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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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New Initiative: Introducing the Housing Counseling Corps

New Initiative: Introducing the Housing Counseling Corps

Housing Action Illinois is excited to bring together two of our programs—supporting housing counseling agencies and managing a network of AmeriCorps VISTA members—for a new initiative: the Housing Counseling Corps. We will place AmeriCorps VISTA members with agencies in need of new talent and HUD-certified housing counselors. After a year of service, these AmeriCorps members… Continue Reading

Tell Your U.S. Senators: Support $100 Million for Housing Counseling

Tell Your U.S. Senators: Support $100 Million for Housing Counseling

The U.S. House of Representatives supports $100 million for housing counseling in the Fiscal Year 2022 budget—now we need the U.S. Senate to do the same. We need to tell our U.S. Senators to support $100 million in funding for the HUD Housing Counseling Assistance program in the FY22 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and… Continue Reading

The Monroe Foundation Launches “Barbershop-Beauty Shop COVID-19 Vaccination Campaign”

The Monroe Foundation Launches “Barbershop-Beauty Shop COVID-19 Vaccination Campaign”

The Monroe Foundation launched “Barbershop-Beauty Shop COVID-19 Vaccination Campaign”, a mobilizing push by the nonprofit, the Monroe foundation and collaborative partners, Get Cleared, Chicago – Say “Yes” to Life, People Empowering People, and The Black Star Project has launched this summer-long campaign to vaccinate 500 youths and their families as part of its “Get Vaccinated…The start the party!” initiative. Continue Reading

Notice of Funding Opportunity

Notice of Funding Opportunity

Dear Partners, The Resurrection Project (TRP) is pleased to announce a Notice of Funding Opportunity for the Fiscal Year 2022 Illinois Access to Justice (ILA2J) program for Immigration Legal Services in the Western Suburbs of Chicago. ILA2J is a statewide program that directs funds to mitigate the devastating consequences of incarceration and harsh immigration policies by… Continue Reading

Request for Proposals – Expanding Capacity for Street Outreach and Violence Interruption Services (#8039)

Request for Proposals – Expanding Capacity for Street Outreach and Violence Interruption Services (#8039)

The Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) has released a Request for Proposals (RFPs) for Expanding Capacity for Street Outreach and Violence Interruption Services (#8039). Aligned with the city’s Healthy Chicago 2025 plan to close the life expectancy gap, this RFP supports the Public Safety priority area and supports the “strengthen community capacity” theme. You… Continue Reading