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Annual Philanthropy Guide

Give for the holiday season

By CHICAGO LIFE MAGAZINW
A Meal to Heal amealtoheal.org Provides meals at propular restaurants for family members to help with the healing process.

A Safe Haven  asafehaven.org
Provides housing for people in recovery.

Action for Healthy Kids
actionforhealthykids.org Works with schools to help kids learn to eat right and be active every day.

Adler Planetarium
adlerplanetarium.org  Fund supports new exhibitions, research and education programs.

Advocate Health Care
advocatehealth.com  Strives to offer the best care available and reach out into the community.

All God’s Children
allgodschildren.org  Orphan care ministry dedicated to rescuing and caring for children around the world.

Allendale Association  www.allendale4kids.org
Specializing in the care, mental health treatment and education of troubled youth.

Alliance for the Great Lakes
greatlakes.org
Works to conserve and restore the Great Lakes.

Alexian Brothers Medical Center
alexian.org  Contributions help provide the latest medical technology, administered by top professionals.

Alzheimer’s Association
alz.org/Illinois
Dedicated to eliminating Alzheimer’s disease through advancement of research, providing support and reducing the risk of dementia.

Alzheimer’s Foundation of America
alzfnd.org
Counseling, resource and referrals as well as conferences and workshops, grants and memory screenings.

American Brain Tumor
Association  abta.org
National leader in advancing brain tumor research and providing patient-family education and support.

American Cancer Society
cancer.org Dedicated to saving lives.

American Center for cures
http://www.theamericancenterforcures.org/
Devoted to creating a cabinet-level U.S. center for cures.

American Dietetic Association Foundation  eatright.org  Committed to improving nation’s health through research, education, advocacy.

Anderson Animal Shelter
andersonanimalshelter.org  The shelter operates under a low-kill philosophy, and is dedicated to eliminating euthanasia of healthy, adoptable animals.

Angelman Syndrome Foundation
angelman.org  Advances the awareness and treatment of Angelman Syndrome.

Animal Welfare League
animalwelfareleague.com
Provides shelter, care and adoption services for homeless, unwanted animals.

The Anti-Cruelty Society
anticruelty.org
One of the largest humane societies in the nation.

Anixter Center  anixter.org
Serves 6000 people with disabilities.

The ARK  arkchicago.org
Provides social and medical services for Jewish families.

The Art Institute of Chicago
artic.edu  Fund supports every aspect of museum activity.

The Arts of Life  artsoflife.org
Provides adults with developmental disabilities an environment to experience personal growth.

Bear Necessities Pediatric
Cancer Foundation
bearnecessities.org
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
bettergov.org
Works for integrity, transparency and accountability in government by exposing corruption and inefficiency.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of
Metropolitan Chicago  bbbs.org
Helps children reach their potential through professional mentoring.

Big Shoulders Fund
bigshouldersfund.org
Creates opportunities for inner-city
children to attend Catholic schools.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Chicago
bgcc.org  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
breakthroughministries.com
Programs include homeless centers, street outreach to women in prostitution and youth and family outreach.

Brookfield Zoo
brookfieldzoo.org  Gifts support capital campaigns, conservation and research initiatives and public programs.

Bridge Communities
bridgecommunities.org
Program of housing, mentoring and empowering homeless families.

Bright Hope International
brighthope.org  Works to provide physical, economic and spiritual help to those who live on less than $1/ day.

Cabrini-green tutoring program
cabrinigreentutoring.org
One-on-one tutoring to grades 1-6.

Cancer Wellness Center
cancerwellness.org  Seeks to empower those affected by cancer to enhance the quality of their lives.

Cathedral Shelter of Chicago
cathedralshelter.org
Crisis intervention, addiction recovery, life skills development.

Catholic Charities
catholiccharities.net A very large charity dedicated to helping those in need.

Catholic Extension
catholicextension.org
Provides funding and services to underresourced dioceses and parishes.

Center for Neighborhood
Technology  cnt.org
Promotes the development of sustainable communities.

Center on Halsted
centeronhalsted.org  Catalyst for the LGBT community that links and provides community resources.

Chapin Hall  chapinhall.org
Independent policy research center to improve policies and programs for children, youth, families and their
communities.

The CHEST Foundation
chestfoundation.org
Provides resources to advance prevention and treatment of diseases of the chest.

Chicago Architecture Foundation  architecture.org
Donations support community education and outreach.

Chicago Arts Partnerships in Education
capeweb.org
Advances the arts as a vital strategy for improving teaching and learning.

Chicago Botanic Garden
chicagobotanic.org  Promotes conservation of plants and the natural world.

Chicago Cares
chicagocares.org  Creates, manages and leads volunteer projects.

Chicago Children’s Choir
ccchoir.org  Multiracial, multicultural children’s choir.

Chicago Children’s Museum
chicagochildrensmuseum.org
Seeks to create a community where play and learning connect.

Chicago Coalition for the
Homeless  chicagohomeless.org
Organizes and advocates to prevent and end homelessness.

CHicago Council on Global
Affairs  www.thechicagocouncil.org
Nonpartisan and committed to influencing the discourse on global issues.

Chicago Gateway Green
gatewaygreen.org
Dedicated to the beautification of the Chicagoland area.

Chicago History Museum
chicagohistory.org
Supports museum exhibitions and programs.

Chicago INSTITUTE of PSYCHOANALYSIS  chicagoanalysis.org
Provides professional training and offerstreatment at reduced fees.

Chicago Lights  chicagolights.org
Community outreach programs, including an extensive tutoring program at Fourth Presbyterian Church.

The Chicago Lighthouse
chicagolighthouse.org
Provides opportunity for people who
are blind or visually impaired.

Chicago Literacy Alliance
chicagoliteracy.org
Brings literacy for those whose native language is not English.

Chicago Public Radio  wbez.org
Public programming serving Chicago and the suburbs.

Chicago Public Education Fund
thefundchicago.org  Venture capital fund for public education.

Chicago Public Library Foundation  chicagolibraryfoundation.org
Public/private partnerships to enrich the collections and programs of the Chicago Public Library..

Chicago Rehab Network
chicagorehab.org
Works to keep housing affordable, focusing on housing preservation, good ownership and active residents.

Chicago Shakespeare Theater
chicagoshakes.com
Arts education and showcase for works of Shakespeare.

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
cso.org  Supports world-class symphony performances.

Chicago Youth Centers
chicagoyouthcenters.org
Serving kids in the city’s roughest neighborhoods.

Child & Adolescent Bipolar Foundation
bpkids.org
Works to improve the lives of families raising children and teens living with bipolar disorder and related conditions.

Children’s Place Association
childrens-place.org
Helps children infected with HIV.

Connections for Abused Women and their Children  cawc.org
Committed to ending domestic violence.

Conservation Foundation
theconservationfoundation.org
Works to protect rivers and promote stewardship of our environment.

The Cradle  cradle.org
Illinois adoption agency.

Crossroads Fund
crossroadsfund.org
Raises money to support organizations working on social and economic justice.

CURE—Citizens United for
Research in Epilepsy
cureepilepsy.org  Dedicated to finding a cure for  epilepsy and education.

Daniel Murphy Scholarship Fund
dmsf.org  Provides four-year high school scholarships.

Deborah’s Place  deborahsplace.org
Working to break the cycle of homelessness for women.

Demand Cures Today—The
Gateway for Cancer Research
demandcurestoday.org
Dedicated to funding breakthrough treatments for cancer patients.

DePaul University Art Museum
museums.depaul.edu Supports a new Chicago art museum and programs.

DePaul University  depaul.edu
Largest Catholic university in the
nation.

Dystonia Medical  Research Foundation
dystonia-foundation.org
Strives to find a cure for dystonia and serve the families affected by it.

Easter Seals
easterseals.com
Helps children and adults with disabilites to gain greater independence.

Edward Hospital and Cancer Center  edward.org 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.

EPILEPSY FOUNDATION OF
GREATER CHICAGO
epilepsychicago.org
Offers counseling, advocacy and
educational services in 43 counties.

Erikson Institute  erikson.edu
Graduate school offering programs in child development.


Evans Scholars Foundation
evansscholarsfoundation.com
Western Golf Association provides college scholarships to caddies of modest means.

FACT-Food Animal Concerns Trust
foodanimalconcerns.org
Seeks to improve the welfare of food-producing animals.

Families of Spinal Muscular
Atrophy  fsma.org
Funds research and supports families.

Family Institute at Northwestern
University  family-institute.org
Devoted to family and coule therapyk research and the education of family therapists.

Feeding America feedingamerica.org
Formerly Second Harvest, largest US
domestic hunger-relief organization.

The Field Museum  fieldmuseum.org
Funds help maintain the collection and exhibits, support educational programs.

Franciscan Outreach Association  franoutreach.org
Serves the homeless with a soup kitchen, shelter and case management program.

Friends of Epilepsy Foundation Greater Chicago
epilepsychicago.org
Provides counseling, advocacy and educational services to people with elilepsy and their families.

Friends of the Parks  fotp.org
Dedicated to preserving, protecting and improving the parks of Chicago and the forest preserves of Cook County.

Garfield Park Conservatory
Alliance    garfield-conservatory.org
Strengthens community through the conservatory and surrounding neighborhood.

Geneva Foundation of
Presbyterian Homes
presbyterianhomes.org/geneva
Benevalent services for vulnerable older adults.

Gift of Hope  www.giftofhope.org
Organ, eye and tissure donor network and registry.

Glenwood School for Boys and Girls  glenwoodschool.org
Provides socially and economically disadvantaged children with a residential and education program.

Goodcity  goodcitychicago.org
Works to build communities in underserved neighborhoods.

Goodman Theatre
goodmantheatre.org  Chicago’s oldest and largest not-for-profit theatre.

Good News Partners
goodnewspartners.org
Strives to empower low-income and homeless families move toward stability with housing.

Goodwill Industries goodwill.org
Provides education, training and career services for the disadvantaged.

Greater Chicago Food Depository
chicagosfoodbank.org
Distributes food through qualified agencies to feed the city’s hungry.

Habitat for Humanity
habitat.org
Builds affordable housing in partnership with those in need.

Hadley School for the Blind
hadley.edu
Distance education school for blind and visually impaired people, their families and blindness service professionals.

Health Education and Relief Foundation
hearfoundation.org
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
hahs.org
Promotes the humane treatment of hooved animals through education, legislation, investigation and if necessary, intervention.

Hope Institute
thehopeinstitute.us
Serves children with autism and developmental disabilities throughout Illinois.

Howard Brown Health Center            howardbrown.org
Healthcare and wellness programs for LBGT community.

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago
hubbardstreetdance.org
Contemporary dance company.

Humanitarian Service Project
humanitarianservice.org
Helps area needy seniors and families with children.

Hyde Park Art Center
hydeparkart.org
Helps fund free exhibitions and
onsite, studio and outreach programs.

Illinois Institute of  Technology
iit.edu
Technological PhD granting university.

Infant Welfare Society of Chicago
infantwelfaresociety.org
Provides health care and services to disadvantaged children and women.

Inspiration Corporation
inspirationcorp.org
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.

Jewish Community Center of Chicago    gojcc.org
Promotes Jewish values to children.

Jewish United Fund/Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago
juf.org
Provides critical resources and assistance to Chicagoans of all faiths and Jews around the world.

The Joffrey Ballet   joffrey.com
Ballet company and training center.

Kidney Cancer Association
kidneycancer.org
Source for information and support about living with kidney cancer.

Kohl Children’s Museum
kohlchildrensmuseum.org
Donations fund exhibits, educational
services.

Lake Forest Academy   lfanet.org
150-year-old secondary education institution.

Lake County Cares
lakecountycares.org
Matches volunteers with those of need.

Latin School of Chicago
latinschool.org
College preparatory school established in 1888.

Leadership Resources International
leadershipresources.org
Evangelical missions agency.

Leukemia Research Foundation
leukemia-research.org
Funds research into causes and cures and support families.

Life Span   life-span.org
Provides counseling to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.

Lions Clubs International
Foundation
lionsclub.org
Lions give sight, support youth, provide disaster relief and combat disability.

Lincoln Park Zoo  lpzoo.com
Helps support worldwide animal
care and conservation initiatives.

Literacy Chicago
literacychicago.org
Dedicated to improving the lives of Chicago adults and their families through classes and tutoring.

Little Brothers Friends of the Elderly littlebrothers.org
Brings companionship and social
interaction to isolated elders.

Little City Foundation
littlecity.org
Helping children and adults with autism and developmental disabilities.

Little Sisters of the Poor of Palatine—St Joseph’s Home for the Elderly
littlesistersofthepoor.org
Provides care for elderly in need.

Louise Tumarkin Zazove
Foundation  ltzfoundation.org
Provides scholarships for those who are deaf and hard of hearing.

Loyola University of Chicago
luc.edu
Jesuit Catholic university.

LUNGevity Foundation
lungevity.org
Committed to funding lung cancer research and providing support to the lung cancer community.

Lurie children’s hospital
luriechildren’s.org
Strives to ensure the best care possible for critically ill children and their families.

Lutheran Children and  Family Services
lcfs.org
Social services agency for all faiths, races and ethnic backgrounds.

Lutheran Social Services of
Illinois   lssi.org
LSSI, 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
LynnSageFoundation.org
Committed to the discovery of a cure for breast cancer. Supports patients and gives grants to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer.

Lyric Opera of Chicago
lyricopera.org
Gives matinee dress rehearsal tickets to under-served seniors.

Make-A-Wish Foundation
wishes.org
Grants wishes to children with life-threatening medical conditions.

Marwen
marwen.org
Provides free art education to Chicago’s under-served youth.

Merit School of Music
meritmusic.org   Provides music
education to Chicago children.

Metropolitan Family Services
metrofamily.org
Serves needs of families in Chicago and suburbs.

Misericordia
misericordia.com
Supports 550 children and adults with mild to profound developmental disabilities from all backgrounds.

Morton Arboretum
mortonarb.org
Contributions help preserve the arboretum and improve tree communities around the world.

MPD Foundation     mpdfoundation.org
Promotes meaningful medical research into myeloproliferative disorders.

Multiple Myeloma
Research Foundation
themmrf.org
Dedicated to finding a cure. Highly rated for accountablility and transparency.

Mujeres Latinas en Acción
mujereslatinasenaccion.org
Seeks to empower women, their families and youth to become self-reliant.

MCA Chicago  mcachicago.org
Devoted to contemporary art.

Museum of Science and Industry
msichicago.org
Helps maintain building and exhibits and supports
education opportunities.

Nathan Manilow Sculpture Park
govst.edu/sculpture  105 acres of prairie landscape with 26 sculptures, open 365 days a year.

National Anti-Vivisection Society
navs.org
NAVS promotes greater compassion, respect and
justice for animals.

National Council of YMCAs   ymca.net
Nurtures the potential of kids and helps people live healthier lives.

NATIONAL LOUIS UNIVERSITY  www.nl.edu
Undergraduate and graduate university serving students from Chicagoland to Poland.

National Museum of Mexican  Art
nationalmuseumofmexicanart.org
Art museum dedicated to the works of Mexican and Mexican American artists.

Nature Conservancy
nature.org
Protecting nature, preserving life.

Network Chicago
networkchicago.com
Chicago’s public TV and classical music radio station.

Newberry Library  newberry.org
Free and open to the public, gifts support activities and programs.

The Night MinistrY  thenightministry.org
Assists Chicago’s under-served youth and adults in need.

North Shore senior center  nssc.org
Fostering the independence of older adults.

NorthShore Foundation
northshore.org
Seeks to preserve and improve human life. Gifts help provide medical care, research and services.

North Lawndale Employment Network
nlen.org Trains men and women with records of criminal conviction in the necessary skills to work.

North Shore Country Day School   nscds.org
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.

Northwestern University   northwestern.edu
Consists of 12 schools, graduate and professional programs at 10 of the schools.

The Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum
naturemusem.org
Supports exhibits, public education, conservation initiatives and operations.

Opportunity International   opportunity.org
Provides microfinance loans, savings, insurance and training.

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Foundation
omsfoundation.org
Supports research and education in oral and maxillofacial surgery.

Organic School Project  organicschoolproject.org
Seeks to help become more mindful eaters.

Pacific Garden Mission  pgm.org  Oldest continuously operating rescue mission in the country.

PAWS Chicago  pawschicago.org  Chicago’s largest, non-profit, no-kill humane organization.

Piven Theatre Workshop  piventheatre.org
Provides scholarships, workshops and mentorship.

Planned Parenthood Chicago Area
plannedparenthood.org  Health centers provide a wide range of reproductive care services.

Prevent Blindness  preventblindness.net
Dedicated to saving sight.

Rainbow Push Coalition  rainbowpush.org
Provides community services and fights for social change.

Resurrection Health Care
Giving.Reshealth.org
Offers exceptional quality and full continuum of care.

Roycemore School   roycemoreschool.org
College preparatory school in Evanston.

Rush University Medical Center  rush.edu
Aims to provide best possible care to patients, promote research, support students, local communities.

Rush NeuroBehavioral Center
rnbc.org/donate
Their mission is to empower children and young adults with clinical and educational innovation, and ground-breaking research. Helps those who could not otherwise afford it.

Salvation Army salvationarmyusa.org
Charity and social services organization with many outreach programs.

Save-A-Pet Adoption Center
animalshelter.org
Dog and cat adoptions. Pets are held indefinitely.

Science and arts academy
scienceandartsacademy.org
School for gifted students from pre-school through 8th grade.

Shedd Aquarium  sheddaquarium.org
Donations support animals, conservation,
educational programs and research.

SOS Children’s Villages Illinois
sos-childrensvillages.org
Programs and services to help vulnerable children.

Spertus Museum
spertus.edus Donations support museum exhibits and public programs.

St. Vincent de Paul Center
svdpc.org
Serves the needs of the working poor with child care, services for the elderly, those in need and the homeless.

Starlight Children’s Foundation  starlight.org
Helps children with chronic and life-threatening
illnesses cope with prolonged illness.

Swedish Covenant Hospital
swedishcovenant.org
Strives to meet the needs of a diverse community and provide compassionate care.

Teen Living Programs
teenliving.org
Offers help to homeless teens.

The art center of highland park
theartcenterhp.org
Offers classes and workshops and funds scholarships.

Thorek Memorial Hospital
thorek.org
Offers free health screens throughout the year,
including blood pressure and cancer screening.

Thresholds
thresholds.org Serves persons with severe and persistent mental illness.

Tree House Humane Society
treehouseanimals.org  A cage-less, no-kill shelter for sick, injured and abused stray cats.

Ukranian Catholic Education Foundation          ucef.org
Educates Americans about the needs of the Ukranian Catholic Church.

United Cerebral Palsy
ucp.org
Service provider and advocate for adults and children with disabilities, including cerebral palsy.

United States Hispanic Leadership Institute
ushli.org  Empowers minorities and similarly disenfranchised groups by maximizing civic awareness and participation in the electoral process.

United Way of Metropolitan Chicago  uw-mc.org
Brings together leaders from government, corporations, human service providers and the community to develop solutions to local issues.

University of Chicago  uchicago.edu
World-famous university founded in 1892 by John D. Rockefeller.

University of Chicago Hospitals
uchospitals.edu
Physicians and scientists aim to provide excellent care and develop treatments and prevention.

Urban Gateways Center for Arts Education
urbangateways.org  Provides in- and out-of-school arts programming to more than 100,000 children in metropolitan Chicago every year.

US too ustoo.org  The Us Too prostate cancer support, educate and advocate network.

Village Treasure House villagetreasurehouse.org
Helps women and childresn in need. Has unique consignment shop of home furnishings and accessories.

Walter Payton Liver Center (UIC)
walterpaytonlivercenter.org
Changing and saving lives, loscated at the University of Illinois Medical Center at Chicago. Dedicated to understanding liver diseases and organ donations.

Warm Blankets Orphan Care International
warmblankets.org
Christian mission, dedicated to the rescue of
orphans and widows through third world.

The Wetlands Initiative
wetlands-initiative.org
Dedicated to restoring the wetland resources of the Midwest.

98.7WFMT
wfmt.com
On air for 60 years, 98.7 WFMT is Chicago’s premier classical music radio station.

Women’s Business Development CENTER
WBDC.org
Provides a counseling, training, financial certification and procurement assistance in English and Spanish.

Women’s Global Education Project
womensglobal.org
Seeks to provide universal education and empower women worldwide.

Women’s health foundation
womenshealthfoundation.org
Education about pelvic healths education

Woodstock Institute
woodstockinst.org
Aims to increase and protect the financial assets of low-income people.

WTTW wttw.com Chicago’s premier public television station, serving 4 million monthly viewers, providing local and national programming.

YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago
ymcachgo.org
Established in 1858, the organization helps people to build stronger communities.

YWCA Evanston  ywca.org/evanston
Seeks to empower women.

Zonta International Foundation
zonta.org
Advances the status of women worldwide, empowering them through education and making ending violence against women a top priority. o


Published: December 02, 2012
Issue: 2012 Philanthropy Issue