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 2020.


Access Living Adler Planetarium Admiral at The Lake AIA Chicago Allendale Association Alpha Gamma Delta Foundation, Inc. The Altenheim American Foundation for The Blind American Heart Association, Inc. American Indian Center, Inc. American Red Cross of Chicago & Northern Illinois American Youth Soccer Organization Angel Harvey Family Health Center of the Infant Welfare Society of Chicago Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago Art Institute of Chicago Ascension School Association House of Chicago Boys & Girls Clubs of Chicago, Inc. Boy Scouts of America Chicago Area Council Brain Research Foundation Bryn Mawr College Carleton College The Chicago Academy for The Arts Chicago Academy of Sciences The Chicago Bar Foundation Chicago Bible Society Chicago Child Care Society Chicago Children's Museum Chicago Commons Association The Chicago Community Foundation The Chicago Community Trust Chicago Historical Society Chicago Horticultural Society Chicago Lighthouse Chicago Parks Foundation Chicago Public Schools Lake View High School Chicago Shakespeare Theater Chicago Sunday Evening Club Chicago Symphony Orchestra Chicago Theatre Group, Inc. (dba Goodman Theatre) Chicago Training School for City, Home and Foreign Missions Chicago Youth Centers Chicago Zoological Society Children's Care Foundation Children's Home and Aid Society of Illinois ChildServ Christ Church Winnetka Church Properties Reimagined, Inc. City of Pequot Lakes City Tech Collaborative Community Action of Pequot Lakes Counseling Center of The North Shore Delta Institute The DuSable Museum of African American History Inc. Elmhurst University Erie Neighborhood House eta Creative Arts Foundation Executive Service Corps of Chicago Family Business Center: Loyola University Chicago Family Service Center of Sangamon County Field Museum of Natural History Fourth Presbyterian Church Friends of The Pequot Lakes Community Library, Inc. Galena ARC Glencoe Union Church Glenwood Academy Habitat for Humanity of Dekalb County Healthy Schools Campaign Heartland Alliance for Human Needs & Human Rights Honor Flight Chicago Corp Hope Haven of Dekalb County, Inc. Hubbard Street Dance Chicago Illinois College Illinois Saint Andrew Society Scottish Old People's Home (dba Chicago Scots) Illinois Society for The Prevention of Blindness (dba ISPB) Illinois Tech Infant Welfare Society of Evanston, Inc. Juvenile Protective Association (JPA) King's Daughters Organization Kishwaukee Family YMCA Lake Forest Symphony Association, Inc. Lakes Area Food Shelf Incorporated Latin School of Chicago Lincoln Park Zoological Society Loyola University of Chicago Lyric Opera of Chicago Metropolitan Family Services Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago Museum of Science and Industry Chicago Music and Dance Theater Chicago, Inc. (dba Harris Theater) National Museum of Mexican Art NorthShore University HealthSystem Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital Northwestern Memorial Hospital Northwestern University Northwestern University Settlement Association Off the Street Club Old Town School of Folk Music, Inc. One Hope United Our Savior's Lutheran Church Pact Parish of the Holy Covenant United Methodist Church Pequot Lakes Area Historical Society Pequot Lakes Pequot Lakes Pine Mountain Settlement School Planned Parenthood of Illinois Preservation of the Egyptian Theatre, Inc. PrIncipia College The Ragdale Foundation Ravinia Festival Association (dba Ravinia) The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation (dba Driehaus Foundation) Rush University Medical Center Safe Passage, Inc. Saint Barnabas School The Salvation Army SGA Youth & Family Services Shedd Aquarium Society Shirley Ryan Ability Lab Shriners Hospitals for Children Somonauk Cemetery Association Springboard Foundation Steppenwolf Theatre Company Sycamore Park District Sycamore Public Library Union League Boys and Girls Club United Methodist Senior Services United Presbyterian Church Board of National Missions United Way of Metropolitan Chicago The University of Chicago The University of Chicago Medicine University of Illinois Foundation University of Wisconsin Foundation Westminster Place - Presbyterian Homes Women Employed YMCA Of Metro Chicago YWCA Metropolitan Chicago