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Annual Philanthropy Guide

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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 into the community with programs

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

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

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

Beacon Street Gallery & Theater
beaconst.org
Serves the community with arts education programs

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

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

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

Catholic Charities
catholiccharities.net
Dedicated to helping those in need regardless of race or religion, with programs all over Chicago

Center for Economic Progress
centerforprogress.org
Working to build the assets and increase the economic prosperity of those in need

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

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 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
thechicagocouncil.org
Nonpartisan and committed to influencing the discourse on global issues

Chicago Foundation for Women
cfw.org
Follows principles that women should have economic security,  freedom from violence and access to health services

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

Chicago History Museum
chicagohistory.org
Supports museum exhibitions and programs

Chicago Lights
chicagolights.org
Comprised of eight community outreach programs, including an extensive tutoring program at Fourth Presbyterian Church

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

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

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

Children’s Memorial Hospital
childrensmemorial.org
Strives to ensure the best care possible for critically ill children and their families

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

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

Edward Hospital and Cancer Center
edward.org
Seeks to find unique ways of treating cancer and supports one of the largest animal-assisted therapy programs

Environmental Law and Policy Center
elpc.org
Helps achieve cleaner energy resources and promote conservation

The Family Institute at Northwestern University
family-institute.org
Aims to strenghten and heal families from all walks of life

Feeding America
feedingamerica.org
Formerly Second Harvest, largest domestic hunger-relief organization in the United States

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

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

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

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

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

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 Museum of Surgical Science
imss.org
Supports the exhibits and programs at the museum

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

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

Lincoln Park Zoo
lpzoo.com
Helps support worldwide conservation initiatives and promote the best possible animal care

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
chicago.littlebrothers.org
Brings companionship and social interaction to isolated and lonely
elders

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

Lynn Sage Cancer Research Foundation
foundation.nmh.org/LynnSageGift
Supports patients and gives grants to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer

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

Mercy Hospital
mercy-chicago.org
Raises philanthropic funds to provide health services to the
community

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

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

Museum of Contemporary Art
mcachicago.org
Donations sponsor education, exhibition and performance programs

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

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

Northwestern Memorial Hospital
nmh.org
Contributions support the hospital’s capital, research, education and
community service initiatives

NorthShore University HealthSystem
northshore.org
Gifts help provide medical care,
research and innovative new services

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

Organic School Project
organicschoolproject.org
Seeks to help school-aged children 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

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

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

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

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

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

Spertus Museum
spertus.edu/museum
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, in need and homeless

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

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

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

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

Walter Payton Liver Center (UIC)
walterpaytonlivercenter.org
Dedicated to reaching out to the community to educate, inform and change lives

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

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

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

Published: December 09, 2009
Issue: Winter 2009 - Annual Philanthropy Guide