Allstate Grants Revitalize Chicago’s South and West Side


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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
    • San Miguel, Inc. d/b/a Apollo’s 2000
    • Shady Rest Vintage & Vinyl
  • North Lawndale
    • The Pineapple School Company
    • St. Paul Community Family Service
    • Ida’s Artisan Ice Cream and Treats
  • Bronzeville
    • Preserve (business forthcoming, name subject to change)
    • Moore Poppin Gourmet Popcorn
    • Classic Cobbler Baked Goods Company
    • Every Step of the Way Resource Center for Adults with Intellectual Disabilities NFP
    • Small Shop Cycles & Service
    • National Museum of Gospel Music
    • Woodlawn Restorative Justice Program
    • Keep Moving Forward Social Enterprises
    • Little Squeeze Lemonade LLC
    • Quiet Fire, LLC DBA The Inferno Barre and Dance Studio
  • South Shore
    • Jordans Beauty Distributor
    • Give Me Some Sugah Bakery
    • M.Sculpt LLC DBA Fashion Mod
  • Englewood
    • Advocates for Community Wellness
    • Male Mogul Initiative Inc. NFP
    • See Me! Senior on the MOVE

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