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Annual Philanthropy Guide

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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 into the community. 

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

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.

American Bar Assoc. Fund for Justice & Education
abanet.org
Conducts public service and educational programs to serve vulnerable populations.

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

American Dietetic Assoc. 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. 

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.

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

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 day Jewish 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.

Breast Cancer Network of Strength
networkofstrength.org/illinois
Strives to ensure that no one faces breast cancer alone through support, knowledge and empowerment.

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.

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
Dedicated to helping those in need regardless of race or religion

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

Center for Neighborhood Technology
cnt.org
Promotes the development of more 
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 Academy of Sciences
chias.org
Dedicated to expanding the public’s knowledge of nature and environmental science.

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

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

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
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 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

Chicago Zoological Society
Brookfieldzoo.org
Connects people with wildlife and nature at the Brookfield Zoo.

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

CURE-Citizens United for Research in Epilepsy
cureepilepsy.org
Dedicated to finding a cure and increase awareness of epilepsy.

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

Conservation Foundation
theconservationfoundation.org
Works to preserve open space and natural lands, protect rivers and watersheds 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.
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.

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

Dystonia Medical Research Found.
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 one of the largest animal-assisted therapy programs. 

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

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
Aims to strengthen and heal families from all walks of life.

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.

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

Gift of Hope  
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 Research and Educational Trust 
hret.org
Works to transform health care through research and education.

Hooved Animal Humane Society      
hahs.org
Promotes the humane hreatment of hooved animals through education, legislation, investigation and if necessary, intervention.

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

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago
hubbardstreetdance.org
Contemporary dance company.

Human Development Foundation of North America   
yespakistan.com
Helps underprivileged people in Pakistan.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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

Lutheran Social Services of Illinois       
www.lssi.org
Founded in 1867, LSSI serves children, families and adults of all ages races, incomes and religions at 83 Illinois sites. LSSI is a statewide, not-for-profit social service agency of the three synods of the Evangelical Lutheran church in Illinois

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

Lyric Opera of Chicago         
lyricopera.org
Gives matinee dress rehearsal tickets to underserved 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.

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

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

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.

Northern Illinois Food Bank          
northernillinoisfoodbank.org
Serves a 12-county area distributing food to those in need.

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

Northwestern Memorial Hospital
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 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 the specialty.

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.

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.
 
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.

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.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, 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.

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.

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.

Walter Payton Liver Center (UIC)
walterpaytonlivercenter.org
Changing and saving lives, located at the University of Illinois Medical Center at Chicago. Dedicated to reaching out to the community to understand liver diseases and the need for 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. 

Women’s Business Development Ctr.     
wdchoc.com
Designs, develops and produces affordable housing for families, elderly and groups with special needs.

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. 

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

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

Published: December 14, 2010
Issue: 2010 Philanthropy Issue