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Funding

To preserve our independent voice, CCH does not accept government funding. Instead, CCH is sustained by diversified support from foundations, corporations and individual donors that share our commitment to prevent and end homelessness. Our Speakers Bureau also earns fees for outreach to school, religious and civic groups.

In 2009, the Law Project established the Justice Circle to elicit support from attorneys, legal professionals and law firms. In its first two years, attorney Denis Pierce and the Pierce Family Charitable Foundation matched all donations from the legal community, up to $25,000 each year. More than 90 attorneys and five law firms have supported the Justice Circle since the campaign began.

CCH also secures support from individuals, businesses and ally organizations through annual memberships in the coalition. For individuals, memberships are $50 for a household or business, $10 for a student or l0w-income household, and $100 for organizations. More than 4,000 individuals support CCH each year with gifts, large and small.

Our work is also supported by in memoriam gifts, given in memory of men and women whose lives were dedicated to helping others, especially people living in poverty.

The Associate Board welcomes young professionals dedicated to making a difference through their volunteer work. Throughout the year, members assist with special events and fundraisers, staffing CCH events and managing the Associate Board’s own events, including an April 5K run and a Halloween party.

Partner sponsors support CCH advocacy. Community Shares of Illinois is a workplace giving campaign that promotes progressive change in our communities. Investing in Communities and The Vanity Project redirect a percentage of profits to CCH and partner charities.