Blackhawk Bank Partners with FHLBank Chicago to Present Grant Money to Stepping Stones of Rockford

November 4, 2022 (Beloit, WI) – Blackhawk Bank recently partnered with the Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago (FHLBank Chicago), to present Stepping Stones of Rockford with grant money from the Affordable Housing Program (AHP) General Fund.

Blackhawk Bank, as a member of the FHLBank Chicago, was able apply for this grant on behalf of Stepping Stones of Rockford as a part of the AHP. The FHLBank Chicago announced that this program has awarded a total of $20.6 million to 35 housing projects in Illinois and Wisconsin, all to support the acquisition, rehabilitation, and new construction of over 1,600 housing units.

“We are honored and thrilled to partner with the FHLBank Chicago and give back to an organization that is positively impacting the Stateline community,” says Dave Adkins, President and CEO of Blackhawk Bank. “We are so grateful for all the work that Stepping Stones of Rockford has done, and this is one small way Blackhawk Bank can help make a difference.”

Stepping Stones of Rockford is a private, nonprofit 501c3 community mental health provider in Winnebago County. The organization offers a variety of mental health treatment interventions and access to 24-hour services, as well as the opportunity for residents to live in the most independent community setting.


About Blackhawk Bank

Established in 1881, Blackhawk Bank has served individuals, families and business owners for 141 years. The Bank operates nine full-service banking centers in Beloit and Janesville, Wisconsin and in Rockford, Belvidere, Machesney Park, Roscoe, McHenry, and St. Charles, Illinois. The Bank also operates a Mortgage Processing Center in Roscoe, Illinois. Complete information about Blackhawk Bank can be found at www.blackhawkbank.com. Member FDIC | Equal Housing Lender