Chicago Jobs Council

City Colleges of Chicago Foundation

Instituto del Progreso Latino

Skills for Chicagoland’s Future

The Aspen Institute

The Chicago Community Trust

United Way of Metropolitan Chicago

Harper College Educational Foundation

Wisconsin Regional Training Partnership Inc.


Better Boys Foundation

Cabrini Green Legal Aid

Chapin Hall Center for Children at University of Chicago

Lawndale Christian Legal Center

Milton S. Eisenhower Foundation

One Hope United

Teamwork Englewood

Westside Health Authority


A​lliance of ​F​ilipinos ​for I​mmigrant ​R​ights & ​Empowerment

Arab American Action Network

Arab American Family Services, Inc.

Arise Chicago

Centro de Trabajadores Unidos: United Workers’ Center

Centro Romero

Chicago Religious Leadership Network on Latin America

Beyond Legal Aid

DePaul University

DuPage Federation on Human Services Reform

Enlace Chicago

Erie Neighborhood House

Family Focus, Inc.

Healing to Action

Heartland Alliance for Human Needs and Human Rights

North Suburban Legal Aid Clinic

Hispanic American Community Education and Services, Inc.

Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights

Immigrant Solidarity DuPage

Legal Aid Chicago

Mujeres Latinas En Acción

Latino Policy Forum

Latino Union of Chicago

Latinos Progresando

Logan Square Neighborhood Association

Mano a Mano Family Resource Center

Northern Illinois Justice for Our Neighbors

PASO – West Suburban Action Project

Pan-African Association


Resurrection Project

Shriver Center on Poverty Law

Southwest Organizing Project

Southwest Suburban Immigrant Project

Spanish Community Center

HANA Center

The Immigration Project Inc.

University YMCA

Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights

Vietnamese Association of Illinois

World Relief


Arts + Public Life, an initiative of UChicago Arts

Center for Neighborhood Technology

DePaul University

Esperanza Health Centers

Garfield Park Community Council


K.L.E.O. Community Family Life Center

Latin United Community Housing Association (LUCHA)

Latinos Progresando

Logan Square Neighborhood Association

Sunshine Gospel Ministries


Illinois Arts Alliance