CIBC awards $350,000 to affordable housing and small business partners

CHICAGO, JULY 20, 2022 — CIBC today announced it has awarded $350,000 to several affordable housing and small business partners. The bank hosted its annual Affordable Housing and Entrepreneur Training Program awards ceremonies in Chicago, Detroit, Milwaukee and St. Louis to honor and recognize the important role these organizations have played in their communities.

“CIBC is proud to partner with organizations that make our communities stronger through affordable housing initiatives, low-cost mortgage options, financial literacy training, job creation and access to capital for small businesses in our underserved communities”, said Michael G. Capatides, Senior Executive Vice President and Group Head, U.S. Region.

CIBC began awarding its affordable housing partners in 2013. The bank gives grants – used to provide services such as homebuyer education and certification – to Housing and Urban Development (HUD)-certified counseling agencies that work to make affordable housing accessible in their communities. The 2022 recipients of CIBC’s Affordable Housing awards include:


  • Brighton Park Neighborhood Council
  • Chicago Urban League
  • Great Lakes Federal Credit Union
  • Neighborhood Housing Services of Chicago
  • Northside Community Development
  • Northwest Side Housing Center
  • South Suburban Housing Center
  • Spanish Coalition for Housing
  • The Resurrection Project
  • West Cook Homeownership Center
  • YWCA


  • National Faith Homebuyers
  • Wayne Metropolitan Community Agency
  • Southwest Economic Solutions
  • Jewish Vocational Services


  • Housing Resources Inc
  • United Community Center

St. Louis

  • Beyond Housing
  • The Housing Partnership
  • Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis

In 2017, CIBC also began recognizing partner organizations that support its Entrepreneur Training Program (ETP), focused on giving entrepreneurs of small business start-ups the skills and training they need to become successful. CIBC’s ETP cohorts contribute to the bank’s success in meeting their goals for lending to small neighborhood businesses. Collectively this year, the following organizations were awarded $150,000:

  • Chicago State University 
  • Greater Southwest Development Corporation 
  • Joseph Business School 
  • Little Village Community Foundation 
  • Mujeres Latinas en Acción 
  • Northwest Side Center 
  • Rogers Park Business Alliance 
  • Sunshine Enterprises 
  • Urban MBA 
  • Waubonsee Community College 
  • Women’s Business Development Center 


  • SWOT City
  • Build Institute


Latino Entrepreneurial Network of SE Wisconsin, Inc.

St. Louis

  • The BALSA Foundation 
  • Family and Workforce Centers of America 
  • Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis 

Over the past 9 years, CIBC has awarded $2.2 million to more than 65 organizations. “When we work together, we revitalize and strengthen our neighborhoods,” said Capatides.

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