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AL has officially launched our 2022 Grant Cycle. We will be hosting our next Information Session on Wednesday, May 4, at noon. Link here: https://chicagocommunitytrust.zoom.us/j/87294205713. 

We will be hosting additional Sessions on Tuesday, May 10 at 2 p.m. and on Thursday, May 19, at 10 a.m. (Same Zoom link applies.) 

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. 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. Read more here

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 grant application, as well as additional information, is available now at bit.ly/ChiRacialJustice.


The Albert Pick, Jr. Fund is pleased to be a contributing member of this Pooled Fund.

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