CFF Research Group names October 2021 grant finalists: The Bloc, Brushwood Center, Mothers Trust Foundation

CHICAGO–(COMMERCIAL THREAD) –CFF research group recognizes three Chicago-area charities as October 2021 finalists in its monthly grant program supporting impactful nonprofits during the COVID-19 pandemic (in alphabetical order):

  • The block (Chicago) offers mentoring and tutoring programs through the sport of boxing to engage with underprivileged youth in the community.
  • Scrub center (Riverwoods) is an arts and culture center that offers programs to promote wellness, foster creativity and stimulate learning for youth, families, veterans and seniors.
  • Mothers Trust Foundation (Lake Forest) supports local children in crisis by providing funds for basic needs through a network of social workers, school counselors and other social service providers.

These finalists will make short video conference presentations to investment firm staff, who will ask questions to learn more about each of these important causes. Employees will then vote to award the company rewards. Each finalist will receive at least one donation of $ 1,000.

Last month, Haven Youth and Family Services received a $ 5,000 grant to support adolescent mental health and wellness in the local community. In addition, the funds will allow the organization to expand its programs and adapt to the financial situation of each family.

Any 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization is encouraged to apply to

About the CFF Research Group

SBB Research Group LLC (SBBRG) is a Chicago-based investment management firm that views the market through a systematic and interdisciplinary lens. Led by applied mathematician Sam Barnett, Ph.D., and Matt Aven, a seasoned economics and computer professional, the company specializes in tailor-made investments designed to protect and grow investor capital.

In addition to its grants program, the SBBRG supports the community by awarding scholarships to university and graduate students with a focus in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). For more information or to apply for the scholarship, please visit

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