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What’s in the CARES Bill for Nonprofits

March 26, 2020

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) (S. 748) provides significant funding for businesses, hospitals, schools, and social support…

Updates on COVID-19

March 10, 2020

Dear members of the Forefront community, We wanted to send a brief update on the status of Forefront programming and…

March Spotlight: Shaping a Collective Voice for Chicago Philanthropy

March 4, 2020

A Discussion with Israel Idonije, Founder of FBRK Impact House A few weeks ago, Forefront President and CEO Eric Weinheimer…

Forefront CEO to Step Down July 1, 2020

February 21, 2020

Timing is Everything I marvel at Forefront’s mission. We are able to convene and mobilize various stakeholders from across our…

Member Spotlight: The Dunham Fund

January 9, 2020

Many foundations struggle to help their grantees leverage limited resources and expand fundraising and engagement efforts. How can philanthropy best…

IL Count Me In 2020 Program Releases New Census RFP

December 16, 2019

Forefront’s IL Count Me In 2020 program is pleased to announce a partnership with the City of Chicago for Census…

Spotlight: Five Organizations Participating in #ILGive 2019

December 3, 2019

Today, over 500 organizations in Illinois are participating in #ILGive. Now in its sixth year, #ILGive—Forefront’s Giving Tuesday campaign in…

Member Spotlight: The Galesburg Community Foundation

November 5, 2019

The team at Galesburg Community Foundation never shies away from trying new things and is committed to improving their community…

Forefront Member Spotlight: The Michael Reese Health Trust

October 1, 2019

It’s not every day that a foundation decides to change its tax status. In July 2018, Forefront Member The Michael…

Forefront Member Spotlight: Enlace Chicago

August 8, 2019

Forefront has been proud to work with incredible organizations like Enlace Chicago as part of our commitment to promoting Census…


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