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PODER HQ – Donate Today!

Your Gift Will Open Windows of Opportunity for Immigrants at PODER HQ. The site, as part of the area Quality of Life Plan, will revitalize 55th St while providing connective tissue between two city investment corridors of Invest South/West. But the greatest economic impact, of greater societal and workforce integration, will be felt by our clients and their families for generations to come.


Over 100 individuals from Chicago communities most impacted by violence and recidivism lined up to be finger-printed by the Chicago Police Department to obtain their “Rap Sheets”. The Rap Sheets will be reviewed, evaluated and submitted to Cabrini Green Legal Aid and other legal advocacy nonprofits, after participating in the “Access to Justice” “Relief Options Rap Sheet Day”.

General Operating Grants

Illinois Humanities is Now Accepting Applications for General Operating Grants — After providing Emergency Relief and Recovery General Operating Grants to meet the needs of humanities organizations throughout COVID-19, Illinois Humanities is pleased to announce that we will permanently be offering General Operating Grants as part of our Community Grants Initiative. General Operating Grant cycles […]

April 27, 2022 | May 27, 2022 – African American Legacy Accepting Applications

African American Legacy is now accepting applications for the 2022 grant cycle to Black community organizations working in alignment with the following focus areas: Education. We seek to support organizations that provide academic enrichment assistance in the areas of reading, writing, and mathematics to Black students, grades K-12. Mental Health. We seek to support organizations […]

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 […]