As our region’s community foundation, The Chicago Community Trust works diligently to ensure a donor’s intent is honored in perpetuity. The Trust’s designated fund program supports specific nonprofit organizations, programs and projects that have been determined by the donor. By establishing a designated fund, grants are made for the exclusive use of the selected organization. Following are organizations that have received grants from designated funds in 2019.



Access Living of Metropolitian Chicago

Adler Planetarium

The Admiral at the Lake

Allendale Association

Alpha Gamma Delta Foundation

The Altenheim

American Diabetes Association

American Foundation for the Blind

American Heart Association

American Indian Center

American Red Cross of Chicago & Northern Illinois

Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago

The Art Institute of Chicago

Ascension School

Association House of Chicago

Boy Scouts of America

Boys & Girls Clubs of Chicago

Brain Research Foundation

Bryn Mawr College

Carleton College

Chicago Academy of Sciences

Chicago Bible Society

Chicago Child Care Society

Chicago Children’s Museum

Chicago Commons

Chicago Historical Society

Chicago Horticultural Society

Chicago Lighthouse for People Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired

Chicago Parks Foundation


Chicago Shakespeare Theater

Chicago Sunday Evening Club

Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Chicago Theatre Group, Inc.

Chicago Training School for City, Home and Foreign Missions

Chicago Youth Centers

King’s Daughters Organization

Lake Forest Symphony Association Inc

Lakes Area Food Shelf

Latin School of Chicago

Lincoln Park Zoological Society

Loyola University Chicago Family Business Center

Loyola University Chicago

Lyric Opera of Chicago

Metropolitan Family Services

Museum of Contemporary Art

Museum of Science and Industry

National Museum of Mexican Art

NorthShore University HealthSystem

Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital

Northwestern Memorial HealthCare

Northwestern University

Northwestern University Settlement

Off The Street Club

Old Town School of Folk Music

One Hope United

Pequot Lakes Independent School District 186

Pine Mountain Settlement School

Planned Parenthood of Illinois



Presbyterian Homes

Presbyterian Homes – Westminster Place

Principia College

Ragdale Foundation

Ravinia Festival Association

Rush University Medical Center

Saint Barnabas School

SGA Youth & Family Services

Shirley Ryan Ability Lab

Shriners Hospitals for Children

Somonauk Cemetery Association

Steppenwolf Theatre Company

The Chicago Academy for the Arts

The Chicago Bar Foundation

Chicago Lighthouse for People Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired

The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation

The Salvation Army Metropolitan Divisional Headquarters

The Springboard Foundation

The University of Chicago

The University of Chicago Medicine


Union League Boys and Girls Club

United Methodist Homes and Services

United Presbyterian Church Board of National Missions

United Way of Metro Chicago

United Way of Metropolitan Chicago

University of Illinois Foundation

Valley West Community Hospital

Women Employed

YWCA of Metropolitan Chicago