Come out March 2nd, 2012 to celebrate 30 years of seeding change, growing leaders and building movements! Here's a taste of just some of the exciting items in our silent auction! Buy your tickets today!
Crossroads Fund mourns the loss of an amazing Chicago organizer and member of our community. On January 29th, John Castillo-Pennycuff passed away. John was a beloved and respected activist in the LGBTQ community. He served on the Chicago Commission on Human Relations Mayor's Advisory Council on LGBT Issues, was a member of Queer Nation Chicago, Equal Marriage NOW, the Coalition against Bashing, and many other groups, but I knew him as a friend.
Over the last 30 years, Crossroads Fund has been the first foundation funder of countless groups in Chicago, including United African Organization, Centro de Trabajadores Unidos, ACT/UP Chicago and more. We’re willing to take a risk and help new and emerging organizations hire their first staff, move out of the garage and into an office or launch their first major campaign.
For three decades, Crossroads Fund has been supporting grassroots movements for racial, social and economic justice in the Chicago area. Our grantees have won historic victories, from accessibility in public transportation to an end to the Illinois death penalty.
It took thousands of people camping out in parks around the country to convince the mainstream media to acknowledge that economic inequality is a major problem in our country. One study found that use of the words “income inequality” in the media increased more than 500% in the weeks after the Occupy Wall Street Movement began.