Grantee Database

Southwest Organizing Project

Chicago, Illinois | Midwest

Phone: (773) 471-8208
Fax: (773) 471-9008

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Current Grant Information

  • Grant Amount
  • Grant Period
    36 months
  • Grant Year

Focus Areas

civic engagement, community development, community organizing, criminal justice, education, employment, health care, housing, immigration, living wage, predatory lending, race equality, voter engagement, youth

Grantee Profile

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.”