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The Monroe Foundation is a publicly supported not-for-profit community and enterprise development intermediary. We seek to educate, link and fund community development projects within low-income communities in that State of Illinois.

The foundation supports small business start-ups and financing through lending partnerships with Marquette Bank, and US Bank. Our current supporters are Bank of America, Citibank, Marquette Bank, PNC Bank, US Bank, Field Foundation of Illinois, and Woods Fund of Chicago.

We also provide small business development seminars through the small business development “Boot Camp” Program, funded by a grant from Citibank.

The Monroe Foundation
1547 South Wolf Road
Hillside, IL 60162
Phone: 773-315-9720
Email: omonroe@themonroefoundation.org

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Deadline January 24, 2022 – COVID-19 Vaccine Community-Based Education & Outreach Grant

Deadline January 24, 2022 – COVID-19 Vaccine Community-Based Education & Outreach Grant

Despite generally increased COVID-19 vaccine availability, disparities persist in vaccine uptake, vaccine confidence, and vaccine access. Community partners are best positioned to understand and address the specific issues of their communities. IDPH has identified “Target Focus Areas” at the zip code level that could benefit from community partner support. Awards and funds are distributed based… Continue Reading

“REASSURANCE”:SOULS TO THE VAX “BOOSTER” SUNDAY VACCINATES 37 FAMILIES (AVERAGE HOUSEHOLD SIZE 6 WITH CHILDREN UNDER 5)

“REASSURANCE”:SOULS TO THE VAX “BOOSTER” SUNDAY VACCINATES 37 FAMILIES (AVERAGE HOUSEHOLD SIZE 6 WITH CHILDREN UNDER 5)

On Sunday, January 9th, The “HUB” at Action Coalition of Englewood P.E.A.C.E Center (People EducatedAgainst Crime in Englewood), 6455 S. Peora, collaborated with the Monroe Foundation, the Black StarProject, People Empowering People, and Say “Yes” to Life (a project of the National Black Wall StreetChicago), to launch “Souls to the Vax…Booster Sunday.” Continue Reading

Testing and Mask Resources

Testing and Mask Resources

With Omicron cases rising, people in Chicagoland need access to tests and proper masks so they can keep each other as safe as possible. This month, we are emphasizing the following messages for community members with questions about the Omicron variant Continue Reading