Research & Education
We are investing in modern-day research and education focusing on abolitionist frameworks and curriculum around Black history, identity, and Black futures.
We were proud to invest in the research and education of the Chicago Future Fund. The city of Chicago experienced 775 homicides in the year 2020. Over 90% of the homicides were caused by gunshots, and roughly 75% of all victims are Black. It’s no coincidence that the majority of violent crimes take place in Chicago’s most economically disadvantaged and most segregated Black neighborhoods, such as West Garfield Park. Chicago Future Fund’s research study presented an innovative solution to economic inequality and recidivism by providing a guaranteed income of 500 USD per month for 18 months for 30 previously incarcerated individuals in West Garfield Park.