Announcing 2021 Employment & Entrepreneurship Grants

The 20 remarkable organizations below comprise our 2021 Employment and Entrepreneurship partners. As the Christopher Family Foundation continues to place equity at the center of our grantmaking, organizations creating pathways to well-paying jobs play a vital role towards creating a Chicago in which all people have the opportunity to not just survive, but thrive, in work and life. We look forward to following their excellent work, and learning alongside them, in the year ahead.

Allies for Community Business

Breakthrough

Cara Collective

Chicagoland Workforce Funder Alliance

Code Nation

Evanston Rebuilding Warehouse

Friends of the Forest Preserves

Fund for Equitable Business Growth

Inspiration Corporation

Health & Medicine Policy Research Group

HIRE360

Illinois Science & Technology Institute

Jane Addams Resource Corporation

mHUB

New Moms

Openlands

R City CDC

RefugeeOne

Small Business Majority

St. Leonard’s Ministries