One Chicago invests in local heroes who are tackling challenges and amplifying positives in Chicago’s 77+ proud, diverse neighborhoods.

Welcome to the One Chicago Fund

Working with residents, our support helps strengthen neighborhoods.



STRYV365 is expanding its presence in Chicago with two new collaborations designed to create more trauma resilient youth. The organization provided its fun brand of physical activities to hundreds of attendees at the Chicago Urban League’s Annual Youth Summit and Urban Initiatives End-of-Year Retreat for youth, teachers and parents.





Shining bright in Bronzeville

Congrats to Bright Star Community Outreach on the grand opening of The Urban Resilience Network (TURN) Center, a community-based social justice and social service hub for Greater Bronzeville.  The celebration featured a ribbon-cutting program with hundreds of residents, funders and supports, and elected officials, including Mayor Brandon Johnson. Among the resources available in the TURN Center: trauma-support and behavioral health programs, job skills development, educational opportunities for youth and vital health/wellness services!





BUILD Chicago kicked off the summer calling an end to gun violence during its Wear Orange Peace March commemorating National Gun Violence Awareness Day. A brief program held prior to the march featured remarks from Cleopatra Cowley-Pendleton, mother of Hadiya Pendleton, the Chicago teenager whose death sparked the establishment of Gun Violence Awareness Day; Mayor Brandon Johnson; Adam Alonso, CEO, BUILD; Tesa Anewishki, president and CEO, Loretto Hospital; and Charles Anderson, Principal, Michele Clark High School.

A few weeks later, BUILD hosted a Health & Wellness Fair for its staff and volunteers. In addition to health screenings, stress-relieving exercises, massages and a small vendor fair, the event culminated with a 90’s-themed party complete with a roller-skating rink and deejay.




About Us

Since 2011, from Maggie Daley Park to North Lawndale housing and beyond, One Chicago Fund supports organizations through sweat equity and direct investments.


Our Mission

We celebrate and support Chicagoans
championing healthy neighborhoods.

Dedicated to Chicago, we strive to improve the daily experiences of residents through coordinated investments – primarily for affordable housing, public safety, open space, education, arts & culture and immigration – to strengthen and grow the city’s neighborhoods.

Our Team

Lynn Lockwood

Lynn Lockwood

Vice President & Board Director

Sarah Pang

Sarah Pang

President & Board Director

Katrina Waddy

Katrina Waddy

Director, Community Engagement & Communications

Board of Directors

Trisha Rooney, Chair

Founder and CEO of R4 Services, LLC, an information management company

Terry Peterson, Vice Chair

Chief Executive Officer, Progressive Treatment Solutions

Robert Kohl, Secretary/Treasurer

Founder & Principle of Robert Kohl & Co., a development and real estate company

J. Thomas Hurvis, Director

Founder and former chairman of Old World Industries, a global powerhouse for the automotive, chemical and agriculture industries

Bernard Lilly, Jr, Director

Music Education Coordinator for BUILD Chicago and founder of Sunday Sessions Chi, a talent showcase platform


Tim Schwertfeger, Director

Founder of the Chicago Scholars Foundation; former Chairman/CEO of Nuveen Investments

Neighborhood Heroes, Partners & Connections

Neighborhood heroes and partners include residents, community organizations, businesses and elected officials – all connected by a shared vision of a one Chicago and striving for a better future. Take a glimpse at a growing list of the heroes we celebrate, support and have connected with along the way.

Access Living
American Business Immigration Council
Austin Coming Together
Austin/Farmers Market
Back of the Yards Neighborhood Council
Ballet Folklorica
Center for Changing Lives
Chicago Architecture Biennial
Chicago Park District
Chinese American Service League
City of Chicago
Claretian Associates
Earle STEM Academy Chess Club
Far South Community Development Corporation
Greater Auburn Gresham Development Corporation
Tina Hammond/community garden
Hope Community Church
La Case Norte
Lakeview Pantry
Latinos Progresando
Lawndale Community Development Corporation
Lincoln Park Zoo
LISC Chicago
Marshall Square

Contact Us

For additional information or to connect with the One Chicago Fund, please contact us at, 312-894-3455; or send us a note.

Mailing Address
4044 N. Lincoln Avenue, #261
Chicago, IL 60618

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