Help Us Raise $50K by July 1 to Win a $25K Grant From The Chicago Community Trust

Last year Streetsblog Chicago advocated for the transit TIF that will help fund the Red & Purple Modernization project, which will reduce rush-hour crowding. Photo: John Greenfield
Last year Streetsblog Chicago advocated for the transit TIF that will help fund the Red & Purple Modernization project, which will reduce rush-hour crowding. Photo: John Greenfield

In these unprecedented times, we here at Streetsblog Chicago know that there are many worthwhile nonprofits asking for your assistance. But, for the third year in a row, The Chicago Community Trust is stepping up to the plate by offering us a generous $25,000 challenge grant if we can raise $50,000 in sponsorships and reader donations by July 1, which will allow us to fund our next year of coverage. Once again, we’re going to need your help to win the grant, so we can continue to bring you the hard-hitting livable streets reporting you value.

The Trust is a charitable foundation dedicated to improving Chicagoland through strategic grant making, civic engagement and inspiring philanthropy. In keeping with their mission, they offered us challenge grants in 2015 (when we relaunched the site as an independent nonprofit) and 2016 so we could continue to advocate for better transportation options and safer, more vibrant streets. Sponsors, advertisers, and readers like you showed us incredible support in the past, and we’re confident that, with your help, we can win the grant once more. If you appreciate SBC’s daily coverage of local walking, biking, transit, traffic safety and development issues, please donate today.

If you’ve already donated to Streetsblog Chicago recently, thanks a bunch for your support. And thanks in advance to those of you who plan to help us win this year’s grant. Together, we can continue to push for better walking, biking, transit, and public space in the Windy City.