Forefront stands in solidarity with
Black lives

After reading and seeing the severe civil unrest that has erupted nationally, across Illinois, and in Chicago, Forefront stands in solidarity with the individuals and organizers who are on the frontlines, sacrificing their lives, and dismantling these racist systems. We also continue to stand against the systemic injustices that are destroying Black lives, families, and communities. Read the full message from our CEO and Chair of the Board.

Read Forefront's statement.

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Forefront is proud to announce that we will replace our traditional Annual Luncheon with a virtual summit on Wednesday, June 24. Our Summit, titled Solidarity & Resilience in Illinois' Social Impact Sector, will feature diverse voices from across our sector and discuss our varied needs and collective future. Sessions will explore the complex challenges and opportunities we face now and ongoing – across healthcare, workforce, education, hunger, and the systems that underpin it all.

Learn more and register

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Resources and Updates

In light of developments in the COVID-19 outbreak in the United States, Forefront has made new commitments and recommendations to support you in your work. Through mid-April, all Forefront in-person workshops have been canceled, postponed, or modified to be webinars. Forefront has created a COVID-19 resources page, with webinars, reports, and other assets to help you make the right choices for you, and the sector at large.

See Forefront's collected resources.

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To build a vibrant social impact sector for all the people of Illinois. We provide education, advocacy, thought-leadership, and we mobilize our Members around issues that are important to them and to the sector.



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