In 2016, 4,368 people were shot and 764 people were killed in Chicago, a level of violence unheard of since the 1990s.

Community leaders, police and civic partners are working together to bring about safer, more peaceful communities.

Who we are

The Partnership for Safe and Peaceful Communities is a coalition of more than 30 Chicago funders and foundations committed to aligning their funding to support proven and promising urgent responses to reducing violence in the next two to three years.

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Introduction to the Partnership for Safe and Peaceful Communities

As shootings and homicides drop in Englewood, a new optimism grows

Everyone who cares deeply about Chicago’s future can play a role.

If you are an employer, you can hire young people at risk. If you are a community leader, you can help improve police-community relations. If you are a health care provider, you can support trauma-informed care to gun violence victims. If you are a funder, you can support any one of these efforts. Whatever you do, your voice matters when you speak up in support of policies that can make our neighborhoods safer. Reach out to learn more.

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