Funder Collaboratives - Safe and Peaceful Communities Info Session

Funder Collaboratives - Safe and Peaceful Communities Info Session

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Safe & Peaceful Communities meeting will be recorded and posted on the CCT website by end of day; recorded link to be emailed to waitlist.

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Recognizing the potential for a spike in violence in Chicago during the summer months, the Partnership for Safe and Peaceful Communities, a coalition of 50 funders committed to aligning their grant making to support proven and promising approaches to reducing gun violence, will once again administer the Chicago Fund for Safe and Peaceful Communities (Fund).

The $1.5 million Fund offers rapid-response grant opportunities designed to support activities by nonprofit organizations that build community cohesion and promote safety and peace. It has been created in direct response to the many people and grassroots organizations that are taking on-the-ground action in their neighborhoods.

While the participating philanthropic organizations are already engaged in larger, long-term efforts to help address the problem of gun violence in Chicago, this Fund is purposely intended to provide highly targeted, immediate support to smaller, neighborhood-based groups over the summer and early fall. The Fund is not meant to be a quick fix to the broad and complex problem of violence nor is it a substitute for the intensive and wide-ranging efforts already underway or planned to respond to the many root causes of the challenge.

Grant Amount: Grants from the Chicago Fund will range from $1,000 to $10,000.

Use of Funds: Funds may be used for activities that build community cohesion and promote safety and peace. The grant agreement will contain a provision that the funds will not be used to support or advocate for the purchase or use of guns as part of any activity.

Form of Proposal: Organizations requesting funds must submit a short proposal and budget through the CCT grants management system, addressing the following:

• Community(ies) to be served

• Qualifications of the applicant, including existing programming and success to date

• Planned activities, expected participants, community partners and anticipated outcomes

• Detailed plans regarding how applicant will comply with COVID-19 guidelines

• Chicago Police Department collaboration (if applicable)

• How the activities will contribute to building community cohesion, creating safe spaces and/or improving relationships with residents and law enforcement

• Budget for requested funds

• Total annual operating budget of requesting organization

The application will be available at https://community-cct.force.com/grantcentral/s/

TIMELINE

• February 14, 2022 Application Released

• February 22, 2022 Zoom Technical Assistance Session

• March 11, 2022 Application Deadline

• April 27, 2022 Grant Awards Announced

• May 20, 2022 Checks Distributed

• October 31, 2022 Completion of all activities

• November 7, 2022 Final Report Due (Please submit as soon as your project is complete.)

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