Current Grant Information
Grant Period36 months
civic engagement, community development, community organizing, criminal justice, education, employment, health care, housing, immigration, living wage, predatory lending, race equality, voter engagement, youth
Purpose of Grant
For general support.
The Southwest Organizing Project’s (SWOP) mission is to build a broad-based organization of Christian, Muslim and Jewish faith institutions, local schools and other institutions in Southwest Chicago, which will enable families to exercise common values, determine their own future and connect with each other to improve life in their neighborhoods. To this end, leaders of SWOP have dedicated themselves to building relationships across racial, ethnic, generational and faith differences and to bringing the common concerns of their institutions into the public life of the community as they develop the capacity to act collectively and “stand for the whole.”