Chicago has a population of 2,704,958, and is the largest city in the State of Illinois and the third largest city in the country. The CFE Fund has been working since 2008 with the City of Chicago, currently led by Mayor Lori Lightfoot.

Projects in Chicago, IL

Summer Jobs Connect

Embedding financial education and banking access into summer youth employment programs.

Banking Connect Pilot Initiatives

The goal of these pilots is to learn more about how existing programs can leverage payment touchpoints to support account opening for program participants.

Bank On

The CFE Fund’s national Bank On platform supports local coalition and financial institution efforts to connect consumers to safe, affordable bank accounts.

Financial Navigators

Thank you to our many municipal and funding partners for making this pandemic-era program such a bold and nimble success. Across 31 cities and counties, trained navigators helped thousands of residents identify and then access public resources targeted to address their individual needs.