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Urban Juncture Foundation

Chicago, Illinois
www.urbanjuncture.com/urban-juncture-foundation/

Urban Juncture Foundation was awarded $515,000 in 2018, including 2 grants in Chicago Commitment.

$500,000

2018 • 2 years • Chicago Commitment

Founded in 2008, the Urban Juncture Foundation works with neighborhood residents to establish locally-owned enterprises and community-driven initiatives utilizing their own cultural assets. Located in Chicago's Bronzeville neighborhood at 51st Street and Prairie Avenue, one block from the Chicago Transit Authority Green Line elevated train entrance, Urban Juncture situates its projects near key transit stations in an effort to revitalize the community. Urban Juncture has launched several commercial real estate and related enterprises that provide job opportunities, goods, and services to existing residents while simultaneously aiming to attract visitors and new residents to Bronzeville. This award provides support to Urban Juncture for the operation of its signature community enterprises: 1) the Bronzeville Incubator, 2) the Greenline Farm, 3) the Bronzeville Community Garden, 4) Bronzeville Cookin', and 5) Boxville.

$15,000

2018 • 4 months • Chicago Commitment

Founded in 2008, the Urban Juncture Foundation works with neighborhood residents to establish locally-owned enterprises and community-driven initiatives utilizing their own cultural assets. Located in Chicago's Bronzeville neighborhood at 51st Street and Prairie Avenue, one block from the Chicago Transit Authority Green Line elevated train entrance, Urban Juncture situates its projects near key transit stations in an effort to revitalize the community. Urban Juncture launches commercial real estate and related enterprises that provide job opportunities, goods, and services to existing residents while simultaneously aiming to attract visitors and new residents to Bronzeville. This funding enables Urban Juncture to engage Fiscal Management Associates (FMA) to undertake a thorough review of its financial management. With this information, FMA advises the organization on financial management improvements and provides related professional development for the staff and board. 

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