How You Can Help

CCV relies on the support of our funding partners and investors to help us provide professional, affordable business services to our clients. By building sustainable businesses that create jobs and generate revenue in their communities, CCV strives to strengthen Chicago's neighborhoods. Whether we provide financing, consulting or community development services, our goal is to create economic opportunity for all. Below are just a few of the different ways you can play a role in transforming Chicago's companies and communities.

Make A Contribution To CCV

Individual donations allow CCV staff to build on our impacts, continue to serve Chicago's entrepreneurs and foster community revitalization.

Donate Products and Services

Donations of computer equipment, frequent flier miles, software, other office supplies, and in-kind services allow us to better fulfill our mission with our limited resources. Learn More

Invest In Our Loan Fund

By investing in our Loan Fund, you can increase CCV's lending activities aimed at businesses in Chicagoland's low and moderate income areas and in turn increase the opportunities available to these entrepreneurs and their employees. Learn More


We have a number of ways that you can contribute your time and expertise to help both CCV and our clients. Learn More

Search the Web with GoodSearch, powered by Yahoo!, is a search engine that donates 50% of its advertising revenue to a nonprofit or school of the searcher's choice. Your daily web searches can help CCV build on the impacts we have seen in the communities we serve. Learn More

Shop Online with GoodShop allows shoppers to donate a portion of their online purchases to the non-profit of their choice. Every time you shop online, you can help CCV make a difference in our community.

Participating stores include Best Buy, Barnes & Noble, Kohl's, Target, Macy's and more. Learn More


CCV is a 501(c)(3) public charity, and all contributions, not including investments in our loan fund, are tax deductible to the full extent permitted by law.

Our accomplishments to date include:

  • 5,774 jobs created or retained
  • $457 million in contracts secured
  • $79.2 million in loans packaged or directly financed
  • $20.4 million in tax deductions allocated

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