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How Benefit Chicago helps:

  • Patient

    We understand that creating change takes time, so investments are structured with timeframes that make sense.

  • Flexible

    We meet the needs of the unconventional borrower with customized terms.

  • Supportive

    We understand your business needs and provide guidance throughout the process.

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We Provide Capital To

For-profit Businesses

with a clear mission, social impact, and a sound model that are looking to grow or expand


that amplify their mission with a strong financial model

Financial Intermediaries

that fund small businesses or nonprofit community development ventures

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Available Financing

Includes a range of investment structures, such as loans, equity investments in funds, loan participations, and pay-for-success transactions. Capital can be used in a variety of ways to strengthen your enterprise and grow your impact.

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Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. The minimum amount for a loan or investment is $500,000, and applicants must have:

  • A focus on underinvested communities or populations in the Chicago region

  • A location in Chicago or the surrounding six-county area

  • An anticipated measurable, positive impact on community or entrepreneurial wealth-building, job creation, or skills development

  • The ability to repay the loan or provide a return on the investment

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Providing loans for the acquisition, rehabilitation, and preservation, of affordable rental housing.

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Chicago Community Loan Fund

Assisting the economic revitalization and redevelopment of South and West side communities of Chicago through loans and technical assistance.

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Connecting patients from under-resourced communities on the South and West sides of Chicago with the medical care and relationships they need.

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Community Reinvestment Fund

Providing loans and advisory services to small businesses so they can create jobs and revitalize communities in South Shore, Lawndale, and Maywood.

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Providing meaningful employment for adults with autism in the Chicagoland region.

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Garfield Produce

Creating sustainable local employment and wealth in East Garfield Park by producing and selling high-quality fresh produce year-round.

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Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC)

Raising funds that are invested through community-based organizations throughout Chicago by acting as a community development intermediary.

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Providing job training in North Lawndale to community residents who have had difficulties finding gainful employment.

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Supporting nonprofit-sponsored community facilities projects, from affordable housing to community centers, through real estate development and consulting.

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Chicago Neighborhood Initiatives (CNI)

Revitalizing Chicago’s economically challenged neighborhoods, particularly in the Pullman community

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