Building a sustainable economic foundation will take intentional grant investments, inclusive business practices and equitable public policy.
We Rise Together takes a community centered approach to investing in neighborhoods, strengthening Black and Latinx businesses and increasing quality, resilient employment to accelerate an economic recovery.
By working together, we will accomplish more for Chicago than if we worked independently.
Leveraging Grant Investments
Connecting corporate and philanthropic resources with community visions
Since September 2021, We Rise Together has awarded more than $30 million in grants, including $23 million to unlock $291 million worth of real estate developments.
Grant making at this scale is possible through pooled contributions to the We Rise Together Fund. We identify and support projects and programs already vetted by communities so our grant making meets the urgency of the moment and aligns with community visions.
We Rise Together is an accelerator in the economic recovery to help ensure Black and Latinx communities hit hardest by the COVID-19 crisis are not left behind, supporting a stronger region for all.