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Stacking the Deck: Collaborating Financing for Equitable Development

Mandy Burrell The Chicago Community Trust

In Chicago, a funders’ collaborative of philanthropic, corporate, and community investors called We Rise Together has funneled more than $46 million into disinvested communities in the past two-and-a-half years, including support for some 40 real estate projects worth more than $560 million. Of these, 13 have already opened their doors. Learn how this collaborative approach is completing the financing stack for community-led projects.

Track

Catalytic Philanthropy

Format

Panel (3 speakers)

Speakers

  • NameChristen Wiggins
  • TitleProgram Director, We Rise Together: For an Equitable & Just Recovery
  • OrganizationThe Chicago Community Trust
  • NameBrenda Palms-Barber
  • TitleFounder/President & CEO
  • OrganizationNorth Lawndale Employment Network
  • NameJesse Iniguez
  • TitleDirector of Coffee Operations, Back of the Yards Coffee
  • OrganizationBack of the Yards Coffee/United Yards

Description

In Chicago, a funders’ collaborative of philanthropic, corporate, and community investors called We Rise Together has funneled more than $46 million into disinvested communities in the past two-and-a-half years, including support for some 40 real estate projects worth more than $560 million. Of these, 13 have already opened their doors. Learn how this collaborative approach is completing the financing stack for community-led projects.

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