Cora Márquez is the Community Impact Coordinator at The Chicago Community Trust, where she implements grantmaking activities and strategic planning for arts and culture initiatives. She is the co-founder of The Chicago Community Trust’s Committee for Racial and Ethnic Equity, the Communications Lead for the Chicago Latinos in Philanthropy Steering Committee, and a proud member of the Chicago Foundation for Women Young Women’s Giving Council. Over the past year, Cora has dedicated her expertise to combating the impact of the ongoing pandemic as a member of the Chicago Community COVID-19 Response Fund.

Growing up in Minnesota as a daughter to a Mexican immigrant, Cora is deeply committed to social justice and racial equity. She is honored to be a member of the Anti-Racism Transformation Team for Chicago Foundation for Women. As a member of the transformation team, Cora hopes to bring her full self and all her identities as well as years of experience in the nonprofit world and philanthropy 

Cora received her Bachelor of Arts from Depaul University in Anthropology and Community Service.