Community Capital

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Accelerating Public and Private Investment

Chicago’s South and West Sides boast significant assets, from legacy commercial corridors to historic building stock. Through our community partnerships and our civic relationships, the Foundation is uniquely positioned to identify investment opportunities to enhance economic and community development and grow employment. Our philanthropic capital can unlock public and private funding that communities can leverage for compounding returns.

Alongside our focus on physical assets, we are investing in entrepreneurship programs, business support services, and job training in Englewood and Little Village to accelerate economic development throughout the communities.

Applications for funding are extended by invitation only. At this time, unsolicited letters of inquiry are not accepted.

Grants & Partners since 2020


The Foundation’s focus is on long-term benefits and on leveraging public and private funds to create an even bigger impact.

Total Organization
$1,515,000 Foundation for Little Village / Xquina Incubator & Café A partnership-driven commercial and cultural amenity designed to enhance the socioeconomic livelihood of the Little Village Community. Learn More
$1,000,000 AM Money Enabling students from all backgrounds to graduate from college and build wealth by providing loans to first-generation students. Learn More
$450,000 Something Good in Englewood / Little Angels Learning Center Increasing socioeconomic opportunities for the Englewood community and its surrounding areas by establishing support programs for residents. Learn More