When people and communities see possibility, they are empowered by the act of choice. From choice comes mobility, and where there is mobility, change unfolds.

New Coast Foundation was founded in 2017 as a nonprofit venture philanthropy fund to connect visionary donors with innovative social entrepreneurs building promising and scalable solutions to fight poverty in Chicago. By targeting the emerging stage of organizational development, we are also helping mitigate a funding gap that exists within the competitive nature of philanthropic funding.

Through our Investment Readiness analysis, we identify emerging organizations that are demonstrating success, meet our Funding Priorities, and - with the infusion of investment to accelerate impact - help multiply their efforts to grow and influence meaningful change for Chicago. This point of view is reflected in our Theory of Change, which describes the impact of our work.