Announcing 2022 Employment & Entrepreneurship Grants


These 20 organizations and 2 funder collaboratives comprise our 2022 Employment and Entrepreneurship grant recipients. Many of our newest partners—MAAFA Redemption Project, Manufacturing Renaissance, and Revolution Workshop—are deepening the Foundation’s commitment to Chicago’s West Side communities. We look forward to walking alongside these organizations, and learning from their excellent work, in the year ahead.

Allies for Community Business


Cara Collective

Chicago Jobs Council

Chicagoland Workforce Funder Alliance

Code Nation

Evanston Rebuilding Warehouse

Fund for Equitable Business Growth

Gray Matter Experience

Inspiration Corporation

Health & Medicine Policy Research Group


Illinois Science & Technology Institute

Jane Addams Resource Corporation

MAAFA Redemption Project

Manufacturing Renaissance


New Moms

R City CDC


Revolution Workshop

St. Leonard’s Ministries