Advancing Cities

Expanding opportunity on Chicago’s South and West Sides.


For over 150 years, JPMorgan Chase has served the Chicago community. We are proud to be a part of the city’s economic growth and expansion, but we also recognize that Chicago faces a critical time in its history.

Despite growing industries with high demand for middle-skilled jobs, economic opportunity is increasingly out of reach for many Chicagoans. To help more Chicagoans move up the economic ladder, JPMorgan Chase is committing $40 million over the next three years to expand inclusive growth. Working alongside community, business, philanthropic and public sector leaders, we will use our model for impact to identify evidence-based solutions that drive inclusive economic growth. In addition, JPMorgan Chase will leverage the power of our business, including community development banking and employee volunteerism, to catalyze neighborhood development and help open new pathways to opportunity, particularly on Chicago’s South and West Sides.



By the Numbers



People have participated in workforce programs


Units of affordable housing were created or preserved


People received services to improve their financial health


Jobs were created or retained


Small businesses received capital or technical assistance

Our Commitment to Chicago