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Forefront is embarking upon a transformational new project that will provide a north star for the social impact sector and strengthen our commitment to maximizing our Members’ potential: FBRK Impact House.

A Pivotal New Project for Illinois’ Social Impact Sector

Once completed, FBRK Impact House will be Chicago’s first innovation-based philanthropy center dedicated to supporting and serving grantmakers, family foundations and impact investors. Forefront will be an anchor tenant alongside The Field Foundation, Pillars Fund, United States Artists, and Woods Fund. This new center for philanthropy will provide Forefront Members with brand-new, state-of-the-art settings for our best-in-class workshops and an upgraded Library to support their research needs. A home for collective action, FBRK Impact House will allow Forefront to expand on what it does best: bringing grantmakers, nonprofits, advisors, and other stakeholders together and build a stronger and more vibrant Illinois.

Shaping a Collective Voice for Chicago Philanthropy

Watch FBRK Impact House co-Founders Israel Idonije and Angelique Power discuss the project, what it means for the sector, and more.


Captained by an Industry Leader

FBRK Impact House will be owned and operated by FBRK, a Chicago-based company that aims to develop a network of creative environments designed to support the people building a better world. The FBRK Impact House will play a similar role for philanthropy as FBRK’s other space will for entrepreneurs. FBRK was founded by Israel Idonije, a successful entrepreneur, philanthropist, and former Chicago Bear.


Keep an Eye Out

We will continue to update this space and our social media channels with more information on our move and the new services we will provide. For more information, please see our FAQ and feel free to contact


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