Far South Community Development Corporation (Far South CDC) is a 501c3 not-for-profit organization that provides specialized and strategic community development services to Chicago’s far south side neighborhoods and south suburban Cook County villages/cities. Originally, Far South CDC started as The Beverly Local Company in 1977 focusing on micro-lending to small and mid-sized businesses in the Beverly/Morgan Park neighborhoods in Chicago.
Far South CDC’s mission is to alleviate low-income communities within Chicago's far south side and south suburban Cook County of poverty, blight, and economic distress through effective economic and community development.
Far South CDC’s value to the community is to: 1) Preserve/Protect the region by being a voice and advocate for economic, environmental, and social justice for the residents and businesses; 2) Sustain the region’s cultural dynamics by marketing and strengthening the existing assets and programs; and 3) Grow the region with local partnerships in the region through business development, community and housing services, and development and planning initiatives via equitable projects and programs.
Far South Community Development Corporation
837 West 115th Street, Chicago, Illinois 60643
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