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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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Field Foundation Spring 2019 Newsletter

Field Foundation Spring 2019 Newsletter

We are in full growth mode here at the Field Foundation. Kyra Kyles is fully installed in her new role of Media & Storytelling Program Officer and Hilesh Patel has also settled in with our pioneering Leaders For a New Chicago Award program. Keep an eye out for our first cohort of Leaders For A New… Continue Reading