The Partnership for Safe and Peaceful Communities is a coalition of more than 40 Chicago funders and foundations committed to aligning their funding to support proven and promising approaches to reducing violence.
Members of the Partnership are working together to coordinate their individual investments in the following four key strategies.
Intervening with likely victims and perpetrators through street outreach, violence interruption, supportive services, constructive policing interventions, cognitive behavioral therapy, and jobs.
Increasing the effectiveness and legitimacy of the Chicago Police Department through improved training, better police-community relations, greater community voice in the design and operations of police accountability structures, and other reforms.
Supporting grassroots organizations to sponsor events and projects in Chicago's neighborhoods that foster stronger community bonds, crowd out violence, and promote constructive engagement with law enforcement. Apply for a safe and peaceful grant now.
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.