West Side United is supporting businesses that are creating wealth and job opportunities on Chicago’s West Side with $10,000 grants

For-profit entrepreneurs and small business owners located in the following 10 Chicago West Side neighborhoods are encouraged to apply:

  • Austin
  • Belmont Cragin
  • East Garfield Park
  • Humboldt Park
  • Lower West Side (Pilsen)
  • Near Westside
  • North Lawndale
  • South Lawndale (Little Village)
  • West Garfield Park
  • West Town

How do I get started?​

Easy as…

Watch our recorded info sessions

Gather all of the required business documents

Apply starting on October 7, 2022

Information Sessions

Details and Frequently Asked Questions

Apply starting on October 7, 2022

What if I need help with the application?

The following partner organization has volunteers ready to provide assistance to businesses requiring assistance completing the application and ongoing technical support.

Allies For Community Business

135 N Kedzie Ave, Chicago, IL 60612
Call: (312) 924-2187 ext. 4
Email: wsugrant@a4cb.org
Visit: https://a4cb.org
Office Hours (in person assistance): Wednesdays only