Gifts to the annual fund are essential in ensuring that Chicago and 1871 continue to be the best place to start a business. The annual fund provides flexible funding that is instrumental to pursuing this mission and continuing to be the #1 Incubator in the World. It allows us to provide founders across Chicago with the resources, tools, and knowledge necessary to increase their probability of success.
For example, gifts to the annual fund can:
A startup founder’s experience at 1871 is brought to life by many committed
and enthusiastic individuals and organizations. Our supporters are a vital part of this ecosystem.