The Chicago Racial Justice Pooled Fund - Now Accepting Applications
The Chicago Racial Justice Pooled Fund is a commitment to raise and move $10M to Chicago organizations building and sustaining movements for justice that center Black lives and address anti-Blackness. While $10M is not an equitable amount to address the violence that racial injustice has ravaged, this is the first step of many needed towards a more just Chicago.
The Fund will provide grants to Black-led community organizing groups as well as allied community organizing groups addressing anti-Blackness. In this context, community organizing means bringing people together who individually may lack power but collectively can build and wield power to advance racial justice.
The Albert Pick, Jr. Fund is a contributing member of this Pooled Fund. For more information visit their website.
African American Legacy Fund
African American Legacy (AAL) is a philanthropic initiative led by Black civic and community leaders who share the common goal of improving the quality of life among Black people throughout metropolitan Chicago and as an initiative of The Chicago Community Trust. AAL engages leaders in philanthropy, collectively and individually, and provides support to nonprofit organizations that work at the community level to educate and engage communities, and to provide neighborhood-based services and solutions to address community problems. Grounded in the philosophies of collective giving, community engagement, and grant making, AAL serves as a convener and catalyst to promote significant impact in Black communities through the organizations that it supports. More information about the AAL can be found here.