Chicago Community Bond Fund

CHICAGO, IL   |  www.chicagobond.org

Mission

Chicago Community Bond Fund pays bond for people in Cook County, Illinois. Through a revolving fund, CCBF supports individuals whose communities cannot afford to pay the bonds themselves and who have been impacted by structural violence. Inability to pay bond results in higher rates of conviction, longer sentences, loss of housing and jobs, separation of families, and lost custody of children. By paying bond, CCBF restores the presumption of innocence before trial and enables recipients to remain free while fighting their cases. CCBF also engages in public education about the role of bond in the criminal legal system and advocates for the abolition of money bond. CCBF is committed to long-term relationship building and organizing with people most directly impacted by criminalization.

Ruling year info

2015

Executive Director

Sharlyn Grace

Main address

601 S CALIFORNIA AVE

CHICAGO, IL 60612 USA

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EIN

47-5015710

NTEE code info

Services to Prisoners/Families (I43)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

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Revolving Bond Fund

Chicago Community Bond Fund operates a revolving community bail fund that pays bond for people accused of crimes in Cook County, Illinois.

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Awards

Donald F. Erickson Synapses Award 2019

Crossroads Fund

Affiliations & memberships

National Bail Fund Network 2020

Financials

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Chicago Community Bond Fund

Board of directors
as of 9/14/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Niya Kelly