EIN 36-2167000

The Chicago Community Trust

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The Chicago Community Trust provides grants and other resources to improve the community, addresses community challenges, and promotes philanthropy by informing donors about philanthropic opportunities. Building on 100 years of commitment to the Chicago region, The Chicago Community Trust mobilizes people, ideas, organizations, and resources to advance equity and opportunity. Run by Andrea Saenz, it operates in Chicago, IL.
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Program areas at The Chicago Community Trust

See Schedule F and Schedule I for list of grants made. See Schedule O for most significant program accomplishments.

Grants made by The Chicago Community Trust

GranteeGrant descriptionAmount
Breakthrough Energy Catalyst FoundationTo Support Breakthrough Energy Catalyst's Effort To Accelerate Deployment of Clean Technologies in Order To Achieve Net Zero By 2050$30,000,000
Habitat For Humanity InternationalGeneral Operating Support, 2022 Contribution, 2021 Contribution, General Operating Support - for Use in the State of New Mexico$25,015,500
Youth GuidanceGeneral Operating Support, Contribution To the JPMC the Fellowship Initiative, Matching Contribution Made By Polly Eldringhoff, PGL Employee. General Operating Support, Matching the Contribution of Torrence Hinton, PGL Employee. Support for Youth Guidance Gala (No Tickets Or Tangible Benefits). Support of the Mcdonald's Chicago Community Impact Grants Program, in Support of General Operations.$22,622,900
...and 977 more grants made totalling $1,344,329,494

Who funds The Chicago Community Trust

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
The Rhoades FoundationCivic & Social$13,228,162
Morrison Family FoundationTransferring Assets of the Foundation To A Donor Advised Fund.$7,222,820
Burridge D Butler Memorial Trust of ChicagoCharitable & Educational Purposes.$2,201,672
...and 41 more grants received totalling $33,064,897

Personnel at The Chicago Community Trust

Helene GaylePresident and Chief Executive Officer$601,262
Andrea SaenzChief Operating Officer$275,869
Jessica StrausbaughChief Financial Officer$279,868
Clothilde A EwingVice President Strategic Communications$211,477
Peggy DavisVice President Community Impact / Chief Officer of Programs and Strategic Integration for$263,042
...and 9 more key personnel

Financials for The Chicago Community Trust

RevenuesFYE 09/2022
Total grants, contributions, etc.$1,634,895,301
Program services$0
Investment income and dividends$121,957,382
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$80,030
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$109,452,500
Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$3,004,379
Total revenues$1,869,389,592

Form 990s for The Chicago Community Trust

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2022-092023-08-15990View PDF
2021-092022-08-12990View PDF
2020-092021-08-11990View PDF
2019-092020-09-22990View PDF
2018-092019-10-21990View PDF
...and 12 more Form 990s

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Data update history
July 18, 2023
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2021
July 7, 2023
Used new vendors
Identified 15 new vendors, including , , , , , , , , , , , , , , and
May 13, 2023
Updated personnel
Identified 5 new personnel
May 9, 2023
Used new vendors
Identified 3 new vendors, including , , and
May 7, 2023
Received grants
Identified 1 new grant, including a grant for $130,000 from Stuart and Benjamin Abelson Foundation
Nonprofit Types
Grantmaking organizationsCommunity foundationsCharities
Community improvement
Operates donor advised fundsProvides grantsLobbyingOperates internationallyState / local levelReceives government fundingEndowed supportTax deductible donations
General information
33 S State St 750
Chicago, IL 60603
Metro area
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI
Website URL
(312) 616-8000
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IRS details
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Form 990
Year formed
Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
T31: Community Foundations
NAICS code, primary
813211: Grantmaking Foundations
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