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Welcome to the Forefront blog! From here, you can learn more about what Forefront is up to, advancements in the social impact sector, and new opportunities for your organization to grow and succeed. To connect with a member of our team for an interview or more information on our initiatives, contact or 312-327-8919. You can also see recent press coverage here.

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…

A New MyForefront.Org – A Note from President and CEO Eric Weinheimer

July 22, 2019

Welcome to Forefront’s brand new website! I can’t wait for you to dive in. Now, our workshops, resources, advocacy work,…

Forefront Member Spotlight: Roderick Hawkins from Advance Illinois

June 27, 2019

Happy Pride from Forefront! Forefront remains a committed ally of Illinois’ LGBTQ+ community. We also realize that LGBTQ+ people of…

Historic State Census Appropriation is Passed!

June 5, 2019

This is a historic moment in Illinois’ history—the General Assembly appropriated a Census State appropriation for $29 Million for statewide community outreach…

IL Count Me In 2020 Funders’ Collaborative Grantees Announced

April 1, 2019

Last year, Forefront established the IL Count Me In 2020 Funders’ Collaborative to garner joint funding for Census outreach and education efforts…

Illinois Count Me In 2020 Grant Application Now Live

February 1, 2019

The IL Count Me In 2020 Funders’ Collaborative RFP In February 2019, Forefront’s IL Count Me In 2020 Funders’ Collaborative…

The Grantmakers Institute Returns in 2019

December 14, 2018

Interview: Marianne Philbin, Executive Director, Pierce Family Foundation Ask any experienced grantmaker in the Chicago area; the Grantmakers Institute (GMI) was…


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