253 Grassroots Groups Receive $2.5M to Build Peace in Neighborhoods Hardest Hit by Gun Violence

The Partnership for Safe and Peaceful Communities (PSPC), a coalition of more than 50 foundations and private funders working together to support promising solutions to addressing gun violence, announces 253 grassroots organizations will receive over $2.5 million in grants from its 8th annual Chicago Fund for Safe and Peaceful Communities. In addition to the Chicago Fund’s summertime programming focus, Mayor Johnson has partnered with PSPC this year to expand the Chicago Fund’s total investment into communities through public-private partnerships to engage more young people in activities over Memorial Day and during the gap between the end of the CPS school year and the beginning of Chicago Park District programming.

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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 and early fall.

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. The most recent grant awards were announced in May 2022.

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