Allstate Grants Revitalize Chicago’s South and West Side

$1.6M in new funding elevates communities, enriches entrepreneurs, and empowers economic opportunity in Chicago’s South and West Sides

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NORTHBROOK, Ill., June 19, 2024—To inspire commerce, generate jobs, and reward positive social impact in Chicago, Allstate announces recipients of its inaugural Main Street Grants program in partnership with community councils across Chicago’s South and West sides. 

The funds equip small businesses, entrepreneurs, and community organizations to better fuel innovative, sustainable projects which positively impact their individual communities around Chicago. To foster deeper community partnerships, Allstate proudly collaborated with Community Development Councils:

In total, Allstate awarded $1.6M in grants to support these small and medium-sized organizations, ensuring the economic benefits reach Chicagoans who need them most. Additionally, the program addresses the wealth gap by empowering businesses owned by individuals from these neighborhoods. 

Grant recipients, local leaders and Allstate spokespersons are on standby to explain the impacts of these grants, please email to schedule interviews. 


The 2024 Main Street Grant Recipients:

  • Pilsen/Little Village
    • Lingua Nigra LLC
    • Mestiza, LLC
    • Chocolat Uzma
    • Alborada Brides, Inc.
    • Food Hero L3C
    • Touch Gift Foundation
    • DishRoulette Kitchen NFP
    • Ms. Jetsetter
    • The Sir Taylor, LLC
    • A Cup of Joe Inc.
    • San Miguel, Inc. d/b/a Apollo’s 2000
    • Shady Rest Vintage & Vinyl
  • North Lawndale
    • Harmony Community Cares
    • New Covenant CDC
    • The Pineapple School Company
    • Sweet Beginnings, LLC
    • Theatre Y
    • Pride Pipe & Supply
    • Turning Red Lines Green
    • Principle Barbers
    • Keep It Savory Salt Co
    • Boxing Out Negativity
    • 16th Street Kennels
    • St. Paul Community Family Service
    • Ida’s Artisan Ice Cream and Treats
  • Bronzeville
    • The Maker Lab
    • Collins Laundry
    • Preserve (business forthcoming, name subject to change)
    • Da Book Joint
    • Moore Poppin Gourmet Popcorn
    • DixiePura LLC
    • Classic Cobbler Baked Goods Company
    • Patrick D Tyler II LLC
    • Cheflife 19
    • Every Step of the Way Resource Center for Adults with Intellectual Disabilities NFP
    • Stoviink Creatives LLC
    • Small Shop Cycles & Service
    • National Museum of Gospel Music
    • Little Sandwich House
    • The Beat Bank
    • Graffiti Pizza LLC
    • Harry Cotten
    • Woodlawn Restorative Justice Program
    • Keep Moving Forward Social Enterprises
    • Little Squeeze Lemonade LLC
    • The Birth of House Music
    • Turner Haus Brewery LLC
    • Quiet Fire, LLC DBA The Inferno Barre and Dance Studio
    • ILA Creative Studio
    • aplomb creative salon
    • Aries Lounge To-Go
    • LIFT-Chicago
    • The Evolved Network, NFP
  • South Shore
    • Zion Wellness Center
    • Jordans Beauty Distributor
    • Hair 4 U Salon
    • Majani Food Emporium
    • Almvghty Clothing
    • BWF Consultants
    • Studio Yogi LLC
    • Greater Baking
    • Give Me Some Sugah Bakery
    • Bike Clinic
    • M.Sculpt LLC DBA Fashion Mod
    • Enhanced Nails
    • Studio 2226
    • Chef Sara’s Cafe
    • Surf’s Up
    • The Quarry
  • Englewood
    • Advocates for Community Wellness
    • Altogether Lovely Inc
    • Baggagehelp LLC
    • Male Mogul Initiative Inc. NFP
    • Buff & Go Inc
    • JNJ Creative, LLC
    • E.G. Woode L3C
    • Future Ties, NFP
    • Cooperation Racine
    • See Me! Senior on the MOVE
    • SanJustins Kitchen, Inc.