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6 South And West Side Projects Named Finalists For $10 Million Chicago Prize

Meet the community-led groups on the shortlist for the Pritzker Traubert Foundation's second Chicago Prize.


‘This Is The Birthday Of The Bronzeville Trail’: Community Comes Out To Celebrate Project’s Kickoff

The project received a $75,000 Chicago Community Trust grant for predevelopment planning, which is expected to last two to three years.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

Brown Sugar Bakery Owner To Expand Her Life Is Sweet Candy Business At Former Cupid Candies Factory Thanks To Grant

Stephane Hart bought the Cupid Candies factory in 2020 and launched her own candy line. With the Chicago Community Trust grant, she can accelerate renovation of the building and bring more jobs to her community.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

West Side Athletic Center, Affordable Housing Project Receive Grants To ‘Guarantee An Equitable Recovery’ From Pandemic

Seven West and South side projects received We Rise Together grants, supporting community-led developments that could uplift marginalized neighborhoods.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

West Side Neighborhood Leader Honored For ‘Dedication To Empowering And Uplifting The African American Community’

Claude Robinson of UCAN was awarded the Donald Stewart Fellowship from the African American Legacy Fund and the Chicago Community Trust.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

In Bronzeville, A Push To Preserve Historic Lu Palmer Mansion — And Chicago’s Black Media Legacy

The 133-year-old mansion at 3654 S. King Drive has been vacant for nearly two decades. The Obsidian Collection is ready to buy the home and turn it into a museum, library and archive for Black journalists and content creators.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

$10 Million Raised In Less Than A Week To Help Chicagoans Hit Hardest By COVID-19 Crisis

The Chicago Community Trust and United Way of Metro Chicago will distribute the funds to nonprofits that help vulnerable residents in the coming days.

Pilsen, Little Village, Back of the Yards

With New Program, Chicago Community Trust Aims To Give Community Organizers $200,000 Grants To Create Change

The trust will host informational sessions on the new program in Austin on the city's West Side and Grand Boulevard on the city's South Side on Thursday.


New Englewood Leadership Symposium To Bring Emerging Leaders, Artists And More Together To Share Ideas

The first of its kind Englewood Leadership Symposium hopes to give aspiring leaders the tools they need to thrive.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham