HWCC receives Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago Community First Capacity-Building Grant


On August 1, 2018, the Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago (FHLBC) announced the Hmong Wisconsin Chamber of Commerce as one of seven grant awardees through its Community First Capacity-Building Grant. The program is in its second year and is intended to strengthen community development in Illinois and Wisconsin. “Our communities prosper when there is opportunity for all,” said Suzi Thackston, FHLBank Chicago Community Investment Officer. “We are proud to recognize and support seven nonprofit lending institutions that are committed to empowering and investing in diverse and underserved people, places, and businesses. We look forward to seeing the return on our investments in these organizations and on the expansion of resources in the communities of our members.” Recipients were evaluated based on the organization’s mission, strength, strategy to increase community development lending within Illinois and Wisconsin, diversity of population served, and proposed uses for the grant funds. HWCC’s award was made possible through the support of Town Bank, sponsor of HWCC’s grant application – thank you!

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