We believe each and every community in Chicagoland ...has the potential to thrive. No matter the challenge, we will keep... Building On 2019 Annual Report

While no one could have foreseen the events of 2020,
your support prepared CCLF to meet this moment.
Calvin L. Holmes, President

Building on Chicagoland's talents, energies and ideas to create communities where people thrive.

Year in Review

In 2019 we...

Reached $104 million in assets
Closed 26 loans totaling $28.2 million
Leveraged another $47.6 million of investments

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Impact Highlight Planting seeds for jobs; growing food access

Growing tomatoes and kale doesn’t just nourish the body—it can feed the soul, change lives and make the whole community stronger. Learn how one innovative social enterprise is using urban farming to combat unemployment and food insecurity in Englewood.

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