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


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


Illinois Science & Technology Institute

Jane Addams Resource Corporation


New Moms


R City CDC


Small Business Majority

St. Leonard’s Ministries