About the Partnership for Safe and Peaceful Communities

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 approaches to reducing violence.

What We Support

Members of the Partnership are working together to coordinate their individual investments in the following four key strategies.

Street Outreach and Violence Interruption

Intervening with likely victims and perpetrators through street outreach, supportive services, constructive policing interventions, cognitive behavioral therapy and jobs.

Police Reform and Community Relations

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.

Gun Policy

Strengthening gun laws to reduce the availability of illegal firearms.

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Promote Community Safety and Peace

Supporting 120 grassroots community-based organizations for events and projects across 17 Chicago community areas to foster stronger community bonds, crowd out violence, and promote constructive engagement with law enforcement.

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Partnership for Safe and Peaceful Communities Members

The Albert Pick Jr. Fund
The Alvin H. Baum Family Fund
The Chicago Community Trust and Affiliates
Chicago Cred
The Field Foundation of Illinois
Irving Harris Foundation
Jewish United Fund/Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago
The Joyce Foundation
JP Morgan Chase & Co
Krehbiel Family Foundation
Lefkofsky Family Foundation
LLoyd A. Fry Foundation
MacArthur Foundation
Michael Reese Health Trust
Motorola Solutions Foundation
Polk Brothers Foundation
Pritzker Pucker Family Foundation
Robert R. McCormick Foundation
Steans Family Foundation
United Way
Vistex Foundation
Woods Fund Chicago

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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