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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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Violence Reduction RFPs

Violence Reduction RFPs

The JAC is excited to share the City of Chicago announcement of the new Violence Reduction RFP’s are now live. Capacity Expansion for Street Outreach Services Building a Network of Trauma-Informed Victim Support Services Both can also be found on the city’s eProcurement website. Please also see the attached press release. KEY DATES RFP released:… Continue Reading

Athena Williams to Lead Housing Center as New Executive Direct

Athena Williams to Lead Housing Center as New Executive Direct

Oak Park Regional Housing Center (OPRHC) Board President Tracey Wik and Vice President Fabiola Candlish announced that Athena Williams, a respected community organizer, and activist, and most recently program director . . . . READ MORE Tamela Milan, 48, overcame many obstacles to realize her dream of owning a home. Growing up in Chicago’s Austin neighborhood… Continue Reading


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