The Civic Engagement and Awareness Fund

Est. 2020 by Karen Pritzker

Candidates for governor meet the public at a forum held by GNH Vote, a collaborative supported by The Foundation. Photo Credit: The Community Foundation.

Encouraging widespread resident engagement in our civic and public life is essential to building a more connected, cohesive community.

With that goal in mind, the Civic Engagement and Awareness Fund will support the many people and organizations who work every day to advance civic awareness and engagement in our region, including nonprofit journalism; civics education; grass-roots efforts to promote civic engagement at the neighborhood level; and promoting civic values through cultural activities, convenings and other community gatherings and activities.

Updates about the Fund and its impact will be shared on this page as they become available.

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Civic Engagement and Awareness Fund