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

The Financial Navigators initiative helps residents deal with the financial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, providing remote assistance in navigating critical financial issues and making referrals to other social services and resources.