Strides for Peace

Our Mission

Strides for Peace builds partnerships and deploys strategic capital to local nonprofit organizations and programs striving to reduce gun violence in the City of Chicago.

About Strides for Peace

Strides for Peace is a 501(c)(3) organization founded in 2014 in response to the shockingly high incidence of gun violence that takes place throughout Chicago each year. Our purpose is to identify and financially assist local Community Partners who have achieved demonstrable success in an array of strategies and programs needed to reduce violence and improve life outcomes.

Our Community Partners and Affiliates are cornerstones of their communities and share the common goal of ending gun violence.  They are doing the good work of providing the on-the-ground services that have proven effective in reducing violence:  mentoring, cognitive-behavioral therapy, leadership development, job and career preparation, as well as opportunities for youth in sports and recreation and the arts. 

Strides for Peace supports these organizations and their existing programs while building an infrastructure for new collaboration.  By deploying capital to those already making a difference in their communities, we can increase the scale of positive impact.

With our largest annual event, the “Strides for Peace” run/walk, we celebrate the work of our Community Partners and Affiliates, and generate unencumbered financial resources that provide them with the fuel they need to go the distance.

We are on a mission and need your help. We hope you’ll join us, because every stride counts.