Funding Programs

Crossroads Fund supports grassroots groups working for racial, social and economic justice in the greater Chicago metropolitan area (including Northwest Indiana, which we define as the area between the state border and Gary, IN. If you have any questions about our catchement area, please email We prioritize proposals from historically marginalized communities, and we look for work that is collaborative, risk taking, and strategic. We fund groups with budgets under $300,000, and look for organizations with diverse funding sources. We accept proposals from groups without 501c3 status as long as they have a fiscal sponsor or organizational bank account.

For more info about our grantmaking, see our funding criteria and priorities, as well as the pages for our grantmaking programs: