You know who we are: the city of big shoulders, 77 neighborhoods and miles of lakefront.

You also know that we’re more than that.

We are the city that works hard, and loves hard.

We are dreamers. We are actors. We make things happen.

We love our children, our blocks and our sides of town.

We believe in equity, fairness and opportunity.

We bind together to face challenges.

We don’t wait for someone else.

We get it done.

We have the power.

The Chicago Fund for Safe and Peaceful Communities

Together, we can empower communities, strengthen relationships and build trust across Chicago.

Our 2020 Request for Proposals seeks collaborative ideas.

We believe in equity, fairness and opportunity.

Now accepting donations for Summer 2020

Donors to this Fund also are engaged in larger, long-term efforts to help address the problem of violence prevention and community safety. What makes this Fund different from those efforts is that its intended purpose is to provide highly-targeted, immediate support to smaller, neighborhood-based groups over the summer of 2020.

Together, we can create more peaceful communities.

Grants from the Chicago Fund for Safe and Peaceful communities support community-based organizations to create the conditions for violence prevention and reduction in our city. Grant awards will be announced around April 1, 2020.

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If you have a question, idea, compliment or concern about the Fund or the summer programs we are supporting, tell us here and we will respond as soon as possible You also can sign up here for updates from the Fund.


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Chicago Fund for Safe & Peaceful Communities
c/o Chicago Community Foundation
225 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 2200
Chicago, IL 60601



(312) 616-6769