Future Founders Awarded Record Grant to Empower More Chicago Youth

I am honored and thrilled to share that Future Founders was selected as a 2019 Invest For Kids beneficiary. Invest For Kids will help Future Founders scale the impact of our work with Chicago Public Schools, and provide deeper learning experiences and more opportunities for middle and high schoolers. This award will be the single largest grant ever received for our Discover program, which empowers youth across Chicago to build entrepreneurial skills and mindsets.

For 10 years, Invest For Kids, an annual investment conference and fundraising event, has championed some of Chicago’s most impactful youth development organizations. With a focus on providing meaningful support to groups aiding underserved youth, Invest For Kids has reviewed over 550 local organizations, conducted more than 130 due diligence meetings, and awarded over $10 million in grants to 60 nonprofits over the last 10 years.

Future Founders will be recognized at the 11th Annual Invest For Kids Conference on October 30. For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit the Invest For Kids website.

We are tremendously grateful to Invest For Kids for their generosity and support of our mission. I am also personally thankful to all of the amazing people – both internal and external – who paved the way for this milestone.

This is a big victory for us all, and more importantly, for our work right here in Chicago. Let’s celebrate this success, and use the momentum to further our mission and empower even more youth to create their own opportunity!

Scott Issen
President & CEO