The Community First Capacity-Building Grant Program provides grant funding for nonprofit lenders to build organizational capacity in support of community development lending in FHLBank Chicago’s district of Illinois and Wisconsin. Through our member institutions, we offer grants of up to $50,000 to help qualifying nonprofit lenders strengthen their financial position, operational efficiency, and/or human capital.

These grants are an opportunity for our members to establish and strengthen partnerships with nonprofit lenders in their communities.

Applications for the Capacity-Building Grant Program will not be accepted in 2022.

Community First Capacity-Building Grants

Application Process
Evaluation Criteria
Impact Reporting

Capacity-Building Resources