Democratizing Data

For nearly four decades, Woodstock Institute has published and analyzed community lending data covering the Chicago region in our Community Lending Fact Books and Data Portal, making critical information on racial and economic financial disparities freely available to all....

2024 Economic Justice Awards

Thank you to everyone who came out to Woodstock Institute’s 2024 Economic Justice Awards!   As always, this year’s event was a wonderful opportunity to bring together and connect supporters united around our mission of advancing economic justice and racial...

Elected Officials and Financial Consumer Advocates Convened Virtual Town Hall to Present New Data on Small Business Loan Disparities

Historically, Black, Brown and low-income communities have disproportionately less safe and affordable small business financing options For Immediate Release: February 29, 2024 Contact: Olivia Goethalsolivia@sgstrategies.com | (309) 502-1991 **Media Interviews Available Upon Request** ILLINOIS – Today, Illinois State Sen. Christopher Belt...

2022 Annual Report

Throughout 2022, Woodstock Institute worked to advance economic justice and racial equity. We advocated for stronger consumer protections, produced research that sheds light on financial disparities, and brought together stakeholders to collaborate on addressing financial sector discrimination. Woodstock Institute...