Heartland Alliance’s projects and initiatives have spurred many powerful public actions. One example: After Heartland uncovered data revealing that the rate of extreme poverty was increasing in Chicago, the broader agency immediately took notice. Through its research and advocacy efforts, Heartland Alliance persuaded the State of Illinois to establish a Commission charged with illuminating solutions to reducing extreme poverty.
The Chicago Non-Profit Softball League
Each year, Heartland Alliance joins with other non-profit organizations in the area for a season of softball. It’s a great way to meet and bond with other people in the non-profit space and to have a little fun. And while the day always starts off friendly—Heartland Alliance team members admit that, well, things can get just a little competitive by the end of it.