Photo from Young Cultural Stewards Fellowship program

Crossroads Fund is committed to supporting youth-led organizing and we are excited to award $84,500 in grants to twenty-four organizations through our Youth Fund for Social Change (Youth Fund). The 2018 Youth Fund cycle marks the 10th anniversary of the fund and the most money awarded in a single cycle since its inception in 2008.

Tue, Mar 20, 2018

Cecile Carroll is the co-director of Blocks Together, a community organization dedicated to leadership development and grassroots organizing in the West Humboldt Park community. Cecile has been organizing for over a decade in low-income Chicago communities. In 2008, she was appointed to serve on the Illinois General Assembly’s Chicago Educational Facilities Taskforce to help to create legislation and to create a new process for Chicago Public Schools long term planning.

Tue, Feb 27, 2018


Fri, Jan 05, 2018

photo by Sarah-Ji Rhee

In early 2017, Crossroads Fund opened the Critical Response Fund (CRF) to support grassroots organizations protecting and empowering community members in this time of heightened racism, homophobia, transphobia, sexism and xenophobia.

Tue, Nov 28, 2017

Crossroads Fund is excited to announce a new series highlighting inspiring individuals in movement work. Our first profile features the dedication of one committed community leader and volunteer, Lizette Garza.

Lizette, a Chicago native and Pilsen resident with a passion for hip-hop and youth development, currently works as a Program Specialist with After School Matters. She participated in the 2017 Giving Project and is now a member of the Communications and Fundraising Committee at Crossroads Fund.

Mon, Nov 06, 2017