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 2021.


Access Living Adler Planetarium AFB American Foundation for the Blind AIA Chicago Foundation Allendale Association Alpha Gamma Delta Foundation American Heart Association American Indian Center American Red Cross Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago Art Institute of Chicago Ascension Catholic School Association House of Chicago BAPA Beverly Area Planning Association Blind Service Association Boy Scouts of America Chicago Area Council 118 Boys & Girls Clubs of Chicago Brain Research Foundation Bryn Mawr College Centro Infantil de Los Angeles Chicago Academy of Sciences Chicago Bible Society Chicago Children's Museum Chicago Commons Chicago History Museum Chicago Lighthouse for People Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired Chicago Methodist Senior Services Chicago Parks Foundation Chicago Shakespeare Theater on Navy Pier Chicago Symphony Orchestra Chicago Training School for City, Home and Foreign Missions Chicago Youth Centers Chicago Zoological Society Children's Care Foundation Childrens Home & Aid Christ Church Chicago Church Properties Reimagined, Inc. Counseling Center of the North Shore CSEC Chicago Sunday Evening Club CWA Chicago Women in Architecture Foundation Delta Institute Elmhurst University Erie Neighborhood House ETA Creative Arts Foundation Executive Service Corps Family Business Center Loyola University Chicago Family Focus Family Service Center of Sangamon County Field Museum Fourth Presbyterian Church Galena ARC Glencoe Union Church Glenwood Academy Glessner House Goodman Theatre Harris Theater for Music and Dance Harris Theater Millennium Park Healthy Schools Campaign Heartland Alliance Hole in the Wall Gang Camp Holy Covenant United Methodist Church Hubbard Street Dance Chicago Illinois College Illinois CPA Society Illinois Saint Andrew Society Scottish Old People's Home Illinois Society for the Prevention of Blindness Illinois Tech Infant Welfare Society of Chicago Infant Welfare Society of Evanston In-PACT, Inc. Jazz Institute of Chicago JPA Kids Above All King's Daughters Organization Kyiv Mohyla Foundation of America Lake View High School Wildcats Latin School of Chicago Lincoln Park Zoo Loyola University Chicago Lyric Opera of Chicago MCA Metropolitan Family Services Museum of Science & Industry Chicago National Museum of Mexican Art North Shore Senior Center Northshore University HealthSystem Northwestern Medicine Northwestern Settlement Northwestern University Off the Street Club Old Town School of Folk Music One Hope United Pegasus Theatre Chicago Pine Mountain Settlement School Planned Parenthood of Illinois QBG Foundation Ragdale Foundation Rainbow Hospice and Palliative Care Ravinia Festival Role Model Movement Inc. Nfp Rush University Medical Center Saint Barnabas SGA Youth & Family Services Shedd Aquarium Shirley Ryan AbilityLab Shriners Children's Somonauk Cemetery Association Steppenwolf Theatre Company The Admiral at the Lake The Altenheim The Chicago Academy for the Arts The Chicago Bar Foundation The Chicago Community Foundation The Chicago Community Trust The Chicago Horticultural Society The Chicago Lighthouse The DuSable Museum of African American History The Salvation Army The Seeing Eye The University of Chicago Thresholds Tree Fund Cultivating Innovation UChicagoMedicine Union League Boys & Girls Clubs United Presbyterian Church Board of National Missions for Freedmen United States Artists United Way of Metro Chicago University of Illinois Foundation University of Wisconsin Foundation Urantia Association International Westminster Place Presbyterian Homes Westminster Place Presbyterian Homes Winnetka Congregational Church Women Employed YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago YWCA Metropolitian Chicago