Our Impact

For over 30 years, Goodcity has been committed to identifying, supporting, and growing entrepreneurs who are making a difference in under-resourced communities in the Chicago area.

Central to our thinking is the belief that the best leaders for transforming our city are innovative thinkers and entrepreneurs in our local community. These are the people who live, breathe, work, and play in the many neighborhoods that make up Chicago. They know the issues because they engage with them on a daily basis through their own lives and the lives of their neighbors. These are leaders whose ideas too often are left untapped, undiscovered, and overlooked. This is where Goodcity steps in. We empower local leaders to solve local and global problems by helping them incubate their ideas, grow their organizations, and connect with other leaders with the same passions. It is a rigorous and time-tested process but, when these ideas come alive and these entrepreneurs succeed, the impact is felt throughout Chicago.

Click here for some of the key organizations we've helped launch, grow, and scale since our inception. 

 

 

135+

Million Dollars Raised

Since 2010, Goodcity social impact entrepreneurs have raised over $135 million dollars in both charitable donations and impact investments

 

30+

Years Serving communities

For over 30 years, Goodcity has been dedicated to the transformation of Chicago's neighborhoods by providing much needed support

 
 

250+

Organizations launched

Since 2010, Goodcity has helped launch 252 social impact organizations missioned with effecting real, sustainable change in Chicago