Announcing 2023 Employment & Entrepreneurship Grants

Last Wednesday, the Christopher Family Foundation approved grants for 22 organizations in our Employment & Entrepreneurship program area. Many of these partners are working to create short pathways to family-sustaining careers for individuals with multiple barriers to employment. Many also have a particular geographic focus of Chicago’s West Side. We are honored to be a philanthropic partner with these excellent organizations.

Allies for Community Business


Cara Collective

Chicago Jobs Council

Code Nation

Gray Matter Experience

Illinois Science & Technology Institute

Inspiration Corporation

Health & Medicine Policy Research Group


Jane Addams Resource Corporation

MAAFA Redemption Project

Manufacturing Renaissance


New Moms

R City CDC

Rebuilding Exchange

Revolution Workshop

St. Leonard’s Ministries

Sunshine Enterprises

Women Employed

Women Initiating New Directions