An equitable economic
recovery benefits everyone.

It’s time for equitable
economic growth

On top of decades of racial inequity, COVID disproportionately impacted communities of color and has threatened our collective goal of closing the racial and ethnic wealth gap. Targeted, direct investment focused on Black and Latinx communities will accelerate an equitable economic recovery, creating a better Chicago region.
A collage of 3 images. The first image is a restuarant worker behind a counter. The second is a open sign, and the third is a man shaving ice for a snow cone.
An African-American man smiling with his son on top of his shoulders

We envision a Chicago where all communities are valued


We Rise Together: For an Equitable and Just Recovery is an unprecedented coalition, uniting partners from philanthropy, business, government, nonprofits and communities to help our region build back better, stronger and more just.

Investment in neighborhoods is a catalyst for thriving communities. We see a valued community when we see strong businesses, people employed in good jobs, and booming commercial corridors.

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Lead Funding Partners

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Anonymous Donor
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Crown Family Philanthropies Logo
John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Logo
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Mars Wrigley Foundation Logo
Northern Trust
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The Coleman Foundation
The Community Focus Fund at the Chicago Community Foundation
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