Get IN Chicago

Building Safety & Reducing Violence for All Chicago’s Neighborhoods

Get IN Chicago’s mission is to identify, fund and rigorously evaluate programs that lead to a sustainable reduction in violence for individuals and communities most affected by violence and poverty. Launched by Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Loop Capital Founder, Chairman and CEO Jim Reynolds and Allstate CEO Tom Wilson, and housed at The Chicago Community Trust, this public/private partnership collaborates with business, government, foundations, community and faith organizations to align existing initiatives making Chicago safer. Get IN Chicago funds violence prevention and intervention programs; technical assistance to build community capacity; and large-scale evidence-based programs that can be rigorously evaluated.


Get IN Chicago’s goal is to raise at least $50 million to initiate or expand targeted programs for a five-year period until they can be effectively incorporated into publicly funded programs. Get IN Chicago will focus on three major initiatives:

1) Prevention and Intervention Programs

  • Target to at-risk youth.
  • Focus on out-of-school programs, student re-engagement centers and conflict resolution counseling.
  • Align and coordinate with City of Chicago, Cook County and State of Illinois public safety initiatives.

2) Community Capacity Building

  • Design strategies to build and strengthen local neighborhood coalitions.
  • Support residents’ efforts to take ownership and accountability to ensure sustainable change.

3) Innovative Large-Scale Programs

  • Creative, evidence-based programs designed to serve at-risk youth and their families.
  • Capacity to serve a large number of participants and/or high potential to scale-up.
  • Flexibility to incorporate proven strategies and treatments into a variety of topical programs.

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Get IN Chicago releases RFPs for grant opportunities on its website. In 2015, grants will focus on grants to existing organizations launching new youth ventures, and Design Challenges to elicit promising new ideas in the areas of juvenile justice, community trust and the arts. Learn more at