Mission Driven / Not-For-Profit

Fort Dearborn Partners has assisted not-for-profit and mission driven organizations in addressing the difficult financial and operational issues they encounter due to economic cycles and funding changes, and understands the unique challenges they face. We bring management, financial, and strategic planning expertise, which helps Management weather difficult financial times in order to stabilize their organization's operation in the short term, so it can quickly get back to focusing on its long-term mission delivery.

Many of our clients operate in the healthcare, social services and education sectors as well as municipally funded recreational facilities and related services. Beyond assisting them as clients, Fort Dearborn’s professionals offer their free time to several not-for profits in capacities ranging from volunteer to board member.

Highlighted Engagements

$125M
Revenue

federally qualified health care organization

$70M
Revenue

real estate development arm of foundation

$30M
Revenue

international medical society designed to advance patient outcomes

$15M
Revenue

Catholic, college prep high school

$14M
Revenue

Roman Catholic private high school

$12M
Revenue

holistic emotional and behavioral health services

$11M
Revenue

health club, camps, early childhood education & after school programs

$10M
Revenue

Private high school

$10M
Revenue

accredited provider of behavior-changing therapeutic day schooling for children ages 3 to 21

$9M
Revenue

Private high school

$7M
Revenue

non-profit social services corporation

$7M
Revenue

not-for-profit museum dedicated to early learning

$5M
Revenue

housing development and sub-prime lender

$2M
Revenue

Thrift stores and social services

Experienced Professionals

FDP News

Sep - 20

Fort Dearborn Advises Motor Distributor

Fort Dearborn Partners served as a financial advisor for the refinancing of a $3.5M Line of Credit and $2.2M mortgage for a $20 million Illinois-based motor distributor coming... Read More

Sep - 20

Jim Sandberg Joins Fort Dearborn

Fort Dearborn Partners is pleased to announce that Jim Sandberg has joined the firm as a Senior Associate.

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Jul - 20

Fort Dearborn Advises Private High School

Chicago, IL - Fort Dearborn Partners is pleased to announce that we served as exclusive financial advisor to a private high school for the refinancing of $13,000,000 in... Read More