How We Work: Our Grants

We are guided by the belief that all individuals should have access to the resources they need to thrive.

Focus Areas

To help enable our vision, we partner and invest in organizations and leaders who have the knowledge, skill, and capacity to bring about significant change in their communities.

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We invest in people and organizations across Chicago and Illinois to develop educated, informed, and engaged communities.


United Way Neighborhood Network

Together with the McCormick Foundation, the United Way of Metropolitan Chicago identified 10 local communities where neighborhood nonprofits, businesses, government, and civic partners throughout the community work under formal agreements to align programs and services around a common agenda. This Neighborhood Network model aligns economic opportunity with human services, and delivers training, funding, resources and knowledge to build strength and heighten possibilities for all residents.

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