to support impact enterprises throughout the Chicago region.
To date, over $95 million has been raised and over $88 million committed
to a range of organizations and enterprises. Key priorities include:
in or for communities through economic development, growth of community assets, and support for community-based entrepreneurs.
that are accessible to community residents, particularly those for whom access to employment can be a challenge.
and skills for those seeking to find, maintain, and advance in employment.
An impact enterprise is a nonprofit or for-profit organization that uses commercial strategies to address a basic unmet need or solve a social problem.
Ensures long-term economic growth with investments in projects and institutions that create sustainable neighborhood change.
Creates and protects economic opportunity by providing fair and responsible financial products in traditionally disinvested communities.
Accelerating the equitable transformation of emerging communities poised to pivot from a history of economic stagnation to a promising future of inclusive growth.
Providing loans for the acquisition, rehabilitation, and preservation, of affordable rental housing.
Assisting the economic revitalization and redevelopment of South and West side communities of Chicago through loans and technical assistance.
Connecting patients from under-resourced communities on the South and West sides of Chicago with the medical care and relationships they need.
Providing loans and advisory services to small businesses so they can create jobs and revitalize communities in South Shore, Lawndale, and Maywood.
Providing meaningful employment for adults with autism in the Chicagoland region.
Creating sustainable local employment and wealth in East Garfield Park by producing and selling high-quality fresh produce year-round.
Raising funds that are invested through community-based organizations throughout Chicago by acting as a community development intermediary.
Supporting nonprofit-sponsored community facilities projects, from affordable housing to community centers, through real estate development and consulting.
Providing job training in North Lawndale to community residents who have had difficulties finding gainful employment.
Revitalizing Chicago’s economically challenged neighborhoods, particularly in the Pullman community
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