In addition to being a founder of Smart Chicago, The Chicago Community Trust is also an important funder.
- The Trust, along with their partner, the Knight Foundation, funded the Kick-Starting Civic Innovation grant in June 2012. This grant formed the foundation of our CivicWorks project
- The Trust made grants in September 2012 and July 2013 through its donor-advised OneChicagoFund in support of development of the Chicago Early Learning Portal
- The Trust serves as Smart Chicago’s fiscal sponsor on a January, 2014 grant made by the Knight Foundation to develop communication strategies to engage with targeted communities through Foodborne Chicago
- The Trust supports our Expunge.io product through a grant made in September 2014 to help Smart Chicago be an advocate for juvenile expungement through public awareness, enhance direct services, and documenting baseline processes in the expungement system
- The Trust, along with their partner, the Knight Foundation, funded the Community Information Deep Dive initiative in February 2014
- In June 2014, The Trust funded a project to create a digital directory for youth in detention facilities, helping further our Justice program