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New Initiative

Goodcity is announcing a new initiative around Opportunity Zones in partnership with a number of national organizations, investors, and policy officials.  To get more information and be involved please go to our Opportunity Zone section for more information.


Year 5 Partnership with Chicago Police Department:  Force for Good

Goodcity is pleased to announce our participation in Year 5 of the Force for Good Program hosted by the Chicago Policed Department.  The Force for Good Program is a nonprofit leadership initiative managed by Goodcity and Forefront providing fundraising, strategic development, and leadership development for nonprofit organizations and faith based organizations working in high crime neighborhoods.


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Goodcity launches Goodcity Ventures LLC

Goodcity Ventures LLC is a for profit social enterprise providing back office and advisory services for growing and established nonprofit and for profit enterprises ($1 MM to $10 MM).  A portion of profits from Goodcity Ventures LLC will support the mission and work of Goodcity NFP in under resourced communities in urban cities.


July 2017

If everything goes right, a big slice of the estimated $6.1 trillion of paper profits on American balance sheets could go to revitalizing depressed communities.  

Forbes / Read Full Article


 July, 2018:  Goodcity announced the formation of Goodcity Detroit.  This will be the first city outside of Chicago where a Goodcity will be launched.  More details will be forthcoming.  Anticipated launch date will be September, 2018.

July, 2018:  Goodcity announced the formation of Goodcity Detroit.  This will be the first city outside of Chicago where a Goodcity will be launched.  More details will be forthcoming.  Anticipated launch date will be September, 2018.


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Each year, On the Table brings together excited and passionate community members who share their ideas, hopes and the ways in which they want to make a difference on a local level. And following On the Table, we want to help make those creative and actionable ideas come to fruition.

Launched in 2016, the Acting Up awards provide On the Tableparticipants with small prizes to help them implement their ideas, work together and take action for the public good.

The Acting Up awards are made possible by The Chicago Community Trust in partnership with Goodcity. 


november 2017

Our looking-glass world tries to teach us to accept reality, not change it; to forget the past, not learn from it; to accept the future, not change it. Instead of impotence, amnesia, and resignation, Giving Tuesday, even if realtively incidental in its impact, encourages us to imagine and to continue to work for a more just world.

Nonprofit Quarterly / Read Full Article


april 2017

We just really believe there are some good ideas in places outside of downtown Chicago, that just because you didn't graduate from Stanford or Harvard or University of Chicago doesn't mean you don't want to make a difference in your community.

Chicago Sun Times/ Read Full Article


September 2016

 Steve Case, Founder of AOL speaking at the first INVEST Chicago Luncheon hosted by Goodcity.

Steve Case, Founder of AOL speaking at the first INVEST Chicago Luncheon hosted by Goodcity.

We've found that the innovators that are going to solve the most pressing problems in our neighborhoods are actually living in the very communities themselves.

Chicago Tribune / Read Full Article


august 2014

There's a new incubator in town, and it aims to help social entrepreneurs grow sustainable businesses.

Chicago Tribune / Read Full Article

 

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Our President Jimmy Lee was recently featured on ABC Chicago 7 in celebration of Asian Pacific Heritage Month.  Hosted by Judy Hsu.  (May, 2018)