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AMPT: Advancing Nonprofits (AMPT) is a new capacity-building support initiative that is committed to strengthening the organizational health and supporting long-term development of small nonprofits on Chicago’s west and south sides. AMPT prioritizes Black/Latinx leaders working to amplify, build power within, support communities of color in thriving and living happy healthy lives while simultaneously working to transform philanthropy by addressing systemic racial inequities and serving as a model for anti-racist systems and processes.


Chicago Cares proudly serves as the fiscal sponsor for AMPT. Established in 1991, Chicago Cares mobilizes volunteers to build a stronger, more unified Chicago. In 2017, Chicago Cares launched an exciting new Community Investment Strategy to use impact volunteerism as a catalyst for community change efforts on Chicago’s south, west, and northwest sides where the infusion of resources and capacity could be transformational. 

AMPT: Advancing Nonprofits (AMPT) is a new capacity-building support initiative that is committed to strengthening the organizational health and supporting long-term development of small nonprofits on Chicago’s west and south sides…

Issue Areas Include

  • Community Development
  • Philanthropy
  • Urban Areas

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