• Head-to-Head: Bringing Fair Hair to America

    Hair is a big deal, a bigger deal when you don't have it. This is a story about fairly bringing hair to women dealing with hair loss.

    Support Amelia Street Studio on their journey to Fair Hair!

  • Invention Intention

    Provide access to a full production 3D printing lab to reduce violence in Chicago and improve STEM education programming

    Support Philip and his new 3D printing lab!

  • Calaugusta Cafe and Grocer

    Bringing artisanal coffee, food and wine culture to Humboldt Park's California corridor.

    Support this new cafe and grocer in Humboldt Park!

  • The Heard's Debut Album

    With your help, The Heard will master, manufacture CDs/Vinyl, release and promote its debut album.

    Support The Heard as they bring to life their debut album!

  • Resketch Mini: do good while drawing and writing

    Handy pocket-sized notepads for ideas, sketches, words, and more, made from high-quality reclaimed paper.

    Congratulations, Shawn!

  • Epicurean Concierge Mobile App: Food, Culture, and Travel

    This app will feed Anthony Bourdain-style HD video reviews of restaurants, hotels, and nightclubs to culturally-explorative travelers.

    Support Chef Tony on his journey to bring the best tourism information directly to your mobile phone!

  • Travel + Sustainability inspired line, Bird Trouble, needs help funding a trip to NYC to appear in an event advocating ethical fashion.

    Congratulations, Alexz!

  • Alyssa Vermell is the answer to every tall woman's fashion question...where can I buy fashionable apparel that will fit my frame?

    Congratulations, Ashley!

  • Real. Soaps is expanding into a studio to increase production and begin teaching classes on soap making and natural products!

    Congratulations, Shamus!

  • Congrats to our friends at Vignette Vignette!

    Funded April 2015

  • Thank you for the support that covers our royalties. Musical magic is in the works!

    Congrats to the Hyde Park Community Players.

    Funded March 2015

  • eco-Andersonville is teaming up with artist Matthew Hoffman to share his ultimate message of positivity with our community.

    Congrats to ecoAndersonville!

    Funded March 2015

  • Local First Chicago is all about supporting locally owned independent business. Help us get the message out - local matters!

    Congrats to Mark and Local First Chicago!

    Funded November 2014

  • Building a Hi-Tech Earthworm Factory, turning Chicago organic trash into black gold.

    Congratulations, NLR!!

    Funded September 2014

  • The Indian cooking show you crave: complete with cooking, travel to India, and loads of spicy inspiration with Anupy.

    Congratulations, Anupy!

    Funded September 2014

  • Justice of the Pies is committed to delivering delectable baked goods while transforming the lives of those who work with us.

    Congratulations, Maya-Camille!

    Funded September 2014

  • The mural will pay homage to the diversity and history of the Back of the Yards community by engaging local artists and youth.

    Congratulations, Claire and Christina!

    Funded July 2014

  • Alli "The Hair Assistant" is a hair drawing apparatus used for managing hair extensions.

    Congratulations, Nadra!

    Funded July 2014

  • $10,000 will help us purchase the latest computers and equipment for our new internet cafe in Chicago's Back of the Yards neighborhood.

    Congratulations, Alexa and Level Cybercafe!

    Funded July 2014

  • Good Glass Chicago is the candle rental business of Bright Endeavors, a non-profit job-training program for at-risk adolescent mothers.

    Congratulations, Good Glass Chicago!

    Funded July 2014

  • Peter Field is launching it's newest product, designed to look good while cleaning your phones, glasses, cameras, and all other glass.

    Congratulations, Peter Field!

    Funded July 2014

  • This is your chance to be part of the next iconic feature to come, not only to Chicago, but also the United States! #iBackedBreakwater

    Congratulations, Breakwater Chicago!

    Funded July 2014

  • A bag designed to securely fit onto bike share bikes and then be taken with you throughout your day.

    Congratulations, Po Campo!

    Funded May 2014

  • Learn to make your own Fearless Food, using what you’ve grown, fresh produce from the local market, and economical grocery staples

    Congratulations, Peterson Garden Project!

    Funded April 2014

  • Help us help women of the Congo! These clutches are hand-sewn by the women of MamAfrica from scraps of MODAHNIK designs.

    Congratulations, Kahindo!

    Funded April 2014

  • A local author is traveling to all 77 Chicago neighbohoods and capturing their distinct characteristics in his web series and book.

    Congratulations, Jahmal!

    Funded August 2013

  • A whimsical micro-business producing signs on "green" material, warning people about entirely harmless pets.

    Congratulations, Mark!

    Funded August 2013

  • Expect the Unexpected when it comes to YoLo's Healthier Selection Menu !

    Congratulations, Yolanda!

    Funded August 2013.

  • South Chicago is a diverse low-to-moderate-income community on Chicago's far southeast side, and we're planning an art & craft fair!

    Congratulations, Mark!

    Funded August 2013

  • ONE-P is a new and innovative sportswear that promotes wellness and lifelong activity.

    Congratulations, Roy!

    Funded August 2013

  • Help us open Chicago's first bar and grill catering to our burgeoning geek community! We want to geek out the bar and make it our own!

    Congratulations, Geek Bar!

    Funded August 2013

  • GROW-Food will create a multilingual business incubator for artisanal food businesses that source locally & work sustainably

    Congratulations, Rogers Park Business Alliance!

    Funded August 2013

  • "The Eyes Tell All" - Detailed Pencil Portraits, The BACKERS Book of Portraits - "A Chance To Let Your Eyes Tell The World Your Story"

    Congratulations, Robert!

    Funded August 2013

  • A 10-week summer project where teens from Chicago's Englewood neighborhood will learn how to build their own websites from scratch.

    Congratulations, Teamwork Englewood!

    Funded May 2013

  • A new hoop greenhouse in Chicago's Englewood neighborhood will provide fresh organic produce and job training to local residents

    Congratulations, Growing Home Inc.!

  • The Garfield Park Fresh Food Market will create a safe place for residents to shop while strengthening community connections.

    Congratulations, Garfield Park Fresh Food Market!

    Funded May 2013

  • Unisono is a public arts festival that features painters, artists and music from Chicago to celebrate the historic Pilsen neighborhood.

    Congratulations, Resurrection Project!

    Funded May 2013

  • We build community by growing food! Our refugee urban farmers and community gardeners wish for bee hives and a seed saving garden.

    Congratulations, Albany Park Global Gardens!

    Funded May 2013