The Chicago Tribune is proud of its long-standing tradition of helping those in need across Chicago and the suburbs. Deepening the commitment, the Tribune partnered with The Chicago Community Trust in 2017 and established Chicago Tribune Charities, a Fund of The Chicago Community Foundation.

During the holiday season, the Chicago Tribune asks its readers for donations to support Chicago Tribune Charities – CCF. From the generous support of donors and matching funds, grants are distributed to high quality nonprofit programs or charitable events in the city and suburbs. The matching grant from ithe Ferro Foundation in November 2017 through January 2018 contributes a 50% match.

Areas of support for Chicago Tribune Charities include funding nonprofit programs and charitable events that provide:

  1. Early literacy for K-3 graders to help struggling students learn to read
  2. Educational programs that encourage at-risk teens to graduate high school with a goal of college
  3. Workforce training and literacy for adults who are unemployed
  4. Child abuse prevention and treatment for families with young children

Giving guidelines for nonprofits will be available in the first quarter of 2018. Together, we can build a stronger Chicagoland and provide opportunities for people to change their lives for the better. Chicago Tribune Charities is a donor advised fund of The Chicago Community Foundation, a corporate affiliate of The Chicago Community Trust.