The AGB Foundation is dedicated to helping minority families in struggling communities improve their financial security and quality of life. We serve inner city neighborhoods on the South side of Chicago, where people of color have long experienced economic inequality.
In America, white households nationwide have a median wealth 10 times greater than that of black households. The U.S. Treasury Department in 2022 warned that the racial wealth gap, a stark reality in Chicago, may continue to widen. The AGB Foundation is committed to balancing the scales.
Family First provides two types of critical programming: direct assistance to families of color who are experiencing a crisis, and community service projects throughout the year.
Our Family First program adopts deserving families, providing their children with essential items for school and filling critical needs during the holiday season. We deliver Thanksgiving dinners and gifts for their children that the parents otherwise could not afford. This support during a volatile time helps the families continue to meet their work and school commitments.
Strong family relationships are essential building blocks in the development of young people. The AGB Foundation’s outreach efforts give parents the resources to make their children feel secure and valued.
We are honored to support families in need and young adults of color who are seeking to improve their lives. Helping them achieve financial security and build lasting wealth are the ultimate goals of the Family First program.