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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.

The Monroe Foundation
1547 South Wolf Road
Hillside, IL 60162
Phone: 773-315-9720


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ABC7 Chicago Interviews Apostle Dr. John Abercrombie of ZOE Life Ministries

ABC7 Chicago Interviews Apostle Dr. John Abercrombie of ZOE Life Ministries

Over 150 families on Chicago’s Westside Austin community, who have a family member that has been recently released from Cook County Jail or are impacted economically by the pandemic, lined up early at ZOE Life Ministries International, 1 S. Laramie on Saturday, June 27, 2020. Participants obtained “FREE” COVID-19 testing from the Howard Brown Clinic, applied for rental or utility assistance, and
obtained a free credit report, analysis and onsite counseling on talking with creditors and landlords when rent is delayed, from the Oak Park Regional Housing Center’s West Cook program. Continue Reading