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Community Wealth Building

Phase 1: Strengthen the Ecosystem

City of Chicago awards nearly $5 million to 17 organizations to provide highly-specialized CWB technical assistance in six core categories: research and convening; education and outreach; business development; legal & governance; finance and fundraising; and assets & operations. Click here to see the full list of grantees.

Phase 2: Build the Pipeline

APPLY TODAY for the CWB Planning and Pre-Development Grant and receive up to $150,000 grant to execute activities for your early-stage community wealth building project. Click here to learn more and RSVP for the info session. The deadline to apply is March 15, 2022 at 11:59 a.m. CT (before noon).

Phase 3: Invest in Large Scale Pilots

The City of Chicago is in program design phase for this work and intends to release an RFP in Q4 2023. To inform the strategy, the City will host several focus groups and continue conversations with the 20 community leaders that serve on the CWB Advisory Council. Stay tuned!