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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
Email: omonroe@themonroefoundation.org

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Bulletin – Declaring Cook County Board of Commissioners, States Attorney Kim Foxx, Candidate for Clerk of the Circuit Court and Office of the Chief Judge Timothy Evans as “Deaf ” on Court Reforms

Bulletin – Declaring Cook County Board of Commissioners, States Attorney Kim Foxx, Candidate for Clerk of the Circuit Court and Office of the Chief Judge Timothy Evans as “Deaf ” on Court Reforms

Get Cleared, Illinois’ initiative P.O.W.E.R (Prisoners Organizing Winning Everything Right), facilitated an orientation for formerly incarcerated individuals to become Deputy Voter Registrars to mobilize a campaign to register 10,000 formerly incarcerated individuals and their families to have their issues and voices heard Continue Reading

Chicago Racial Justice Pooled Fund 2020

Chicago Racial Justice Pooled Fund 2020

 (Download a full explanation of the fund here) BACKGROUND This political moment is a direct result of the generational disinvestment in Black, indigenous, and brown communities. Acknowledging this, the Chicago Racial Justice Pooled Fund’s goal is to raise and move $3M over two years to Chicago organizations building and sustaining movements for justice that center… Continue Reading

Housing Grant Announcement

Housing Grant Announcement

Click the Link https://form.jotform.com/90996287425169  HOME OWNERS and RENTERS  in the CHICAGO AREA !!!      IN THE COMING WEEK, the Application process will begin to apply for available Grants to assist you during these trying times of COVID-19.   Do Not Wait – REGISTER NOW BE PREPARED TO APPLY Join AGORA on a HOUSING OUTREACH EVENT on… Continue Reading

NEW FREE STATE CORONAVIRUS TESTING SITE

NEW FREE STATE CORONAVIRUS TESTING SITE

The COVID-19 testing site in Chicago’s Auburn Gresham neighborhood has moved to a new location at Foreman Mills, located at 79th Street and the Dan Ryan Expressway, due to the previous site’s hosts reopening for business. State Senator Jacqueline Collins (D-Chicago) praised the governor’s administration for working quickly to ensure that the South Side and Auburn Gresham… Continue Reading

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