Leopardo Begins FBRK Impact House

Leopardo recently began work on the build-out of the FBRK Impact House at 200 W. Madison St. The space will be Chicago’s first innovation-focused philanthropy center, dedicated to serving grant makers, family foundations and investors.

Founded by entrepreneur and former NFL player Israel Idonije, the center will serve as a philanthropy innovation center. “Chicago is filled with wonderful people who are committed to making our city better,” said Idonije. “FBRK Impact House will offer an inviting, transparent environment to foster relationships among organizations — a framework in which the philanthropic community will thrive.”

FBRK will occupy three floors of the building and will include a street-level public work-lounge with a restaurant, as well as offices, lounges and amenities available to members on the second and third floors.

The vision of the space is to create an open, caring community and a creative, safe space for organizations that frequently find themselves working in isolation. The thoughtfully designed environment will provide a balance of private offices, workspace, dedicated desks and meeting and conference rooms conducive to collaboration and allowing for greater efficiency. Dedicated spaces for entertaining and wellness-focused activities round out the holistic vision of the Impact House.

The space is set to open in spring 2020. Leopardo is proudly partnering with FBRK, Fifty/50 Restaurant Group, BOX Studios and Transwestern on the project.