The Monroe Foundation was formed in 1991 to provide technical assistance in starting community and economic development projects within low-income communities and provide emerging groups with seed grants through the PACT Project (Partnership For Assisting Community Transformation).
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 STAFF
|Otis Chandler Monroe, III||Athena Green Williams|
|CEO||Associate Executive Director|
|Mark Allen||Nina Hall|
|CRA Organizer||Communications Consultant|
Members of The Monroe Foundation
Agora Community Services Corporation
Genesis Housing Development Corporation
Greater Roseland/West Pullman Food Network
The Englewood Food Network
The Renaissance Collaborative, Inc.
North Lawndale Alliance
Center for Community Development Initiatives
Black Star Project
Entrepreneurs University Foundation
Kids Off The Block, Inc. (KOB)
Partners In Community Building, Inc.
Black Leadership Development Institute
Westside Ministers Coalition, Inc.
Eternal Light Community Services, Inc.
GRAND families Program of Chicago
Imagine Englewood If…
Ministers Conference of South Suburban Cook County, Inc.
Corporate and Foundation Supporters
The Woods Fund of Chicago
The Field Foundation of Illinois
Bank of America
Julie Chavez, Senior Vice President
Helen Hammond Redding
Senior Vice President -Community Relations
Manny Jimenez, CRA Officer
Paul Labonne, Vice President & CRA Officer