New Round of Excellerator Fund Grantees

May 25, 2023 marked the anniversary of George Floyd’s murder, and the civil unrest that followed was the inspiration for the Excellerator Fund.

The Excellerator Fund is a collaborative effort between our organizations–Greater Auburn Gresham Development Corporation and Latinos Progresando–to reimagine investment in Chicago’s Black and Mexican communities. This is an unprecedented effort, centered on trust, equity and unity.

Today we’re also proud to announce another $540,000 invested directly in Black and Mexican leaders across Chicago. Since launching, we’ve directed more than $1.5 million to more than 80 organizations, most with budgets under $500,000. Beyond that direct investment, we’re bringing people together, building bridges, strengthening leadership skills, sharing resources, and creating a supportive community.

We’re proud to welcome back and welcome in another group of extraordinary organizations to the Excellerator Fund family. Congratulations to you all, and thank you to our many supporters. Watch out for big things from this group, and from the Excellerator Fund.

Alliance of the SouthEast
&Rise Women Inc.
Ballet Folklorico of Chicago
BBF Center for the Arts
Beyond the Ball
Bounce for Joy Project
Burst into Books
Casa Esperanza Project
Centro de Información
Centro Sanar
Chicago Latino Theater Alliance
Chicago Volunteer Doulas
Economic Strategies Development Corporation
Food Hero L3C
Hope Center Foundation
Hustle Mommies
Illinois Legislative Latino Caucus Foundation
Illinois Workers in Action
Organized Communities Against Deportations
Pitch In
Real Men Charities
Salud Inc.
Something Good in Englewood
Sones de México
South Merrill Community Garden
Stein Learning Gardens at Saint Sabina
Step Up for Mental Health
Teatro Vista
TGI Movement
That Harper Kid NFP
The Chrysalis Program
The Firehouse Dream Inc.
The Gray Matter Experience
Totally Positive Productions
True Star Media
Wellness with Bella
Work Foundation

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