Action for Healthy Kids
Works with schools to help kids learn to eat right and be active every day.
Fund supports new exhibitions, research and education programs.
Advocate Health Care
Strives to offer the best care available and reach out into the community.
All God’s Children
Orphan care ministry dedicated to rescuing and caring for children around the world.
Alliance for the Great Lakes
Works to conserve and restore the Great Lakes.
Alexian Brothers Medical Center
Contributions help provide the latest medical technology, administered by top professionals.
Dedicated to eliminating Alzheimer’s disease through advancement of
research, providing support and reducing the risk of dementia.
Alzheimer’s FOUNDATion of
Counseling, resource and referrals as well as conferences and workshops,
grants and memory screenings.
American Bar Association
Fund for Justice & Education abanet.org
Conducts public service and educational programs to serve vulnerable populations.
American Brain Tumor
National leader in advancing brain tumor research and providing patient-family education and support.
American Cancer Society
Dedicated to saving lives.
American Center for Cures
Committed to improving nation’s health through research, education, advocacy.
Anderson Animal Shelter
The shelter operates under a low-kill philosophy, and is dedicated to eliminating euthanasia of healthy, adoptable animals.
Angelman Syndrome Foundation
Advances the awareness and treatment of Angelman Syndrome.
Animal Welfare League
Provides shelter, care and adoption services for homeless, unwanted animals.
The Anti-Cruelty Society
One of the largest humane societies in the nation.
Serves 6000 people with disabilities.
Provides social and medical services for Jewish families.
The Art Institute of Chicago
Fund supports every aspect of museum activity.
Provides adults with developmental disabilities an environment to experience personal growth.
Beacon Street Gallery & Theater
Serves the community with arts education programs.
Bear Necessities Pediatric
Works to eliminate pediatric cancer and provide hope and support.
Bernard Zell Anshe Emet Day School bzaeds.org
A co-ed Jewish day school offering programs from nursery through 8th grade.
Better Government Association
Works for integrity, transparency and accountability in government by exposing corruption and inefficiency.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of
Helps children reach their potential through professional mentoring.
Big Shoulders Fund
Creates opportunities for inner-city
children to attend Catholic schools.
Boys & Girls Clubs of Chicago
Serves more than 17,500 young people in need.
Boy Scouts of America, Chicago Area Council chicagobsa.org
Gives youth skills to be successful in life.
Breakthrough Urban Ministries
Programs include homeless centers, street outreach to women in prostitution and youth and family outreach.
Gifts support capital campaigns, conservation and research initiatives and public programs.
Program of housing, mentoring and empowering homeless families.
Bright Hope International
Works to provide physical, economic and spiritual help to those who live on less than $1/ day.
Cancer Wellness Center
Seeks to empower those affected by cancer to enhance the quality of their lives.
Crisis intervention, addiction recovery, life skills development.
A very large charity dedicated to
helping those in need.
Provides funding and services to underresourced dioceses and parishes.
Center for Neighborhood
Promotes the development of sustainable communities.
Center on Halsted
Catalyst for the LGBT community that links and provides community resources.
Independent policy research center to improve policies and programs for children, youth, families and their
The CHEST Foundation
Provides resources to advance prevention and treatment of diseases of the chest.
Chicago Literacy Alliance
Helps bring literacy to the Chicago community.
Chicago Architecture Foundation architecture.org
Donations support community education and outreach.
Chicago Arts Partnerships in
Advances the arts as a vital strategy for improving teaching and learning.
Chicago Botanic Garden
Creates, manages and leads volunteer projects.
Chicago Children’s Choir
Multiracial, multicultural children’s choir.
Chicago Children’s Museum
Seeks to create a community where play and learning connect.
Chicago Coalition for the
Organizes and advocates to prevent and end homelessness.
Chicago Council on Global
Nonpartisan and committed to influencing the discourse on global issues.
Chicago Foundation for Women
Follows principles that women should have health services, economic security, freedom from violence.
Chicago Gateway Green
Dedicated to the beautification of the Chicagoland area.
Chicago History Museum
Supports museum exhibitions and programs.
Community outreach programs, including an extensive tutoring program at Fourth Presbyterian Church.
The Chicago Lighthouse
Provides opportunity for people who
are blind or visually impaired.
Chicago Literacy Alliance
Brings literacy for those whose native language is not English.
Public programming serving Chicago and the suburbs.
Chicago Public Education Fund
Public/private partnerships to enrich the collections and programs of the Chicago Public Library..
Chicago Rehab Network
Works to keep housing affordable, focusing on housing preservation, good ownership and active residents.
Chicago Shakespeare Theater
Arts education and showcase for works of Shakespeare.
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Supports world-class symphony performances.
Chicago Youth Centers
Serving kids in the city’s roughest neighborhoods.
Child & Adolescent Bipolar
Works to improve the lives of families raising children and teens living with bipolar disorder and related conditions.
Children’s Memorial Hospital
to ensure the best care possible for critically ill children and their
families. Will be the Ann and Robert H Lurie Children’s Hospital of
Chicago in the summer of 2012.
Children’s Place Association
Helps children infected with HIV.
CURE-Citizens United for
Research in Epilepsy
Dedicated to finding a cure and increase awareness of epilepsy.
Connections for Abused Women and their Children cawc.org
Committed to ending domestic violence.
Works to protect rivers and promote stewardship of our environment.
Illinois adoption agency.
Raises money to support organizations working on social and economic justice.
CURE—Citizens United for
Research in Epilepsy
Daniel Murphy Scholarship Fund
Provides four-year high school scholarships.
Working to break the cycle of homelessness for women.
Demand Cures Today—The
Gateway for Cancer Research.
Dedicated to funding breakthrough treatments for cancer patients.
DePaul University ART MUSEUM
Largest Catholic university in the nation.
Dystonia Medical Research
Strives to find a cure for dystonia and serve the families affected by it.
Helps children and adults with disabilites to gain greater independence.
Seeks to find unique ways of treating cancer and supports animal-assisted therapy programs.
Environmental Law and Policy Center elpc.org
Helps achieve cleaner energy resources and promote conservation.
Graduate school offering programs in child development.
Evans Scholars Foundation
Western Golf Association provides college scholarships to caddies of modest means.
FACT-Food Animal Concerns Trust
Seeks to improve the welfare of food-producing animals.
Families of Spinal Muscular
Funds research and supports families.
Family Institute at Northwestern
Aims to strengthen and heal families from all walks of life.
Formerly Second Harvest, largest US
domestic hunger-relief organization.
Funds help maintain the collection and exhibits, support educational programs.
Creates custom earplugs for Chicago-area soldiers sent overseas and offers education about hearing.
Franciscan Outreach Association
Serves the homeless with a soup kitchen, shelter and case management program.
Friends of Epilepsy Foundation Greater Chicago
Provides counseling, advocacy and educational services to people with elilepsy and their families.
Dedicated to preserving, protecting and improving the parks of Chicago and the forest preserves of Cook County.
Garfield Park Conservatory
Strengthens community through the conservatory and surrounding neighborhood.
Geneva Foundation of
Benevalent services for vulnerable older adults.
Organ, eye and tissure donor network and registry.
Provides socially and economically disadvantaged children with a residential and education program.
Works to build communities in underserved neighborhoods.
Chicago’s oldest and largest not-for-profit theatre.
Good News Partners
Strives to empower low-income and homeless families move toward stability with housing.
Provides education, training and career services for the disadvantaged.
Greater Chicago Food Depository
Distributes food through qualified agencies to feed the city’s hungry.
Builds affordable housing in partnership with those in need.
Hadley School for the Blind
Distance education school for blind and visually impaired people, their families and blindness service professionals.
Health Education and Relief Foundation
Provides immediate short-term help in the fields of health, education and permanent relief for individuals.
Health Research and Educational Trust hret.org
Works to transform health care through research and education.
Hooved Animal Humane Society
Promotes the humane treatment of hooved animals through education, legislation, investigation and if necessary, intervention.
Healthcare and wellness programs for LBGT community.
Hubbard Street Dance Chicago
Contemporary dance company.
Humanitarian Service Project
Helps area needy seniors and families with children.
Hyde Park Art Center
Helps fund free exhibitions and onsite, studio and outreach programs.
Illinois Institute of Technology
Technological PhD granting university.
Provides health care and services to disadvantaged children and women.
Assists individuals who are chronically homeless, unemployed or underemployed and struggling.
International Fellowship of Christians and Jews ifcj.org
Promotes greater understanding of Christians and Jews and works to build support for Israel.
International Museum of Surgical Science imss.org
Supports the exhibits and programs at the museum.
Promotes Jewish values to children.
Jewish United Fund/Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago
Provides critical resources and assistance to Chicagoans of all faiths and Jews around the world.
Ballet company and training center.
Kidney Cancer Association
Source for information and support about living with kidney cancer.
Kohl Children’s Museum
Donations fund exhibits, educational
150 year old secondary education institution.
Lake County Cares
Matches volunteers with those of need.
Latin School of Chicago
College preparatory school established in 1888.
Evangelical missions agency.
Leukemia Research Foundation
Funds research into causes and cures and support families.
Provides counseling to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.
Lions Clubs International
Lions give sight, support youth, provide disaster relief and combat disability.
Helps support worldwide animal
care and conservation initiatives.
Dedicated to improving the lives of Chicago adults and their families through classes and tutoring.
Little Brothers Friends of the Elderly
Brings companionship and social
interaction to isolated elders.
Little City Foundation
Helping children and adults with autism and developmental disabilities.
Provides care for elderly in need.
Louise Tumarkin Zazove
Provides scholarships for those who are deaf and hard of hearing.
Loyola University of Chicago
Jesuit Catholic university.
Committed to funding lung cancer research and providing support to the lung cancer community.
Lutheran Children and Family Services lcfs.org
Social services agency for all faiths, races and ethnic backgrounds.
Lutheran Social Services of
which has been bringing healing, justice and wholeness to people and
communities since 1867, is the statewide agency of the three Illinois
synods of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.
Lynn Sage Foundation
to the discovery of a cure for breast cancer. Supports patients and
gives grants to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer.
Lyric Opera of Chicago
Gives matinee dress rehearsal tickets to under-served seniors.
Grants wishes to children with life-threatening medical conditions.
Provides free art education to Chicago’s under-served youth.
Merit School of Music
education to Chicago children.
Serves needs of families in Chicago and suburbs.
Supports 550 children and adults with mild to profound developmental disabilities from all backgrounds.
Contributions help preserve the
arboretum and improve tree communities around the world.
Promotes meaningful medical research into myeloproliferative disorders.
Multiple Myeloma Research
Dedicated to finding a cure. Highly rated for accountablility and transparency.
Mujeres Latinas en Acción
Devoted to contemporary art.
Museum of Science and Industry
Helps maintain building and exhibits and supports
Nathan Manilow Sculpture Park
National Anti-Vivisection Society
NAVS promotes greater compassion, respect and
justice for animals.
Nurtures the potential of kids and helps people live healthier lives.
Undergraduate and graduate university serving students from Chicagoland to Poland.
National Museum of Mexican Art
Art museum dedicated to the works of Mexican and Mexican American artists.
Protecting nature, preserving life.
Chicago’s public TV and classical music radio
Free and open to the public, gifts support activities and programs.
Seeks to preserve and improve human life. Gifts help provide medical care, research and services.
Northern Illinois Food Bank
North Lawndale Employment Network
Trains men and women with records of criminal conviction in the necessary skills to work.
JK-12 college prep school founded in 1919.
Northwestern Memorial FOUNDATION nmh.org
Contributions support the hospital’s capital, research, education and community service initiatives.
Consists of 12 schools, graduate and professional programs at 10 of the schools.
The Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum
Supports exhibits, public education, conservation initiatives and operations.
Provides microfinance loans, savings, insurance and training.
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Foundation
Supports research and education in oral and maxillofacial surgery.
Seeks to help become more mindful eaters.
Oldest continuously operating rescue mission in the country.
Chicago’s largest, non-profit, no-kill humane organization.
Provides scholarships, workshops and mentorship.
Planned Parenthood Chicago Area
Health centers provide a wide range of reproductive care services.
Dedicated to saving sight.
Provides community services and fights for social change.
Offers exceptional quality and full continuum of care.
College preparatory school in Evanston.
Aims to provide best possible care to patients, promote research, support students, local communities.
Charity and social services organization with many outreach programs.
Dog and cat adoptions. Pets are held indefinitely.
Donations support animals, conservation,
educational programs and research.
SOS Children’s Villages Illinois
Programs and services to help vulnerable children.
Donations support museum exhibits and public
Serves the needs of the working poor with child care, services for the elderly, those in need and the homeless.
Helps children with chronic and life-threatening
illnesses cope with prolonged illness.
Swedish Covenant Hospital
Strives to meet the needs of a diverse community and provide compassionate care.
Offers help to homeless teens.
THE art center of highland park
Offers classes and workshops and funds scholarships.
Offers free health screens throughout the year,
including blood pressure and cancer screening.
Tree House Animal Foundation
A cage-less, no-kill shelter for sick, injured and abused stray cats.
Ukranian Catholic Education Foundation
Educates Americans about the needs of the Ukranian Catholic Church.
Service provider and advocate for adults and children with disabilities, including cerebral palsy.
United States Hispanic Leadership Institute
Empowers minorities and similarly disenfranchised groups by maximizing
civic awareness and participation in the electoral process.
together leaders from government, corporations, human service providers
and the community to develop solutions to local issues.
World-famous university founded in 1892 by John D. Rockefeller.
University of Chicago Hospitals
Physicians and scientists aim to provide excellent care and develop treatments and prevention.
Urban Gateways Center for Arts Education
Provides in- and out-of-school arts programming to more than 100,000 children in metropolitan Chicago every year.
Helps women and childresn in need. Has unique consignment shop of home furnishings and accessories.
Walter Payton Liver Center (UIC)
and saving lives, located at the University of Illinois Medical Center
at Chicago. Dedicated to understanding liver diseases and organ
Warm Blankets Orphan Care International
Christian mission, dedicated to the rescue of
orphans and widows through third world.
Dedicated to restoring the wetland resources of the Midwest.
Women’s Business Development Center
Designs, develops and produces affordable housing for families, elderly and groups with special needs.
Women’s Global Education Project
Seeks to provide universal education and empower women worldwide.
Women’s health foundation
Education about pelvic health education
Aims to increase and protect the financial assets of low-income people.
Y-ME Foundation y-me.org
Breast cancer support.
Established in 1858, the organization helps people to build stronger communities.
Seeks to empower women.
the status of women worldwide, empowering them through education and
making ending violence against women a top priority.