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Investing in Impact

Benefit Chicago is mobilizing $100 million in impact investments

to finance the growth of impact enterprises throughout the Chicago region to:

  • Build wealth

    in or for communities through economic development, growth of community assets, and support for community-based entrepreneurs.

  • Create jobs

    that are accessible to community residents, particularly those for whom access to employment can be a challenge.

  • Enhance job readiness

    and skills for those seeking to find, maintain, and advance in employment.

What is an Impact Enterprise?

An impact enterprise is a nonprofit or for-profit organization that uses commercial strategies to address a basic unmet need or solve a social problem.

Our Borrowers

NowPow

Connecting patients from under-resourced communities on the South and West sides of Chicago with the medical care and relationships they need.

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Community Reinvestment Fund

Providing loans and advisory services to small businesses so they can create jobs and revitalize communities in South Shore, Lawndale, and Maywood.

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AutonomyWorks

Providing meaningful employment for adults with autism in the Chicagoland region.

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Garfield Produce

Creating sustainable local employment and wealth in East Garfield Park by producing and selling high-quality fresh produce year-round.

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Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC)

Raising funds that are invested through community-based organizations throughout Chicago by acting as a community development intermediary.

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IFF

Supporting nonprofit-sponsored community facilities projects, from affordable housing to community centers, through real estate development and consulting.

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Sweet Beginnings

Providing job training to community residents who have had difficulties finding gainful employment.

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Our Borrowers

Chicago Neighborhood Initiatives (CNI)

Revitalizing Chicago’s economically challenged neighborhoods, particularly in the Pullman community

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  • Chicago Community Trust and Affiliates

  • MacArthur Foundation

  • Calvert Impact Capital

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