riverThis week, the Executive Committee of The Chicago Community Trust approved $810,000 for neighborhood-based projects helping to unlock the potential of Chicago’s river system, transforming it from industrial relic to modern asset.

A function of the Great Rivers Chicago initiative,  these grants support ideas for connecting residents to their riverfronts. Anchoring Great Rivers Chicago is the Our Great Rivers vision, (7.8MB) Chicago’s first-ever comprehensive vision for the entirety of its vast river system.

2018 Our Great Rivers Grants


Alivio Medical Center, in partnership with the El Paseo Garden, The Resurrection Project and Pilsen Alliance, among others, to establish an advisory group to make physical and programmatic connections between existing, complementary community assets such as the El Paseo Community Garden, the forthcoming El Paseo Trail and the river. $75,000

via Unlocking the Potential of Chicago’s River System – The Chicago Community Trust