LGBT Community Fund now accepting grant applications


CHICAGO — The Chicago Community Trust’s LGBT Community Fund is now taking grant applications.

Grants ranging from $15,000 to $25,000 will be awarded for projects in the following priority areas:

  • LGBTQ young adults, age 24 and younger
  • Older adults, age 55 and over
  • General healthcare
  • Community safety

Proposals must be submitted no later than December 28, 2018.You can find complete details about eligible organizations and projects in the Impact Grant RFP (377.3KB), then begin your online application in GrantCentral. 

The LGBT Community Fund started in 2010, after Chicago civic leaders made a commitment to address needs within the LGBT community, through strategic support to nonprofit organizations that serve it. Through an operating grant from The Elizabeth Morse Charitable Trust and funding support from The Chicago Community Trust, this fund serves as a tool to educate the region about LGBT issues and promote effective philanthropy to achieve strategic change, according to the Fund’s website. The LGBT Community Fund envisions a region where Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender residents live responsibly in harmony with all communities, enjoying the same freedoms and quality of life, and with the same opportunity to make the region a better and safer place for all to live.