The Chicago Community Trust

Donor advised funds, optimized for impact

Ready to maximize the power of your charitable assets?

CapShift and The Chicago Community Trust have partnered together to bring impact investments to the Trust’s donors. We can help you align your donor advised fund (DAF) assets with your values to create meaningful impact from the moment capital is donated until it reaches your preferred nonprofit.

Through your DAF, you can browse a curated list of custom public market and private impact investments aligned with The Trust’s mission of building equitable communities where opportunity and prosperity are in reach for all.

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Impact investments funding a more equitable future

Chicago based real estate fund (Private debt)

Private debt fund that strengthens nonprofits and the communities they serve by providing affordable real estate loans to organizations serving low-income and special needs communities.

Global microfinance nonprofit (Fixed income)

Invest to grow agricultural enterprises that raise incomes for farmers, create jobs, empower women and youth, and preserve vulnerable ecosystems.

Values-aligned fund (Public fund)

Advance solutions to global challenges by investing in public companies that are aligned with social and environmental goals.

ESG aligned fund (Public debt fund)

Maximize return potential in a risk-controlled framework while focusing on Environmental-, Social-, and Governance- (ESG) oriented principles.

Investment names have been redacted. You can discover the full list of impact opportunities by requesting access to The Chicago Community Trust’s CapShift Platform

Start creating impact today

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If you have additional questions or would like to open a donor advised fund at The Chicago Community Trust, reach out to Kristen Vogen at

THE CHICAGO COMMUNITY TRUST is the leading community foundation in the greater Chicago region. We are a platform for change that connects philanthropy to impact. We bring together generous donors, committed organizations, and caring residents to effect lasting change that moves our entire region forward. Guided by our deep community knowledge, we make grants, lead, convene, and collaborate to address the greatest and most critical needs facing the Chicago region.

CapShift empowers philanthropic and financial institutions, along with their clients, to activate capital to drive social and environmental change. We partner with organizations like The Chicago Community Trust to provide impact investments which enable donors to create meaningful impact from the moment capital is donated until it reaches their preferred nonprofit.

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