Community Desk Chicago serves as a trusted ‘help desk’ to identify strong community development opportunities, position projects for success, and create an ecosystem of support so that all community-driven projects can be brought to life.
Here’s how to work with us:
Funders & Investors
From global banking institutions to local CDFIs, from individual venture capitalists to individual impact investors, from philanthropic giving to faith-based investors and more – funders and investors of all types are looking for ways to demonstrate their commitment to equitable development and inclusive prosperity. The Desk has the expertise and community connections to bring high-impact local projects to your portfolio.
Community Leaders & Developers
Local leaders are eager to bring investments and developments to their neighborhoods in ways that are aligned with their community’s wealth-building and revitalization goals. The Desk can partner with communities pursuing local developments — nonprofit developers, community developers, and entrepreneurs — to better position your projects for success.
Capital alone is never enough. It takes an entire ecosystem of support, knowledge, and connections to bring community development projects to life. That’s why The Desk goes beyond individual projects to uplift innovative new solutions to capital access and equitable development. This work entails intense collaborations with myriad members of the community development ecosystem, including municipal leaders, corporate partners, commercial lenders, philanthropic leaders, journalists, researchers, and other thought leaders.
Thank you to the following funders for their support of Community Desk Chicago.