Where We Are
WHERE WE ARE AND HOW WE'RE DOING IT
We are continuing to build on movements for justice in Chicago. Our movements require lots of different strategies and people to win the things we need. We believe a strong ecosystem of grassroots organizations that are resourced from our commu- nities will lead us to collective liberation. From grants to donor organizing, Cross- roads Fund is committed to supporting movements for the long haul.
We organize donors to create change. We strive to mobilize both people and money to support grassroots movements. Thus our work is built on a foundation of relationships that grows beyond traditional philanthropy. We push donors to think critically about their resources and act in line with their values through fundraising, grant making, and community building. Our approach strives to move from transactional giving toward more meaningful and transformational engagements.
SOCIAL MOVEMENT DEVELOPMENT MODEL - EVALUATION TOOL
Designed to help organizers and those fighting for systems change to assess their work and impact when there is not an obvious major policy change or campaign victory.
Our approach strengthens Chicago’s movement community as it facilitates relationships between organizers and community members — building more power together and moving towards a collective liberation.
To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots, Crossroads Fund celebrates fearless queer-led organizing in Chicago through a podcast called “Queering Left”.
Take a listen to a series of transformative interviews.