Our Partnerships

The nation really can dramatically increase mobility from poverty and restore the American dream. It cannot be done by any one group or organization or government policy. The nation must come together, with leaders across a range of institutions and sectors working to advance mobility from poverty. It will not be easy, but it is achievable.

To increase economic opportunity for individuals and neighborhoods in Chicago, public and private leaders must work together to address the factors that impact social mobility and community disinvestment. The Pritzker Traubert Foundation is proud of our partnerships with many talented organizations and individuals that are yielding positive outcomes and we look forward to deepening our impact in the months and years ahead.

Learn more about some of the ways we partner to have impact in each of our priority funding areas:

  • Investing in the Economic Future of Chicago Communities

    The Hatchery opened in East Garfield Park in 2018. The food and beverage business incubator, a 67,000-square-foot food facility, will spur economic activity in one of Chicago’s highest-need neighborhoods by creating over 900 new jobs by 2023 and providing access to fresh food to a...

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  • Preparing for the Future of Work

    Skills is a public-private partnership working to match businesses that have current, unmet hiring needs with qualified, unemployed and underemployed job seekers. Since its launch in 2012, Skills has placed over 4,500 job seekers into jobs with 60 businesses across multiple industries, focusing on Chicago...

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  • Building Capacity

    Bridgespan is a global nonprofit organization that collaborates with mission-driven leaders, organizations, impact investors, and philanthropists to break cycles of poverty and dramatically improve the quality of life for those in need. To address the complex and persistent challenges facing Chicago, we need to attract,...

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