With a rich history as one of Chicago’s most prominent south side communities, Englewood has faced challenges but is now flourishing under the direction of the Englewood Quality of Life Plan. We are reclaiming and beautifying vacant land near our homes. We enjoy annual parades, festivals, and celebrations in our local parks. We are working together to improve our schools, make our community safer and supporting our local businesses. Englewood is Rising!
Impressed by the Quality of Life Plan Fund initiative, the Robert R. McCormick Foundation reached out to help. Together we established a new effort – Impact Englewood. Hosted by the McCormick Foundation, Impact Englewood will raise funds to support programs of the Quality of Life Plan.
This Giving Tuesday (November 28, 2017), all donations to Impact Englewood will be matched by the McCormick Foundation at 50%, increasing its impact. That means your $10 becomes $15…$20 grows to $30…$50 equals $75. In addition, the Foundation pays all expenses so all of your donations, plus the match, will go directly to support community organizations in Englewood with programs such as:
- Providing year-round job opportunities for youth
- Giving high school students the chance to tour college campuses and earn scholarships
- Helping residents access health care with the support of Health Navigators
- Offering support for local entrepreneurs to create or grow their business
Through hard work and dedication, more than 300 donors contributed to the $50,000 raised in last year’s Giving Tuesday campaign led by the Quality of Life champions. We invested those donations back into Englewood – giving $5,000 for new equipment to the Ogden Park Vikings championship football team, launched the community-led Englewood Rising rebranding billboard campaign, and created a small college fund for the four small children who were shot in Englewood. That was just the beginning of what we can accomplish together with your support!
This year the goal is to raise $75,000. With your help and the McCormick Foundation match, that means more than $100,000 could be invested in Englewood in support of the Quality of Life Plan.
Your gift truly makes a difference!
Donate today to Impact Englewood.
Together, we are building a brighter future to make Englewood a better place for all.
You can give today by visiting the IL Give- #ImpactEnglewood page today!