Donor Spotlight: The Chicago Community Trust

Donor Spotlight: The Chicago Community Trust

Due to the generous support of our institutional donors, Thresholds is able to provide the gold-standard for community health services. To honor their invaluable contributions, we’ve created “Donor Spotlight”, a monthly blog series that shares the story behind these incredible organizations and celebrates the profound impact they have on their community. Check out our first installment here!

This month, we’re delighted to feature a long-time funder: The Chicago Community Trust

Searle Funds + CCT logo

The Chicago Community Trust (“the Trust”) has donated more than $1.5 million to Thresholds over a 30-year span. The Trust, our region’s community foundation, partners with donors to leverage their philanthropy in ways that transform lives and communities. Since its founding in 1915, the Trust has awarded approximately $2.3 billion in grants to thousands of local and national nonprofits, including $164.5 million in 2014.

Over the years, The Trust has supported a wide range of Thresholds programs, including our Young Adult Program, Supported Employment, and a Misdemeanor Diversion Project. Most recently, support from the Searle Funds at The Chicago Community Trust has enabled nearly 100 Thresholds members to receive high-quality comprehensive dental care through our Mobile Dental Van Initiative. Dental care has long been cited as one of the most pervasive and unmet needs among our members.

Thresholds is grateful to the Trust’s commitment to our members and their efforts to help those we serve live stable and fulfilling lives in the community.

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