The Resurrection Project (TRP) is pleased to announce it has received a $1 million Community Capital Grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. TRP is one of 10 award recipients named by the MacArthur Foundation, which has awarded nearly $7M to local Chicago organizations to fuel innovation, build capacity, or pursue opportunities for growth.

“Thank you to the MacArthur Foundation for this generous grant that will help us expand our programs building vibrant, healthy, and involved communities. We are honored to be recognized by a foundation with such a firm commitment to Chicago and its institutions.” Raul Raymundo, The Resurrection Project, CEO. 

Building on MacArthur’s four-decade commitment to Chicago, the grants announced today reflect the Foundation’s new approach to helping achieve a better Chicago for all.

“MacArthur is committed to Chicago’s diverse neighborhoods and its people, as we have been for decades,” MacArthur President Julie Stasch said. “We want our hometown to be a city where opportunity is equitable and justice can thrive. To make that aspiration a reality we are investing in the strength and growth of nonprofit organizations that focus on justice, provide critical services, build communities, look at persistent problems in new ways, and support a new generation of leaders.” 

TRP will use its award to support its strategic and enterprising Vision 2020 plan to achieve more in the next 5 years than its first 25 by deepening its Community Resurrection Model to create healthier immigrant communities across Chicago’s Southwest side including Pilsen, Little Village, and Back of the Yards. This grant will strengthen communities by offering financial wellness programs, immigration services, leadership development, affordable housing, and economic development opportunities.

The $1 million grant will be matched dollar for dollar and advances TRP’s Imagine More Campaign, an unprecedented $25 million fund drive to support TRP’s Vision 2020 plan to empower 60,000 residents and leverage more than $480 million in community investment by 2020.

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