Each year women join Impact Grants Chicago to collectively fund $100,000 Impact Grants to Chicago nonprofits that are dedicated to addressing the challenges facing our city. In 2023, we awarded four Impact Grants of $100,000 and four $15,000 Merit Grants.
$100,000 Impact Grant Award Recipients
The mission of Friends of the Children – Chicago is to impact generational change by empowering youth who live in communities most impacted by poverty and gun violence. They identify kindergartners facing the greatest obstacles and pair them with paid, professional mentors – called “Friends” – who support their social, emotional, and academic growth. They walk beside the youth they serve for 12.5 years. No matter what.