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The Monroe Foundation is a publicly supported not-for-profit community and enterprise development intermediary. We seek to educate, link and fund community development projects within low-income communities in that State of Illinois.

The foundation supports small business start-ups and financing through lending partnerships with Marquette Bank, and US Bank. Our current supporters are Bank of America, Citibank, Marquette Bank, PNC Bank, US Bank, Field Foundation of Illinois, and Woods Fund of Chicago.

We also provide small business development seminars through the small business development “Boot Camp” Program, funded by a grant from Citibank.

 

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Identity Theft Hit an All Time High in 2016

Identity Theft Hit an All Time High in 2016

Identity Theft Hit an All-Time High in 2016 An estimated 15.4 million consumers were hit with some kind of ID theft last year, according to Javelin Strategy & Research, up from 13.1 million the year before. Don’t be the next victim! Protect yourself with these tips. Continue Reading


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Bulletin 47/15 – Convening with a Chicago Grant-Maker

Bulletin 47/15 – Convening with a Chicago Grant-Maker

On Wednesday, October 11th, fifteen organizational partners of the  Monroe Foundation’s P.A.C.T. Project (Partnership Assisting Community Transformation), convened at Marquette Bank, 56316 S. Westerns; to discuss the funding needs of Black activism in the area of justice, arts, and leadership… Continue Reading