The Greater Chatham Initiative was born from a Comprehensive Plan for Economic Growth and Neighborhood Vitality (The Plan). Our mission is to strategically invest (consistent with The Plan) in the Chicago communities of Chatham, Greater Grand Crossing, Avalon Park, and Auburn Gresham so they can re-emerge as communities of opportunity and choice.

Annual Fund

The Annual Fund Campaign pools the collective generosity of donors to ensure flexible resources in support of GCI’s initiatives, including its collaborative partnerships within the Greater Chatham communities.


Support one of GCI’s events or fundraising activities by purchasing tickets or providing general donations. Learn about GCI’s events for 2019 here.

Program Leadership Giving

Give to one of four specific program areas to ensure that GCI has the capacity to carry out the activities that will revitalize the communities within Greater Chatham. Read more about GCI’s programs and strategies here.


Give back to Greater Chatham and promote your company or organization by agreeing to sponsor GCI’s upcoming events. View our sponsorship packages here.

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