For more than 40 years, the Searle Funds at The Chicago Community Trust has been an integral part of the Trust and its grant making. These funds support research in medicine, chemistry and biological science; scientific and educational activities in health; economic development; the environment; and education.


A Safe Haven Foundation

A Silver Lining Foundation

Access Community Health Network

Accion Chicago

Active Transportation Alliance

Advocate Charitable Foundation

Angelic Organics Learning Center

Angelic Organics Learning Center

Arise Chicago

Automotive Mentoring Group

Basil’s Harvest Inc

Bethel New Life, Inc.

Bickerdike Redevelopment Corporation

Black Oaks Center for Sustainable Renewable Living

Business and Professional People for the Public Interest

Calumet Collaborative

Center For Independence Through Conductive Education, Inc.

Center for Neighborhood Technology

Centro de Trabajadores Unidos Immigrants Workers’ Project

Chicago Architecture Biennial

Chicago Architecture Center

Chicago Community and Workers Rights

Chicago Community Loan Fund

Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership

Chicago Foundation for Women

Chicago Horticultural Society

Chicago Jobs Council

Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning

Chicago Neighborhood Initiatives

Chicago Neighborhood Initiatives Micro Finance Group

Chicago Rehabilitation Network


Chinese American Service League

Civic Consulting Alliance

Community Activism Law Alliance

Community Investment Corporation

Delta Institute

Delta Institute Building Material Reuse Center

Depaul University

Elevate Energy

Environmental Law & Policy Center

Erie Family Health Center, Inc.

Executive Service Corps

Experimental Station

Faith in Place


FARM Illinois


Fresh Taste

Greater West Town Community Development Project

Grow Greater Englewood

International Flavors & Fragrances, Inc.

Illinois Action for Children

Illinois Business Immigration Coalition

Illinois Environmental Council Education Fund

Independent Sector

Jane Addams Resource Corporation

Jane Addams Resource Corporation

Kinship Foundation Fellows

Liberty Prairie Foundation

Little Village Environmental Justice Organization


McHenry County College

Metropolitan Planning Council


The Nature Conservancy


North Lawndale Employment Network

Northwestern University



PCC Community Wellness Center

Raise The Floor Alliance

Restaurant Opportunities Centers United

Rush University Medical Center

Safer Foundation

Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law

Seven Generations Ahead

Shirley Ryan AbilityLab

Skills For Chicagoland’s Future

St. Bernard Hospital

Tapfound, Inc. dba: Taproot Foundation

The Chicago Community Foundation

The Chicago Community Foundation/Chicagoland Workforce Funder Alliance

The Chicago Community Trust

The Chicago Community Trust/ADA 25

The Chicago Community Trust/Benefit Chicago

The Conservation Fund

Energy Foundation

Innovation Foundation, Inc.

The University of Chicago Consortium on School Research

Top Box Foods

Upwardly Global

Urban Institute

Woodstock Institute

World Business Chicago