SBB Research Group Names October 2021 Grant Finalists: The Bloc, Brushwood Center, Mothers Trust Foundation

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CHICAGO, October 19, 2021--(BUSINESS WIRE)--SBB Research Group recognizes three Chicago-area charities as the October 2021 finalists of its monthly grant program supporting impactful nonprofits during the COVID-19 pandemic (in alphabetical order):

  • The Bloc (Chicago) provides mentoring and tutoring programs through the sport of boxing to engage with underserved youth in the community.

  • Brushwood Center (Riverwoods) is an arts and cultural center that offers programs to promote well-being, foster creativity, and stimulate learning for youth, families, military veterans, and senior citizens.

  • Mothers Trust Foundation (Lake Forest) supports local children in crisis by providing funding for critical necessities through a network of social workers, school counselors, and other social services providers.

These finalists will give brief presentations via videoconference to the investment firm's staff, who will ask questions to learn more about each of these important causes. The employees will then vote to allocate the company's awards. Each finalist will receive at least a $1,000 donation.

Last month, Haven Youth and Family Services received a $5,000 grant to support adolescents' mental health and well-being in the local community. In addition, the funds will enable the organization to expand its programs and accommodate each family's financial situation.

Any 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization is encouraged to apply at

About SBB Research Group

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

In addition to its grant program, SBBRG supports the community by awarding scholarships to college and graduate students focused on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM). For more information or to apply for the scholarship, please visit

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Katie Lach
SBB Research Group LLC

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