The LGBT Community Fund at The Chicago Community Trustan endowment-based fund that strategically supports non-profit organizations that provide essential services to Chicago's LGBT communityrecently completed its second round of community grants to eight local organizations operating throughout the Chicagoland area.
The Fund, using a commissioned 2019 Community Needs Assessment to guide the process, will make grants to the following organizations:
ACLU/Roger Baldwin Foundation ( studying trans-inclusive healthcare by local governments );
AgeOptions ( Pride Cafes for seniors in suburban Cook County );
Chicago House Social Service Agency ( expand legal clinics on the South Side );
H.O.M.E. ( additional services to its LGBT residents and staff );
Legal Council for Health Justice ( legal services on the South Side with Howard Brown );
McDermott Center/Haymarket ( trauma therapy/care expansion for LGBT clients );
Sithub ( trans-employment initiative ); and
Youth Service of Northbrook and Glenbrook ( expansion of its youth services program ).
Since its inception in 2010, when civic leaders joined together in a commitment to address a broad range of needs within the LGBT community, the LGBT Community Fund has awarded more than $1.25 million dollars to over 40 organizations.
For more about the Fund, visit CCT.org/about/partnerships_initiatives/lgbt-community-fund.