Crossroads Fund provides grants to bolster grassroots efforts that confront economic, social, and racial injustice in the Chicago area. Since awarding its first grant in 1981, Crossroads Fund has distributed $5 million in grants to hundreds of groups that work with projects related to community development, human rights, LGBT issues, women’s and workers’ rights, and youth development.
Crossroads Fund’s Youth Fund for Social Change grant offers a $1,000 endowment to Chicago youth activists who want to change policies or structures that pose barriers to equality in their communities. Youth-led nonprofit organizations and young people 26 and under are eligible to apply, with a tangible idea for a project that aims to clean up the environment, combat LGBT-related violence, and improve school attendance. Past grant awardees have organized a youth forum to end gang violence in their neighborhood, and raised awareness for legislation to prevent bullying in Illinois schools.
Join G-Team and donate $10 to help fund a grant to help young people confront social injustice in their communities. If G-Team members raise $500, with all donations matched by an anonymous donor up to $500, then Crossroads Fund will be able to award the $1,000 Youth Fund for Social Change grant to one young activist or youth-led nonprofit. Each additional $10 raised will go toward another Youth Fund for Social Change grant.
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