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The Endeleo Institute

"Navigating a path to health as a socioeconomic construct is the way forward."


community members served

In the community, for the community


community partnerships

"The permanency of healthy food is endemic to the survival and whatever potential we have to thrive in these communities has to be in a partnership such as this."

In Action

-Melvin Thompson,
The Endeleo Insitute's 
Executive Director

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The Back to Business (B2B) grant program provides $250 Million for businesses that have experienced losses due to the COVID-19 pandemic. B2B grants of $5K-$150K are available. Businesses in priority industries and/or disproportionately impacted areas (DIAs) are encouraged to apply. Priority industries include:

  • Arts and Entertainment

  • Restaurants and Bars

  • Hotels and Motels

  • Barbershops and Salons

  • Fitness Centers and Gyms 

  • and more

Information on eligibility and documents required documents to apply can be found here.

The application deadline is fast approaching!

We are proud to serve as one of 100 community navigators assisting with the application process.

Need help? Please click here to send an email or call

Charles Perry at 708.813.3025

Need 1-on-1  application assistance?

Monday, October 4, 2021

Imani Village

901 E. 95th Street

Chicago, IL 60619

Door B

Cottage Grove side

5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

** Registration required. Please click here.

Please bring all required documents in electronic form:

  • 2019 AND 2020 tax returns

  • Two bank statements​​

One from March 2020 - December 2020

and the most recent​

  • Business Owner ID (SSN, EIN and ITIN accepted)


Don't forget your mask!

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