South Shore Brew
Vibrant café reflects and inspires South Shore Chicago while employing and supporting local youth.
Many great businesses began in a garage, just like American Cable Company. Despite difficult times, the business never gave up and neither did CRF.
U.S. Bank Referral Partnership
A blueprint for broader collaboration between CDFIs and retail banks that will ultimately help thousands of small business owners access the capital they need.
Karibu Grocery and Deli
Welcoming a new neighborhood business in a community on the cusp of transition, while creating jobs and inspiring future change.
Arubah Emotional Health Services
Filling a critical need for mental health and wellness services in an underserved community of color.
The Buttered Tin
Launching a beloved woman-owned restaurant and bakery that wouldn’t have existed without help from CRF and its partners.
CRF and its partners spent nearly a year assessing Chicago’s small business ecosystem and identifying gaps and advantages for investment.
CRF and dozens of community partners are making home ownership more accessible and affordable for hundreds of Detroiters.