distribution partners

Our Chicagoland Nonprofit Partners

Our partners are essential to our mission: they are the last stage of responsible resource management, distributing essential resources to Chicagoland communities. Their missions are vibrant and diverse; they make Chicagoland a better place for all of us.
Helping to mend and restore broken lives.

We exist to meet the multifaceted needs of young people who are far too often overlooked by the systems that should be serving them. By focusing on health and wellness, educational richness, financial resourcefulness, and happiness – we aim to give children the opportunities that all children deserve in life.

Our mission is to empower believers into their God given destiny and purpose while being changed, challenged and convicted through the uncompromised Word of God.

The mission of Ada S. McKinley is to empower, educate, and employ people to change lives and strengthen communities.
The education of underprivileged communities through multiple facets.
After School Matters provides Chicago teens the opportunity to explore their passions and develop their talents through free after-school and summer programs across Chicago.

The mission of the Algonquin Lake in the Hills Interfaith Food Pantry is to provide TEMPORARY immediate access to food for families in need living within the boundaries of Algonquin and Lake in the Hills.

Our Mission is to create Teen-Led, Teen-Driven™ centers focused on empowering the youth of today to become the confident, impassioned, resilient leaders of tomorrow.
The Alliance for Human Services enhances the delivery of services by providing leadership that convenes Lake County human service sector stakeholders & fosters collaboration. We cultivate a network that maximizes the effectiveness of Lake County human service providers.

The All Saints Food Pantry feeds over 1,600 families per month in Palatine and surrounding communities.

Almost Home Foundation is an all-volunteer dog and cat rescue, foster-based rescue funded. We are committed to reducing the number of homeless and unwanted companion animals through education programs, spay/neuter programs, and the responsible rehoming of dogs and cats. 

ARCH Inc. serves the community by enhancing the quality of life for the entire family. We specialize in programs that nurture individuals mentally, physically, emotionally, and spiritually through our professional activities.
The American Aid Foundation’s mission is to provide humanitarian aid to those in need, whether it be from a disaster, health or economic related issues.
Our mission is to help out ALL counties with either a small pantry, clothing & shoes, hygiene products, diapers, and much more.
American Association of Single Parents, Inc. takes a holistic approach to support the custodial single parent through charitable, social, and educational programs to encourage them to become agents of change in their community.
The mission of the American Writers Museum is to engage the public in celebrating American writers and exploring their influence on our history, our identity, our culture, and our daily lives.
Our focus is to promote and develop strong athletic endurance in our champions, enhancing physical and social/emotional well-being of our underserved youth by combining supervised instruction of boxing with a variety of afterschool educational resources.
Animal Education and Rescue is committed to helping countless numbers of animals & people through rescue, education & therapy.
The Anti-Cruelty Society builds a healthy and happy community where pets and people thrive together.

Antioch Traveling Closet’s mission is to make sure that no child, adult, or senior citizen is without basic items that we sometimes take for granted.

The mission of The Ark is to help Chicagoland Jews who are facing adversity navigate toward self-reliance.

The mission of Art Impact Project is to enhance emotional wellness through creative expression.

Our Catholic health ministry is dedicated to spiritually centered, holistic care which sustains and improves the health of individuals and communities. We are advocates for a compassionate and just society through our actions and our words.

Ase’ Holistic House (AHH) is committed to the full rehabilitation and recovery of men ages 16-24 who are at the highest risk of committing a violent crime in the Chicago community.

Our mission is strengthening family values.
Our vision is to inspire communities where people of all abilities live, learn, and work together. Aspire’s mission is to empower people with developmental disabilities, strengthen families, and build embracing communities.

To empower individuals on the autism spectrum to fulfill their potential through meaningful employment combined with social opportunity.

Our mission is to reach our communities with the word of God and helping the needy in our local areas and abroad in over 36 countries.

Our mission is to empower people with physical, developmental, intellectual and mental health challenges to enjoy lives of dignity and purpose.

Our mission is to provide emergency overnight sleeping space that is safe, respectful, and restful for single women.
To support individuals with autism, cerebral palsy, Down Syndrome and other intellectual, physical and developmental disabilities so that they may live, learn and work in the most independent settings possible.
Bringing families and communities together to encourage and help each other manage and eliminate some of life hurdles, while providing household and family related items to families with children and those with individual needs. Displaying a sense of compassion and dedication to our communities and families, near and far.
BAG Lady Outreach is a grassroots organization that partners with the underserved community to help realign men and women with resources and support to alleviate poverty.
Balance Boxes is a youth-led organization that provides students in low-income communities with academic and enjoyable activities.

Rotary is service driven. Members take action by providing time, talent, technology and leadership to implement a number of humanitarian and educational programs both locally and internationally.

To inspire and guide our neighborhood’s children and families to a brighter tomorrow.
Our mission is to maximize the unique potential of each child by honoring a natural curiosity and igniting a desire to learn.
The Bensenville Wood Dale Food Pantry is committed to providing nutritious food and timely services to nourish and sustain.
Bernie’s Book Bank sources, processes and distributes quality new and gently used children’s books to significantly increase book ownership among at-risk infants, toddlers and school-age children throughout Chicagoland.

Bethany House of Hospitality offers housing and support services to young immigrant women as they journey towards independence.

Betsy’s Blankets collects new blankets and bedding to provide warmth and the feeling of comfort and security to those who need it most.

Our mission is a resource center for low income families and individuals to strengthen and empower their abilities in self sufficiency.
We create and support 1:1 mentoring relationships for youth ages 7-18 facing adversity in Lake County.
Our passion for music and movement drives the foundation of this organization. The mission of Bikes & Music is to give all children the opportunity to enjoy bicycling and music to serve the development of body and mind for happiness and well-being. We do this by providing donated bicycles and instruments along with access to instruction, guidance and group events.

The mission of Black Lives Matter Lake County is to create and promote an atmosphere of racial equality and dignity where people of color can be safe from abuse and are given equal opportunities for growth and success. We are a non-profit, anti-violence organization that serves a multi-ethnic population in Lake County.

Blessed Life Women’s Ministry’s mission is to improve the lives of abused women and promote strong families by partnering with community organizations by providing services to strengthen the individual through educational, spiritual, and housing services.

The Bloc cultivates the love of boxing to share transformational resources and opportunities with Chicago’s West Side youth and communities.
To assist Veterans on their road through recovery with Alternative therapies.
Our mission is to rescue, rehabilitate, and re-home dogs primarily identified as American Pit Bull Terriers, American Staffordshire Terriers, and mixes of these breeds.
Border Tails Rescue is a licensed no-kill animal rescue and welfare organization dedicated to the rescue and adoption of stray dogs across the world, with a unique focus on Mexico.
Bounce Children’s Foundation transforms the lives of chronically ill children, and their families, shifting all from surviving to thriving.
Our mission is to inspire all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens
We are residential scholarship program providing college-prep middle and high school and university access to academically-motivated but impoverished teens. Our mission: To nurture and guide motivated young people in need to become college-educated, career-ready, community-minded men and women for others.

We empower at-risk youth to realize the best within themselves in a safe and supportive environment.

It is the mission of Boys & Girls Club of Lake County to inspire all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.
The mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law.

To strengthen our community’s response to child abuse through prevention, intervention and advocacy.

To foster academic, artistic & personal growth for Waukegan public school students through music. Providing the highest quality resources to children who want to play and to faculty who want teach it.
Breakthrough partners with those affected by poverty to build connections, develop skills and open doors of opportunity.
Brighton Park Neighborhood Council’s mission is to create a safer community, improve the learning environment at public schools, preserve affordable housing, provide a voice for youth, protect immigrant rights, promote gender equality, and end all forms of violence.

Brown Bear Daycare and Learning Center

Our mission is to provide high quality, affordable child care services encompassing comprehensive family support networks so that low income families can achieve and maintain social and economic independence.

Brown Books and Paint Brushes hopes to empower, develop, and educate young children- through art, literacy, and cultural programming; pertaining to the African-American culture and healthy racial identity.

The Buffalo Grove Community Foundation is dedicated to raising funds for projects that improve the quality of life of the Buffalo Grove community.

We support people of all faiths whose mission is to foster multicultural relationships by assisting in the integration of refugees into American society and educating communities on the challenges facing refugee populations through their stories.
Burst Into Books is a literary organization geared towards children from ages 6 months to 18 years old that helps children develop a love for literature through reading circles, book clubs, writing workshops, online workshops, educational services and family centered events.
Camp One Step provides free year-round camp experiences for kids with cancer and their families that foster joy, belonging, confidence, and lifelong friendships.

Camp Quality serves children with cancer and their families by providing year-round programs, experiences, and companionship, at no cost. Camp Quality promotes hope and inspiration while helping children foster life skills and develop their full potential.

Cancer Wellness Center’s mission is to provide supportive care and education to those impacted by cancer.

Canine Therapy Corps empowers & motivates individuals to improve their physical and psychological health by harnessing the human-animal bond.

CARE is a volunteer driven, non profit organization with a mission to serve the communities of Chicago’s North Shore by fostering and supporting healthy, positive relationships between people and companion animals

As a community hub, we tackle Chicago’s food, housing and healthcare crises through an all-inclusive, no questions asked approach to providing easy access to critical resources
Care for Real provides food, clothing, referral services. and other supports with compassion and dignity to people facing difficult times.
The Carole Robertson Center’s mission is to educate, enrich, and empower children and families. The center serves more than 650 children and their families on the west side of Chicago.
Casa Central transforms lives and strengthens communities, with a special focus on Hispanics. Their network of social services propels a diverse population of all ages toward self-sufficiency and a higher quality of life.

The mission of Casa Esperanza Project is to establish mutual respect among all people, so that the absolute value of every human being, especially the poor and the neediest is recognized.

Catholic Charities fulfills the Church’s role in the mission of charity to anyone in need by providing compassionate, competent and professional services that strengthen and support individuals, families and communities based on the value and dignity of human life. In order to remain faithful to our mission, Catholic Charities is guided by these core values: Respect, Compassion, Competence and Stewardship.
Our mission is to ensure engaging, innovative, equitable and safe learning experiences for every student, every day.
The Center for Community Advocacy (CCA) is a grass roots organization committed to identifying strategies and initiatives directed at removing historical systemic social, economic, cultural, and racial barriers, perpetuating generational educational failure and poverty in communities of color.

Our mission is “Building Communities by Strengthening Families.” We partner with all families to provide a comprehensive program of early care and education services that help you and your child become contributors to the community that supports their ongoing growth and development.

It is our mission to prepare every student to be a contributing member of society and to participate successfully in local, community, and global settings.

Chabad of Logan Square is a Jewish Community organization, a part of the Chabad Lubavitch movement.

Chicago Cares mobilizes volunteers to build a stronger and more unified Chicago.

Chicago Coalition for the homeless’s mission is to organize and advocate to prevent and end homelessness, because housing is a human right.

Our mission is to REACH our community ONE person at a time by connecting them to resources that lead towards overcoming poverty, addiction, homelessness, human trafficking, and hunger.

The mission of the Chicago Furniture Bank is to provide dignity, stability and comfort to Chicagoans that face poverty by allowing clients to handpick an entire home’s worth of furniture.
We are proud military mothers supporting our military sons and daughters, our veterans, and each other.
The Chicago Refugee Coalition is dedicated to the alleviation of human suffering through compassionate poverty relief services and community empowerment.

CHICAGO URBAN MINISTRIES AND LIFE INTERVENTION

We are a ministry of presence that serves food and provides blankets and clothing to the homeless on Lower Wacker Drive in Chicago.
The Mission of Chicago Youth Programs is to improve the health and life opportunities of at-risk youth using a comprehensive approach aimed at developing their capabilities.
Our mission is to make all of our communities both urban and rural into an oasis and edible cities.
The Chocolate Chips Association mission is to instill a passion for Science, Technology, Engineering, Entrepreneurship, Art and Math (S.T. E².A.M.™) in girls, with a goal of increasing interests in related careers among underrepresented girls.
We exist to show the love and generosity of Jesus by coming alongside people who are in need of support for themselves or their families.
Connecting people in Real loving relationship with God, each other and their calling of servanthood in the world.

Our Mission Chicago Workers Collaborative’s mission is for “Alt-Workers” to promote the creation of stable, living wage jobs with racial and gender equity in through leadership development, advocacy, direct action and community accountability.

We are not just caycare. Our priority is your child’s well-being, safety and learning development.

Chicago Run is a nonprofit organization that provides young people from Pre-K through high school with inclusive running and physical activity programs. We empower young people with equitable access to physical activity and use running as a catalyst to transform lives.
Many languages, One Voice Many generations, One identity Many places, One home One Church Serving.

Chinese Mutual Aid Association (CMAA) is a community-based organization targeting the low-income immigrant and refugee communities of Chicago. 

We are a church organization that raises money and donates time and energy to nonprofits in Chicagoland to create justice and peace of the gospel in our communities.

Christian Beginnings is a weekday childcare ministry of the First Presbyterian Church of Deerfield, Illinois designed to provide quality Christian childcare without regard to nationality, gender, and race, religious or ethnic background.

Our Mission is to spread the good news of God through loving interactions that leave people physically and spiritually healed and whole.

Touching the lives of people in and around our local communities, state, country and world.
The Cities Project at DePaul University’s mission is to eliminate inequality through education. By connecting high-resourced universities with low-resourced public schools, they aim to educate both university and public school students.
Our mission is to bring the message of Jesus Christ to the city of Chicago in a fresh and relevant way by building a community of people that LOVE people to new life in Christ, LIVE planted in community, and LEAD change in our world.
Love God. Love people. Make disciples. For the glory of God.

Our mission is to cultivate the minds of the youth and eliminate hopelessness within community. Providing outreach community service. providing essential care kits to students going to college and collaborating with other organization, all to build a thriving communities and hopeful youths.

Claudia’s Colon Cancer Awareness Foundation, Inc.’s mission is to raise a voice to fight against colon cancer word-wide. They are determined to lead a colon cancer initiative research with health providers to find a cure.
Club Apaseo El Alto’s mission is to impact local communities by providing functions and activities that help individuals and families in need of resources gain access to and discover the beauty that Mexico has to offer, fine arts, music, and cultural traditions.
Our mission is to improve outcomes of pregnancy, childbirth, prematurity, and infancy, as well as aid in the grieiving process through financial assistance, education, and advocacy.
CBO mentors, empowers and inspires low income, first generation Scholars to overcome barriers, graduate college and achieve success in life.

College Mentoring Experience is a Chicago non-profit organization that provides resources to help youth enter into college and graduate via college tours, scholarships, tutoring and mentorship; we prepare students with academic and soft skills needed to succeed in the 21st century academic and workplace environments. It is our belief that when students are supported; families and communities are impacted

The College of Lake County Foundation raises money to fund scholarships and grants that provide our students an opportunity for a better future. Through these efforts the College of Lake County Foundation strengthens the vitality and well-being of the diverse communities we serve.
The Women’s Center is dedicated to the success of CLC students, regardless of their personal and financial circumstances. We offer a safe, caring place where students can access services and support to achieve success at college, work and in their everyday lives.

We provide aid to critical areas with limited social services or community programs. A 100% volunteer-focused team that puts boots on the ground in neighborhoods delivering resources to those seeking aid from human to animals.

C4C is a powerful team of volunteers dedicated to supporting underserved communities by partnering with other community groups to complement and amplify their impact. By providing life necessities and personal guidance as part of refugee resettlement, we are able to promote dignity, health and self sufficiency.
We are a mobile health clinic providing free health screenings and education to the marginalized communities of Lake County.
We help people go to work, advance and sustain their families economically. We provide training and job placement services.

We build and sustain strong communities where people of all incomes can achieve their full potential.

We are a mobile health clinic providing free health screenings and education to the marginalized communities of Lake County.
Compassion Baptist exists to fulfill Jesus’ command to worship God, love people, share the gospel.

BJBE is an inclusive and welcoming community. We encourage participation from all who seek a connection to Jewish life and want to be part of our sacred community regardless of religious background, race, ethnicity, gender, socioeconomic status, political affiliation, ability, age, sexual orientation, and gender identity.

Connections for the Homeless’s mission is to serve and catalyze our community to end homelessness, one person at a time.

Cool Learning Experience nurtures the well-being of the whole child and their healthy connections to family, community and nature through dynamic, hands-on programs that combine place-based, environmentally focused, and socially relevant experiences.
Our Mission is to help families of all nationalities across diverse communities within Illinois, providing food, shelter, education, and other tools to take them from stagnant to flourishing and living abundant lives within their communities. We do this One Day, One Family, One Community at a time.
Cornerstone Community Outreach has a long standing commitment to providing shelter and finding homes for families and individuals who are at the greatest risk of being excluded from necessary services.
Counseling Center of the North Shore’s mission is to help people through life’s challenges and transitions by providing counseling, therapy, and community education.
Cradles to Crayons provides children from birth through age 12, living in homeless or low-income situations, with the essential items they need to thrive – at home, at school and at play.
The Creative Chicago Reuse Exchange is committed to the creative reuse and redistribution of surplus materials for arts, non-profit, education in the Chicago-area.

CTCWP Community development corporation

Our mission is to support, assist, and impact our community in positive ways that leave people spiritually healed and whole.

Cts Youth Sports Organization provides charitable and civic services to youth throughout the Chicagoland area emphasizing diversity and inclusion amongst youths.

Curts Cafe improves outcomes for young adults living in at-risk situations through work and life skills training.
We provide D300 children, employees, and their families with access to food and other resources that nurture a healthier, happier, and stronger community

Daughters of Destiny Inc

Daughters of Destiny Inc empowers the local community through providing hunger relief, diaper bank, period poverty, clothing, workshops, and other social services and resources.
The Debra Gelfand Children’s Foundation fundraising organization of Glenview School District 34 parents and community members dedicated to providing emergency support for the children in the district. One hundred percent of all donations received go directly to low-income and in crisis students and families of Glenview District 34.
We provide high quality, authentic Montessori programs with a culturally international perspective to children throughout the year on a non-discriminatory basis.

DeKalb County Community Gardens (DCCG) empowers people to access healthy and sustainably grown foods and addresses the root causes of hunger.

Our mission is to end poverty by empowering the minds of the homeless, low-income, and underprivileged communities. Through our well-rounded intervention and wellness programs, we strive to make a lasting impact in the lives of those who need it most.

Our mission is to give underserved and impoverished youth the chance to live out their dreams instead of incarceration and to help rebuild and create family and community relationships.

Our mission is to encourage, uplift, and empower women, children, families, and communities by providing access to an array of resources to underserved populations.
Dignity4girls advocates for vulnerable women and girls globally through physical, emotional, educational and spiritual support. One way we serve is to sew washable feminine hygiene kits to ship overseas, and we are hoping to find ways to more actively serve women and girls here in the States.

Digs with Dignity is a Chicago non-profit helping families emerging from homelessness into homes of their own. We furnish a family’s home utilizing new and gently used donations from the community.

The District 214 Education Foundation provides funding, secures resources and promotes partnerships that support student success, innovation and lifelong learning beyond the means of conventional public funding in District 214.
The fight for excellence in pediatric cancer treatment is important, but no less important is the commitment we must make to support the families that strive for fulfilling and complete lives during and after treatment. We must remember to offer families a holistic, uncompromising, fighting chance at well-being, which is our urgent, passionate mission.
Dreamchasers United is an 501c3 non-profit organization that works to encourage civic engagement, build life skills, community development, and youth empowerment through recreational, educational, and cultural opportunities. Dream Chasers United is committed to creating healthy communities by preparing our youth to be civically engaged professionals.

Our objective is to provide assistance to families in challenging circumstances, specifically in the context of court-ordered supervision.

Our mission is to end homelessness in DuPage County.

Our mission is serving the residents of DuPage Township.
Through partnerships with families and communities Educare West DuPage will lead, inspire, and deliver early childhood education that supports all of our young children and families in reaching their full potential. We educate policy, business, and community leaders on the value that high-quality early learning programs bring to families and the community.
Eillil is a non-profit community-based organization dedicated to providing resources to building skills to diverse populations through an array of strategically designed programs and services that will try to equip today’s children, youth, and adults to successfully graduate from high school be college and / career and ready and to live a full healthy lifestyle.
The Daughters of Mokanna is a fraternal organization for ladies founded in 1919. The purpose of our Order is to support Grottoes International in their efforts, and to provide fun, fellowship, comfort and aid to one another.

Emmaus House is a ministry of hospitality dedicated to our neighbors who are struggling with poverty and its uncertainties. We provide food, clothing, and funding for shelter to families and individuals in need, helping them move from crisis to stability. 

Enlace Chicago convenes, organizes, and builds the capacity of Little Village stakeholders to confront systemic inequities and barriers to economic and social access.​

Envision Unlimited provides high-quality programs and services to persons with disabilities, promoting choice, independence, and community integration for all.

Equal Hope’s mission is to save women’s lives by eliminating health disparities in Illinois, originally through the lens of breast cancer and now expanding to cervical cancer and medical homes. We address women’s health holistically with the goal of eliminating inequities in prevention, screening, diagnosis, treatment, and survivorship for all women.

Evening Star Childcare Service Inc. strives to support families in their effort to ensure the wholesome social, emotional, cognitive, and physical development of their children by providing high quality educational care at the lowest possible cost.

EveryMom Chicago connects expectant mothers in underesourced communities with the material and support resources for the critical (and challenging) early weeks of parenthood. EveryMom is grounded in the belief that every mother, regardless of circumstance, deserves the opportunity to feel prepared, supported, and celebrated.
Our Mission is to Plant Seeds of Greatness. We strive to meet this mission by helping others be the best person they were created to be, through what we call our “Garden” approach:​ Giving to our community​, Achieving the goals we set, Recognizing the potential of others​, Dedicating time to make an impact​, Empowering growth and development​, Nurturing a positive and successful environment.
Exodus World Service mobilizes the Christian community to welcome and befriend refugees. We do this by educating churches and individuals about the plight of refugees, connecting volunteers with refugees through practical service projects, and empowering people to be champions for refugees.

We reach out into our communities far and near to help God’s most precious creation to live a full balanced life. The vision is to show people that in God’s house is abundant life. The need to feed the natural and spiritual needs of mankind is God’s Concern.

Families Helping Families Chicagoland is a grassroots organization that is mobilizing and linking their communities to help families with children, and children in foster care during times of crisis and hardship.
Family and friends if NWI is founded for the purpose of providing services to individuals and families with particular focus on children, the elderly, disables, and the homeless. Services include advocacy, information, outreach, and supportive services.
Our mission is to: “Nurture, educate, and provide opportunities within the community by placing emphasis on rebuilding the family, repairing division, and developing strategies to empower change to create a strong family support system.”
Family Focus invests in strengthening families and their children in Chicago and NE Illinois so they build social capital and achieve upward economic mobility through high-quality innovative programs and services, grounded in anti-racism and social justice.
FamilyForward strengthens low-income working families in the northwest suburbs towards financial independence and stability through rental assistance, mentoring, and other support services.
Family Shelter Service transforms lives by offering help and hope to those affected by domestic violence.

To glorify God in all that we say and do and bring the the gospel life in action and word.

Our mission is to provide hot meals with dignity to those who are in need while reducing food waste.

Fill a Heart for Kid’s mission is to help our vulnerable homeless youths and nearly forgotten foster children living in institutions to feel loved and remembered.

Heeding the biblical commands to care for the poor, to clothe the naked, and to love one’s neighbor as one’s self, and recognizing the call of faith to be responsible stewards and caretakers of an increasingly fragile planet, God’s Closet at First Trinity strives to provide an alternative source for clothing and other goods in the Bridgeport community.
We gather beneath our steeple, grow in the love of God and are sent by the power of the Holy Spirit to inspire with joy.

FIRST STEP DAY CARE CENTER

We care a childcare provider/education center for children beginning at ages 6 weeks to 11 years. We are dependent on the Child Care Assistance Program providing care for about 90% low income families.

Our mission is to empower diverse individuals to utilize, their natural talents to be productive citizens in society.

Our mission is to provide a mentoring experience that serves as a safe space to help increase the mentee’s levels of self-confidence, spirituality, emotional health, and personal development. We serve preteen girls, adolescents, and young adult women on Chicago’s west and southside who reside in underrepresented communities in need of one-on-one mentoring and group activities to help build or rebuild their self-confidence and leadership skills.

Fox and Trove’s mission is to empower kids to change the world by teaching them how to be kind and brave.

FUL Treasures Community Center FTCC’s purpose is to break the cycle of violence, and intergenerational trauma in urban communities by addressing the whole person through mental and social services. FUL Treasures Community Center FTCC will provide mental health services, educational support, job preparation, extracurricular activities, healthy nutrition, and mentorship to at-risk children, youth, and families.
Our mission is to maximize and foster learning and growth for all through continuous improvement.
The mission of Franciscan Outreach is to provide healthy meals, safe shelter, and critical services that affirm the dignity of individuals who are marginalized and homeless and empower them to gain the stability they need to transition into permanent housing.
FTEA is a Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International, Premier Accredited Center that promotes equine assisted activities and therapies for people with special needs in the United States and worldwide.
Friends of NTA’s mission is to raise funds to support the students and educators at National Teachers Academy, a Chicago Public School for pre-kindergarteners through eighth graders in the South Loop.
Our mission is to help Chicago pets stay with their families during tough economic times. We do this by holding a monthly distribution of pet food, cat litter and pet supplies.

Friends of Swift raises funds to support, enhance, and build the school community at George B. Swift Specialty School. We prioritize and fund programs that promote: arts integration; general and after-school programs; and enrichment for students and staff. Friends of Swift seeks to foster a welcoming and inclusive environment for the Swift community and the Edgewater neighborhood.

Our mission is to help provide resources and services for the impoverished.
Empowering west-side Chicago families through education, advocacy, and collective action to restore community equity.
The Fuller Center For Housing, faith-driven and Christ Centered, promotes collaborative and innovative partnerships with individuals and organizations is an unrelenting quest to provide adequate shelter for all people in need worldwide.
FHDS recues and rehabilitates dogs to improve their quality of life by preparing them to be fostered and adopted into their furever home.
Since 1898, Gads Hill Center creates opportunities for children and their families to build a better life through education, access to resources and community engagement.

GIGI’S PLAYHOUSE

GiGi’s Playhouse’s mission is to increase positive awareness of Down syndrome through national campaigns, educational programs, and by empowering individuals with Down syndrome, their families and the community. Deerfield, Tinley Park

Every girl finds her voice, discovers her strength and leads with confidence through fun and active sports, health and leadership programs.

We are a food pantry serving those in need of food and essentials. We have no boundaries and feed everyone who comes to the pantry.

Glencoe Youth Services (GYS) provides recreational, educational. social service, and leadership opportunities, in a safe and supportive environment to high school and middle school age youth living in New Trier Township. GYS also operates the Special Needs Adult Pals Program (SNAP), which provides social activities and support for people over the age of 18 with (mental and/or physical) disabilities.

Glen’s Friends mission is to nurture a world where all can love and be loved.
We provide financial and other support to under privileged and underserved members of our communities with a focus on those in urban inner cities as well as families with a deployed military member.
God’s Harbor For All Souls’ purpose is to service to their community and equip those with the tools for spiritual growth and building a relationship with Christ. They offer many ministries to help you connect with the local body, be of services to others while you grow in your faith.

Good Shepherd Center, a community advocate for children and adults, with and without disabilities, provides support, services, and education that empower individuals and families to lead exceptional lives.

The Grace Network was founded to give direct aid to students experiencing hardship and the teachers and social workers that support them. We provide health & hygiene-related items to schools, who in turn distribute the items directly to students who may be facing difficult at-home situations and/or housing instability.

Gracepointe Church represents a diverse group of people who love to hear God’s Word faithfully preached; intentionally cultivate authentic friendships and desire to humbly serve our Lake County community in partnership and love.

Our Mission is to assist in the successful development of children being raised by grandparents or other relatives by providing developmental support, advocacy and resources bridging in the pursuit of a healthy society and strong communities for all children and families.
Gratitude Generation’s mission is to create a platform where children receive an education about the social needs of the world at large down to our local community by providing an opportunity to serve and improve the lives of at-risk populations.

At A Greater Good Foundation, we utilize the power of self- education, exposure, nutrition, and service to inspire young people and communities globally to live more holistic lives.

GREATER PROGRESSIVE BAPTIST CHURCH

Our mission is to provide spiritual worship services and biblical enrichment to our members, members’ families, and the community.

Our mission is developed through the three main directives of the church: The anointed preaching and teaching ministry in public worship and community involvement, training Christian workers to be involved in the ministry through personal maturity and Christian Education, and Missions & Evangelism to meet the needs of the whole man. Knowing Jesus Christ and making Him known.

GLASA provides adaptive sports programming to youth and adults, including injured military, who have a physical or visual disability.
Greener Good supports the community through collection, organization, and redistribution of reusable materials while also providing programs for reimagining, repurposing, and creating environmental awareness.

Our vision is to bring awareness to current environmental issues and to encourage educated, sustainable practices.

Greentown Grows is a grassroots nonprofit installing gardens, growing vegetables for donation, educating citizens on the many benefits of gardening, and inspiring everyone to explore nature.
GRIP strives to create a network of support for our youth, not simply by serving them and their families in the home, but also by partnering with local churches in our outreach programs, and by having a presence in the public schools, where our youth spend the majority of their time.
Our mission is to operate, promote, and demonstrate the use of organic urban agriculture as a vehicle for job training, employment, and community development. At Growing Home, we believe that farming is a unique and powerful vehicle to teach transferable job skills while providing a therapeutic experience for individuals. Growing Home is helping to redefine local, sustainable food systems as we operate Chicago’s first and only high-production, USDA-certified organic farms.

Our goal is to provide assistance, resources, and support to help low-income families, the homeless, and individuals with disabilities, by providing hot meals, clothes, and groceries. We want to empower the community on diversity and inclusion issues by loving them and respecting all of them no matter what age or situation they are going through in their life.

Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope.

THE HALLIESTRONG FOUNDATION

Spreading hope to anyone fighting cancer, one pair of fun socks at a time.

Our mission is to help families that are caring for children that are in foster care, adoption, kinships, or strong family placements, with the basic essentials until state board payments are received.

HANDS OF DIGNITY AND HOPE OUTREACH

Giving Families in Need a Helping Hand with the Little Things! And Doing So with Dignity, and Hope for a Better Tomorrow!

Hands of Hope of Illinois is a food network and ministry striving to assist in God’s business of caring for his children.

Hands of Hope Food pantry is dedicated to serving our community by giving groceries every week. We provide our clients with the best care possible so that can provide their families with dignity. We also provide our clients with donated home goods and all our services and resources are completely free to them.

To provide support and education to families and individuals with disabilities in low-income communities.
The Harbour provides emergency shelter, transitional housing, and supportive services to youth aged 12-21 and who are at risk of becoming homeless, or who are experiencing homelessness in the north and northwest Chicago suburbs.

Our mission is to ensure learning for all. We want to ensure that we provide resources and we break the barriers for our families. Our goal is to support our families so they can focus on their child’s education.

Heartland Animal Shelter is a no-kill animal shelter in Northbrook, Illinois dedicated to finding forever homes for the dogs and cats in our care.
Heart of the City is committed to providing an accessible youth soccer program and access to high quality programs and experiences for our athletes.

Hearts for Hope’s mission is to unite as a community to exude compassion and encouragement by delivering care packages to those in need.

Hearts With Compassion’s mission to provide clothing and necessary baby care items to children and families in need, ensuring that every child in our community has access to the essentials they need to thrive.

HelloBaby’s mission is to support, empower and inspire families raising young children in underserved neighborhoods in Chicago.

Helping Hearts for Animals Foundation provides resources for animal shelters in Poland and Chicagoland.
The core of our work lies in the continuous passion and dedication we bring to the range of projects we take part in.
Helping the community one family at a time.
HFS Chicago Scholars helps underserved Chicago high school students flourish in and out of the classroom by providing educational enrichment through our lifelong mentoring, college readiness and academic excellence programs, as well as providing financial assistance to attend top Chicago-area schools.

The Highwood Public Library is a sustainable resource that enriches, empowers and embraces the community it serves.

Hirsch has a mission to instill through its curriculum confidence, pride, and a sense of community in their students by creating an atmosphere that fosters security, high academic and professional expectations, discipline, healthy competition, self-respect, self-governance, and social consciousness using critical partnerships with community organizations, businesses, and residents.

Since 1999, Holocaust Community Services (HCS) has helped ensure that the Chicago Holocaust survivor community and their families can continue to live independently and with dignity.

We provide recently immigrated refugees and displaced individuals with essential household items enabling them to create a home environment in their new surroundings within the Chicagoland area.
Our is to enhance confidence and self-worth by optimizing the potential of its individuals.
Our mission is: Creating stable families through adoption, supporting women through the challenges of pregnancy and parenting, and building communities through counseling and education.

Our mission is to furnish the homes of formerly homeless families using gently used and refurbished furniture.

Declare God’s Love Do God’s Will Dance with the Spirit

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We are on a mission to make life better for people in need. We want to fight hunger by giving food to those in need, cloths to those who can not afford it, support kids who lack financial support for their education, supply potable water for those who don’t have it.  We are on a mission to help make the world a better place.

Our mission is to furnish the homes of formerly homeless families using gently used and refurbished furniture.

Boots On The Ground; bringing the vital resources needed, directly, to every Homeless Veteran on the streets of the city. We are driven to create a greater awareness of all the needs of Homeless Veterans, Veterans, & transitioning Military personnel and their families as they return to civilian life. Focusing on helping each Veteran get their individual needs met, insuring a greater and lasting impact

Horizons for Youth is a community committed to helping children recognize and achieve their full potential.

We are dedicated to providing opportunities to better our community and our world.

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HOW’s mission is to empowering women, children and families to break the cycle of poverty and homelessness.
Humble Design serves individuals, families, and veterans emerging from homelessness by transforming empty houses into welcoming homes using donated furniture and household goods. Our warehouses are curated by design teams that personalize homes based on our clients’ needs and preferences. More than a makeover, it’s a start over.

The mission of I Am A Gentleman, Inc. is to engage, enrich and empower young men for successful careers, healthy lifestyles, marketable skills and well-balanced relationships.

Our mission is to be a healthy church with the purpose of reaching out to the community so they too can become equipped members to minister to their church, family, and community.

CNA Relief USA seeks to alleviate human suffering by providing caring and compassionate service to victims of adversities and survivors of disasters.
Since 1991, Camp I Am Me has been providing safe, non-judgmental environments for burn survivors to have the opportunity to build their self-esteem and self-confidence as they experience the various programs and activities offered
Our purpose of existence is to serve as a means of support for the Illinois Jaycees.

Church in the heart of the city.

A holistic approach to behavioral health services & recovery that leads to a life of Independence.

The mission of Ignite is to stand with young people on their journeys to homes and futures with promise. Ignite visualizes a world in which all young people have the support they need to be defined by their potential, not by their circumstance. In this hopeful embodiment, the agency’s housing and supportive services break the cycles of homelessness and inequity.

The Illinois Fire Safety Alliance is dedicated to fire safety, burn prevention, and supporting burn survivors. Through partnerships along with bringing together volunteers and supporters, the IFSA will accomplish its mission in an ethical, compassionate, and professional manner.

Our mission is to foster the next generation of Latino leadership while advocating for the needs and wants of the community.

The Illinois Migrant Council or “IMC” is a community-based non-profit organization with the primary mission of promoting employment, education, health, housing and other opportunities for migrant and seasonal farmworkers (MSFW), Immigrants, Refugees and their families to achieve economic self-sufficiency and stability.
Our Ministry is to those whose needs range from urgent to dire by responding in the following core areas; assessment of needs, referrals, food, clothing and financial assistance.

“Jesus said: Go to the people of all nations and make them My disciples. Baptize them in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, and teach them to do everything that I have told you. I will be with you always, even to the end of the world.” Matthew 28: 19-20. We also want to reach out to our community and help our community in whatever we we can. We love giving back to our community.

Our mission is to connect the entire community by building relationships and healthy bodies by providing the educational, physical, emotional, and spiritual resources every child & family need and deserves.
Our mission is to facilitate and sustain human and economic viability in underserved communities.
Inner Voice supports persons experiencing homelessness in their quest to achieve and maintain enhanced well-being, self-reliance and a place to call home.
Our mission is to develop kids with character inside and out.

INSPIRE THROUGH FLOWERS

Inspire Through Flowers is an all volunteer 501C3 nonprofit organization that honors healthcare heroes in hospitals and nursing homes by creating and delivering Bouquets of Gratitude.

INTERCESSORY PRAYER MINISTRIES INC.

Our mission is to provide support, care and essential resources for bereaved children and adults, allowing them to create a foundation for hope, healing, survival and recovery seeking to lessen anxiety stress and worry.

Invisible Book Bag, Inc. is a non-profit organization geared towards providing programs & services to youth residing in impoverished & underserved communities in Chicago.

Ishti Collective’s purpose is to create a synergistic environment through dance, music, and storytelling where artists engage with the community to generate meaningful dialogue and push the boundaries of their art.

We endeavor to help the spiritual man as well as the natural man by providing mentorship, food, shelter, and educational training.
Our mission is to brighten the lives of children and seniors through inspired programs.
Our mission is to provide supplemental emergency assistance to community members as the need arises.
JourneyCare’s vision is to transform lives by building a community where exceptional palliative, supportive and end-of-life care is accepted, expected and available to all.
The mission of JOURNEYS | The Road Home is to individually assess and serve the homeless and near homeless, while broadening community awareness and involvement with the homeless.
Our PTO hosts a verity of different fundraisers throughout the school year to help raise money for student field trips, school supplies, teacher appreciation week, Birthday gifts for staff, and much more.

JOMC’s sole duty is to provide Outreach Initiatives such as Domestic Violence Awareness, Suicide Awareness, Cancer Awareness, Health Fairs, Financial Seminars just to name a few to bring hope to a person, family, and to the community.

Junior League of Chicago, Inc. is a metropolitan organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving the community through effective action and leadership of trained volunteers.

Our mission is to provide Health education, Substance Abuse prevention, awareness. We also help families obtain community resources in Lake County, Cook County and Kenosha County as well. We host cultural events to help with mental health in minorities communities, such Latinos.

A Just Harvest’s mission is to fight poverty and hunger in the Rogers Park and greater Chicago community by providing nutritious meals daily while cultivating community and economic development and organizing across racial, cultural and socioeconomic lines in order to create a more just society.
The mission of Kabod House International is to restore dignity, self-esteem, and hope to the lives of the women and children who are experiencing homelessness in the Chicagoland area through our unique outreach programs by providing basic need items specifically for women and children/infants.

The mission of Kaleidoscope School of Fine Art is to enrich lives through visual arts. We fulfill our mission by bringing art into the community- from senior centers to students with special needs. We believe Art is for Everyone!

Care. Share. Strengthen. Serving our neighbors in need with passion and empathy.
We part­ner with com­mu­ni­ties to sup­port peo­ple of all ages to nav­i­gate life’s chal­lenges through per­son­al­ized pre­ven­tion, inter­ven­tion, treat­ment, and recovery.
Keshet’s mission is: “Creating a community of belonging where people with disabilities learn, play, work, live and grow together with people of all abilities”

Kids Above All’s mission is to protect, heal and educate children and families so they can build better lives.

Our mission is to dismantle systemic, structural racism to achieve health equity, workforce equity, education equity and public equity.

The Kindness Connection’s mission is to inspire youth to be lifelong volunteers.

The KAC exists to prepare God’s people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ.” (Ephesians 4:12-13)

Our mission is to provide quality care for 2, 3, 4, and 5-year-old children in a safe, child-centered environment.

Kiwanis is dedicated to improving the lives of children.

Our mission: to respond to the Gospel mandate, “I was in prison and you visited me.” We carry out our mission through pastoral ministry inside incarceration facilities, primarily Cook County Jail in Chicago, pastoral ministry and material assistance for men and women recently released from incarceration as well as families with loved ones who are incarcerated, and through education and advocacy at parishes and in communities across the Archdiocese of Chicago.

Giving a hand up to those with special needs in the adult community.

Our mission is to serve youth and families confronting homelessness. We provide access to stable housing and deliver comprehensive services that act as a catalyst to transform lives and communities.

Our mission is to be and make disciples of Jesus Christ.

Our mission is to empower people with disabilities to lead self directed lives as valued members of their communities.

We connect veterans and service members with each other and with the resources and benefits that they earned and deserve, free and confidentially, regardless of discharge status.

Lake Forest Open Lands Association is an independently funded conservation and educational organization devoted to the acquisition and stewardship of our natural landscapes, and to ensuring all generations have a meaningful, lasting connection to nature and our land.
Lakeview Pantry serves the Chicago area with food and social services to low-income families.
LaTanya and the Youth of Englewood Organization has been established to work with youth ages 5-13 to provide after school activities including education, recreation communication skill building, social opportunities, advocacy and support.
Lead’s mission is to reduce the use, misuse and abuse of drugs and alcohol by youth.

The LeaderShop empowers youth to become community-minded individuals through diverse programs that foster confidence, knowledge, and leadership.

The L.E.G.A.C.Y. Organization (Leading Each Generation Across the Challenges of Yesterday) is dedicated to providing HBCU students with basic necessities, an undergrad-to-alumni networking liaison, entrepreneurial workshops and social media marketing tips + branding skills.

Empowering lives through second chances.

Lemons of Love’s mission is to share love with those impacted by cancer through personalized care packages, free programs, and ongoing support.

To help the clients of S. Wolf with immediate needs to be able to fulfill their mission.

Our mission is helping disadvantaged children and their families with the necessities of life, while providing them with resources that ultimately will impact their futures.
Life Quilt Foundation believes that education is a human right. The mission of Life Quilt is to break the barriers to educational success by providing students’ basic needs.

Our mission is to provide programs and resources that address the unique challenges faced by youth, senior citizens, veterans, and others, including workforce development, financial literacy, and trauma assistance.

Lincoln Park Community Center’s mission is to bring communities together to empower homeless men and women to make and sustain life changes.
Our mission is to support community beautification.
We connect Black students with resources and opportunities that strengthen the necessary skills to succeed as they advance to, through, and beyond college.
Little City is committed to recruiting and supporting foster/adoptive families to provide loving homes to youth with special needs who have been identified as abused/neglect by DCFS.

Continuing the work of Saint Jeanne Jugan, our mission is to offer the neediest elderly of every race and religion a home where they will be welcomed as Christ, cared for as family and accompanied with dignity until God calls them to himself.

LMJ’s Lost Souls has a mission to make a difference in the fight against Alzheimer’s Disease. We want to be a part of the reason that a cure for Alzheimer’s is found through Fundraising, Awareness, Education & Support!

To mobilize local churches to transform lives and communities in the Name of Christ.

Love INC Southwest brings together churches, businesses, and local agencies so that they can best help those in need in their local community to enable those needing help to ultimately become all they can be for themselves, their families, their communities, and their world.

Luggage for Freedom is an initiative of NCJW Chicago North Shore Section. Its goal is to provide a sense of dignity to women who are staying at and transitioning out of domestic violence and homeless shelters, by giving them a suitcase packed with some personal and household items.
Share the Mercy, Compassion, Presence and Proclamation of Jesus Christ to those who are suffering and in need.
LYTE Collective provides Chicago youth in situations of poverty and homelessness with safe space, critical resources and holistic support.

MainStreet Libertyville’s mission is to enhance our community’s identity and heritage, foster a center of activity and to ensure economic stability in the heart of Libertyville through concentrated efforts of education, design, promotion, organization and economic vitality.

Mano a Mano’s mission is to empower immigrant families to become full participants in their community.
The Mission of Maot Chitim of Greater Chicago is to provide meaningful opportunities, through the delivery of food and other necessities, to help those in need celebrate Jewish life with dignity and joy.
To continue the legacy of Marie Wilkinson, the Marie Wilkinson Food Pantry is dedicated to meeting the hunger needs of individuals and families in Aurora and surrounding communities by educating, empowering and enlightening people to be self-sustainable through collaborations and partnerships.
Maryville’s mission is to help children and families to reach their fullest potential by empowering intellectual, spiritual, moral and emotional growth.
McKenna’s Bags puts together bags of toiletries and and other essentials as well as makes sleep mats out of plastic grocery bags for the homeless!
The mission of Meals on Wheels Chicago is to ensure that Chicago seniors and individuals with disabilities benefit from programs that improve quality of life and maximize independence.

Our mission is to promote and inspire educational experiences for youth through seasonal, hands on camp experiences with a variety of workshops to encourage leadership, motivating others, entrepreneurship, and most importantly, fun. 

Mercy Home for Boys & Girls is a Catholic organization answering the Gospel call to minister to children and families in need.

Message of Hope, Inc. is a nonprofit organization that services homeless women, homeless children, and survivors of domestic violence.

Messiah For Muslims is a Christian ministry, reaching out to the Muslim community. We are a registered non-profit Recognized Service Organization (RSO) of the LCMS.
The Center for Gifted offers an innovative and unique approach to education, providing enriching opportunities for motivated students to explore diverse subjects in a challenging, creative environment free from the pressures of tests and grades.
Midwest Veterans Closet is a Rapid Response Resource organization taking the lead in Impacting Veterans Lives by providing life’s basic needs to enlistees, families, and Veterans.
Military Outreach USA is a faith-based Judeo-Christian organization focused on Veterans and First-Responder Communities, regardless of their denomination or beliefs, demonstrating the compassion, love and healing of Christ our Lord
To introduce youth and the North Lawndale community to medical careers through laboratory-based activities and support education and research while helping to promote roles in prevention and health maintenance in the community.
Monarchs, Milkweed, and More promotes native plantings to enhance habitats for monarchs and all wildlife through education, community programs, and collaboration.

Serving the people of God with a preferential option for the poor. Our Food Pantry and Soup Kitchen have been serving the community since 1984.

Mother’s Trust Foundation provides immediate assistance during times of crisis to low-income children living in Lake County, Illinois.

Mother’s Trust Foundation provides immediate assistance during times of crisis to low-income children living in Lake County, Illinois.
MASK (Mothers/Men Against Senseless Killings) was established in 2015 as a way to put eyes on the streets, interrupt violence and crime, and teach children to grow up as friends rather than enemies. A group of caring individuals in the community began to simply hang out on the block, cook food, and emanate love.

The Mundelein Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association provides charitable and educational services by raising funds for the benefit of the Mundelein Police Department.

Building Bright Futures Together

Mundelein High School is dedicated to academic excellence for all learners through the core values of equity, growth, and collaboration.

MY FATHER’S BUSINESS

My Father’s Business is an outreach ministry bringing the youth from the community together to Hoop, eat, and hear the Good News
My Joyful Heart endeavors to be a positive influence to children in need by remembering them with basic life essentials, school supplies, clothing, toys, and encouragement throughout each year until their situation improves or they move from the area.
Our mission is to give young women, women in general in dire housing circumstances, the tools and resources to move towards and then excel in every area of life that will benefit her as well as the growth of her child. My Luv 4U2 also focuses on developing youth emotionally, intellectually, academically, and spiritually.

The National Council of Jewish Women is a grassroots organization of volunteers & advocates who turn progressive ideals into action. Inspired by Jewish values, NCJW strives for social justice by improving the quality of life for women, children, & families & by safeguarding individual rights & freedoms.

The Foundation provides charitable program services to those persons that are in need of benevolent assistance. These programs include emergency financial assistance, feeding the homeless and community, mentorship for at risk not adults, clothing donations, and care packages for nursing homes and senior living services.
New Community Outreach creates restorative spaces for healing, reconciliation and flourishing. We are a community based, non-profit organization committed to Bronzeville’s youth and community. We collaborate with residents and organizations on the South Side of Chicago to provide programs, host events and respond to community-identified opportunities.
Servimos a nuestra comunidad porque tenemos que amar a nuestro proximo como a nosotros mismos.

New Life Centers seeks to equip this generation in every community we serve. We work alongside community partners and listen to neighbors to create solutions that fit our neighborhood. We desire to host Centers where people can continually come to with needs or ideas that transform their community.

Expressing the love of God by surrounding young moms and their children with all they need to transform their lives.
Transforming one life at a time through our behavioral and social health services.
The Ministry’s mission is to provide human connection, housing support, and health care to those who are unhoused or experiencing poverty. With an open heart, we compassionately accept each individual as they are and work alongside them to advocate for their immediate physical, emotional, and social needs while affirming our shared humanity.
To promote and provide resources, education, TNR assistance needed to eliminate the killing and overpopulation of feral and companion cats. By building a community where people value and treat them with respect and kindness. We strive to provide every cat regardless if feral or friendly with love and security.
Serving food with dignity.
Our mission is to develop and enhance the problem solving skills of youth through unique S.T.E.M. experiences.
The North Lawndale Employment Network’s mission is to improve the earnings potential of North Lawndale community through innovative employment initiatives that lead to economic advancement and an improved quality of life.

Not By My Own Community, Inc., mission is to help survivors of domestic violence rebuild their lives; by providing a safe place for women to experience a life of wholeness through Jesus Christ.

Northern Suburban Special Recreation Association (NSSRA) Foundation solely supports the work and advances the mission of NSSRA by raising and granting supplemental funding.
Teaching empathy by sparking friendships between students and their peers with disabilities.
North Chicago Community Partners (NCCP) uses a holistic approach to bridge the opportunity gap and support children in North Chicago by leveraging resources from within and around the neighborhood.

Our mission is to promote recovery principles for individuals and families in order to strengthen recovery advocacy, peer engagement, and community collaboration in the Northern Illinois area.

North Side Housing and Supportive Services’ mission is to end homelessness in the lives of individuals by providing housing and comprehensive supportive services. They strive to eradicate the conditions that cause, contribute to and exacerbate homelessness.
The YMCA’s mission to provide individuals in Northbrook and the surrounding areas with programs and tools that will help them become healthier, more connected and confident.
Northwood Gives Back creates meaningful service -learning experiences that meet the needs of the community.

One of Chicago’s largest and longest-operating food pantries, Nourishing Hope’s mission is to eliminate hunger and poverty in our community by providing food to fill the basic need of hungry people; empowering our clients to gain independence through innovative social service programs; and raising awareness of hunger and poverty and working towards solutions to eliminate them.

Helping the homeless…one bag at a time!

Our mission is to provide access to quality behavioral health and educational support services for children and adults that results in pathways to successful and healthy behaviors throughout life.

The mission of One Heart One Soul is to use the power of arts, community, & innovation to connect, empower and encourage youth experiencing homelessness.

One Hope United increases opportunities for children and families by providing quality solutions that enhance lives, communities and futures. For every child and family, life without limits.

Our mission is to end pet homelessness by making pet ownership a joyful and accessible experience for all.

The Open Arm Foundation is a charitable organization that provides sustainable living essentials to families facing financial hardship.
The mission of Open Arms 101 is to provide outreach, case management support, and education to promote the well-being, healthy aging, and independence of older adults while strengthening their dignity and self-respect, and encouraging their contribution and participation in community life.
Open Books transforms students’ reading and writing skills through experienced educators who deliver innovative instruction, passionate volunteers who serve as positive role models and provide enthusiastic support, safe learning environments for practice, exploration, and social-emotional growth, and access to high-quality books and tailored curricula.
Our mission is to support the morale and well-being of American forces by providing comfort, resources and education to them and their families both while they are deployed in harm’s way and after their return.
The Orange Tent Project is showing up for our neighbors experiencing homelessness with hope, human connection, and empowerment — one tent, meal, and person at a time.
Orchard Village empowers people with developmental challenges to achieve integrated, fulfilling lives in their communities.

Our mission is to take responsibility for each and every orphaned, abandoned, abused or neglected dog and cat which reaches our doors; to take them in and shelter them; to provide the best medical and physical care possible for them; to nurture them back to health if need be; and finally to place them into warm, loving, adoptive homes where they can enjoy the lives they deserve.

Breakfast with Baby is a faith-based ministry for babies up to 36 months old and their families in Carol Stream and surrounding communities. The program strives to meet the essential physical and spiritual needs of economically disadvantaged families by providing healthy breakfasts, diapers, baby wipes, clothing, toys, and other baby essentials. 

Our mission is to give hope to the community one family at a time. We serve low income seniors, youths, and single moms of Lake and Kenosha Counties.

Our mission is necessities. We provide food, clothing and personal hygiene items to low-income, homeless or near homeless families, immigrants individuals, refugees and, veterans. We empower them to reintegrate into society and improve their quality of life with intervention resources and literacy programs; and we alert the world of its impact on their well-being.

The Outreach House provides compassionate and effective assistance to individuals and families in need with dignity and without judgment. We serve residents of York Township, Addison, and Glendale Heights.
PADS Lake County is a community-based organization that provides trauma-informed support, resources, and shelter to individuals and families experiencing a housing crisis.
PATH is an organization dedicated to empowering people in need. This mission is carried out by providing food, clothing, and other basic needs for families in crisis. A variety of programs for underprivileged children are also supported. PATH’s ultimate goal is to transform lives by connecting those who need them with vital community resources in the Greater Palatine Area.

Our mission is to provide programs and services which support older adults and their families by encouraging independence, well-being and connection to the community.

To promote an environment in which every student has the opportunity to grow intellectually, socially, emotionally, and physically.

To empower people and change lives by mobilizing community partners to serve immigrant children and their families.

Through electronic reuse PCs for People provides the opportunity for all low-income individuals and nonprofits to benefit from the life changing impact of computers and mobile internet

Pedal4Life uses bicycling events and programs to help those recovering from opioid addiction.

Our mission is to provide warmth and comfort to those in need in IL and WI through the extended hands of Penny Soulak. We collect new, homemade, and gently used blankets.

Our mission to eradicate period poverty and period stigma is fundamentally based on honoring menstruator’s autonomy and trusting them to manage their periods and bodies in the way they choose.
Phil’s Friends is a Christian nonprofit organization committed to bringing support and hope to those affected by cancer in the United States through care packages, their Cards of Hope support program, and spiritual support through prayer.
Pillows to pads provide children from birth to 16 years of age, living in homelessness, temporary living conditions or living in low income situations with the essential items they need to thrive- at home, at school, and at play. We supply these items free of charge by engaging and connecting with other communities.
The Pinta Pride Project seeks to highlight, celebrate and normalize the LGBTQ community in the northwest suburbs of Chicago in a family friendly way.
Our mission is rescuing animals from high risk situations.

We are dedicated to providing communities with resources that support the eradication of chronic diseases while helping create a healthier planet through the wonders of a Whole Food Plant-Based lifestyle, especially for our children.

Plato, the great philosopher, saw education as a life-long learning process, a vigorous and constant search for truth in a free democratic environment. Plato Academy embraces this idea, striving to provide children with a solid foundation for excellence through learning, development of the creative personality in each one of them, and especially the development of critical thinking.

Playworks Illinois’s mission is to improve the health and well being of children by increasing opportunities for physical activity.
Our mission is to serve veterans, homeless and less fortunate youth and adults by providing everyday necessities.
Princesses and Ladies Inc’s mission is to empower women and girls through mentorship, various leadership theories, and aiding them in finding healthy balance within their lives. A large focus is also placed on providing free mental health services within the local community and working to end human trafficking.
Project Impact 180 provides mentoring and leadership development for youth ages 7-17.
Project Oz’s mission is to make a positive difference for young people. They care what happens to young people and families. They care about making their community a safe, healthy, happy place to live.

First-Provide love, a sense of security, warmth and comfort to children who are seriously ill, traumatized, or otherwise in need through the gifts of new handmade blankets and afghans, lovingly created by volunteer “blanketeers.” Second-Provide a rewarding and fun service opportunity for interested individuals and groups in local communities, for the benefit of children.

Project: VISION was created by people with a passion for education and youth development and saw the need for teens in the neighborhood to have a safe place to call their own, where they can find support and guidance as they navigate through high school and pave a path for a bright future.
The PTA Equity Project advances equity by advising district 65 PTA’s and supporting equitable access to educational enrichment and community building opportunities for all District 65 students.

pt.fwd’s mission is to celebrate the communal experience of coming together to listen to powerful new sonic art.

We are a Spanish immersion preschool that embraces cultural and racial diversity and acceptance. Our goal is to give children an opportunity to enrich their language skills and experience cross-cultural development through age-appropriate curricula and activities.

Our mission is to bring a program to communities that will appeal to women and young girls ages 12 and older where they can master skills, trades and crafts that will inspire entrepreneurship including a social network of diversity.

Radical Generosity Chicago embodies its name by connecting, motivating, and mobilizing communities to provide critical support to families facing food and housing insecurity in the Chicagoland area. 

Radical Love’s Mission: To bring a community together – with our children to love and help one another. Specifically we work with resettled refugee families, senior citizens, and children through local schools and housing complexes.

Our mission is to serve communities and disrupt human trafficking with the use of modern technology at every stage from stopping the demand to prevention, rescue and rehabilitation.

Raquan’s Haven’s mission is to empower young women and their children to live healthy, safe and progressive live by providing them with transitional and/or affordable housing, and equipping them with the necessary tools they need to succeed physically, spiritually and emotionally.

Empower. Educate. Expose.

REACH Rescue Inc. rescues dogs that are stray, abandoned, relinquished, abused, neglected, ​or have run out of time at public shelters and are scheduled to be euthanized as a result of overpopulation. Our organization is committed to promoting the rescue, adoption, and public education necessary to ensure that all animals passing through our care REACH a stable, healthy and happy life.
Our mission is to accelerate children’s literacy learning and to develop in them a love of reading and writing. We believe that all children deserve to reach their intellectual potential

REAWAKENING CORPORATION

Reawakening’s mission is to provide compassionate and accessible social assistance and housing services to help individuals overcome their struggles with homelessness, poverty, and drug addiction.
Our mission is repairing homes, revitalizing communities, and rebuilding lives.

We are a maternity home ministry that started in FL in 2013 and is now opening a home in suburban Chicagoland. We offer a home, help, and hope to pregnant women in crisis. Our program offers education and skills in infant care, financial management, job search, and more. We walk with each woman and offer the resources needed to live full and independent lives.

Our mission is to place dogs and cats that have undergone our rehabilitation program with responsible, reliable, and devoted owners.
RefugeeOne’s mission is to create opportunity for refugees fleeing war, terror, and persecution to build new lives of safety, dignity, and self-reliance.

We work together with other parrot groups to eliminate the need for rescues. Until then, we will provide temporary housing and care for any and all Psittacine birds; educate the public about the proper care of exotic birds; and locate healthy, happy, and nurturing homes for those that are eligible.

Reigning Pearls helps young parents improve and maintain stability by providing the necessary tools to become successful and accomplish their goals. Reigning Pearls offers a wide range of programs, such as one-on-one mentorship, education, reproductive health and volunteering.

Our mission is to come alongside community leaders and residents by offering programs that work collaboratively with local businesses to increase jobs, provide affordable home ownership for those in need, and build career pathways for students, all with the goal of igniting a tipping point toward community revitalization.

Our mission is to provide outreach ministries to support veterans, women and families in distress in communities and also men and women that are transitioning from incarceration released back into society from across the United States with services to enhance their circumstances with a highly skilled professional team working together, using spiritual insights and practical experience, building young women & young men of courage, confidence, and character, feeding and sheltering those in need.

Our purpose is to truly embrace every Child needs when it comes to life’s events. Bringing unconditional love and smiles to all ages. Parentless, Foster child any child with an unfortunate circumstance. “Rescue our Children Organization” (R.O.C.O) focuses and provides Life Events Celebrations specially birthday parties to underprivileged children with unconditional love…
Residency on the Farm fosters supportive spaces for artists and community to create and learn. They are open to artists of all kinds and dedicated to collaborative and individual endeavors.
Restored Hope supports women and girls who have been impacted by trauma by equipping them with tools to thrive.
The Foundation is a Chicago-based family foundation that provides strategic grants to support social justice, the arts and investigative journalism both in Chicago and around the world.

Our mission is to prevent homelessness and restore hope by meeting individuals where they are, treating them with dignity, and providing them with the supportive services to help them flourish.

It is Revolution Workshop’s vision to advance social and economic equity in all communities. That is why we provide free skills training for unemployed and underemployed adults seeking a career in construction.

We are a church in the community for the community. Where faith and community brings solutions.

Right To Be Free works to prevent and combat human trafficking and rescue, rehabilitate and reintegrate victims of child trafficking.

Our mission is to enhance the quality of life for families in the Greater Grand Crossing community through wellness, economic development, and enrichment programming.

Dedicated to protecting and enhancing the quality of life in River North.

Riverside Foundation provides services and supports to adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities.

Roberti Community House is committed to nourishing, educating and empowering community members so that they can acknowledge, appreciate and actualize their individual strengths and talents.
Food Not Bombs rescues food that would otherwise go to waste and distributes to people in need. During the 2020 COVID-19 crisis we are partnering with the Chicago Mutual Aid Network to distribute food, essential goods and supplies to our communities in need.
Roosevelt University is a private, nonsectarian community of educators, scholars, and learners committed to academic, creative, and service excellence who value differences in personal experiences and perspectives; ask the difficult questions; and promote mutual understanding, inclusion, social consciousness, and action toward social justice.

Our mission is to reach everyone around the globe with love and kindness to help begin a new chapter in their lives without looking back.

We provide service to others, promote integrity, and advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through our fellowship of business, professional, and community leaders.
United by the motto of “Service Above Self”, rotarians carry out community service projects, raise funds to provide three scholarships programs, and provide grant funds to nonprofits.

We are committed to advancing understanding, goodwill, and peace through projects both in our community and across the globe that improve health, provide quality education, improve the environment, and alleviate poverty.

The Palatine Rotary Foundation supports many local causes, including the Palatine Oktoberfest.

Rush University System for Health (RUSH) is an academic health system whose mission is to improve the health of the individuals and diverse communities it serves through the integration of outstanding patient care, education, research and community partnerships.
Safe Families for Children hosts vulnerable children and creates extended family–like supports for desperate families through a community of devoted volunteers who are motivated by compassion to keep children safe and families intact.
A Safe Place provides services to survivors of domestic violence that support them in their efforts to transform their lives after domestic violence.

Paving the road to a better future with stabilizing support, employment, education and advocacy that empowers justice-involved individuals to achieve their true potential.

We are a community of disciples where the DNA of who we are is rooted in the Word. We’re committed to the power of love and non-violence, to being a lobbyist for the poor, alienated, and disenfranchised, recognizing that what makes us authentic is our actions when we leave the church building.

The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian church. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.

Sandy’s Stocking distributes thousands of filled stocking bags each holiday season to children in need throughout Kane and McHenry county by partnering directly with other non-profit agencies who serve families and children.

Sarah’s Circle is a refuge for women who are homeless or in need of a safe space.

The mission of Sarah’s Inn is to improve the lives of those affected by domestic violence and to break the cycle of violence for future generations.

Save-A-Pet offers rescued dogs and cats the greatest opportunity for a second chance. We are a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization and one of the largest no-kill cat and dog rescues in Lake County that operates a full-time adoption center.
At Scott Joplin Elementary School, we want to create students that are self-motivated, self-generated, and self-propelled, and view excellence as a habit, not an act.

Second City Canine Rescue’s mission is to rescue homeless animals and responsibly place them into permanent, loving homes. We believe in rescuing responsibly. We are dedicated to serving the homeless dogs of Chicagoland, as well as branching out to other areas (such as Oklahoma, Indiana, Kentucky, Southern Illinois, Texas, & Michigan) – wherever homeless dogs & puppies need us.

Our mission is to improve the quality of life for families in low-income and underrepresented communities. We aim to support, educate, empower, and engage at-risk youth in a wholistic manner.

Senior Services Associates, Inc. is a non-profit agency dedicated to sustaining and improving the quality of life for individuals age 60 and older, the disabled and their caregivers by providing access to the social services they need. We are dedicated to preserving their independence, promoting mental and physical well-being and protecting their rights and dignity.

SPM seeks to provide people from all walks of life with the tools to become servant leaders in their communities, and for these same leaders to go into their communities and give back through service

SHALVA supports Jewish women experiencing and healing from domestic abuse, through counseling, supportive services, and community education.
Our mission is to ensure every child in Chicago has the essentials they need to thrive in the first five years of life. We do this by collecting new and gently used baby items from those with “extras” to spare and distributing them to families living in poverty through a sustainable network of volunteers, community stakeholders, and social service agencies.
Sharing Connections provides furniture and household items to families coping with a crisis like domestic violence, returning or homeless veterans, job loss, or financial hardship.

SHE INC SISTERS HELPING EACH OTHER

SHE Inc. Sisters Helping Each-Other is dedicated to empowering women to overcome their past and focus on rebuilding their future. Our primary objective is to offer mentorship, organize workshops, host event experiences, and create volunteer opportunities specifically tailored for women. 

Our mission is to end the cycle of child abuse by providing a comprehensive network of support to children, their families and our community to create safe, healthy and nurturing homes.

Our mission is to serve as a catalytic force in the elimination of breast cancer disparities in the Chicagoland area.
For all of us sneakers are essential for day-to-day life while for sneaker heads they are a creative expression of life. That creative expression brought us together for a bigger purpose, getting sneakers on to the feet of those who need them most.

The Soaring Eagle Community Development Corporation seeks to improve the quality of life for residents of the communities that we serve by addressing and providing solutions to emerging needs and resource information to the community by connecting people with organizations who provide services that they may need.

SocialWorks, founded by Grammy-award-winning musician and humanitarian Chance the Rapper, aims to empower the youth through the arts, education, and civic engagement.
We are dedicated to fighting poverty and hunger throughout Cook and Lake Counties.
Soft Cage Films is dedicated to engaging the public through the production and promotion of socially relevant films that use experimental techniques to challenge traditional notions of society and to explore psychological truths.

Our mission is to assist seniors develop a workable care plan with daily living, to help focus on self-care and find resources to make life less stressful and more manageable.

South Chicago Parents and Friends strives to improve the quality of life for persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities, empowering them to be productive and valued members of society.
The mission of Faith in Action Volunteers is to help you maintain your independence while preserving your dignity and quality of life at home.
South Side Community Arts Community to prevent domestic commercial sexual exploitation and provide comprehensive, restorative care to survivors.

Our mission is to build strong kids, strong families and strong communities by enriching the lives of all people in spirit, mind and body.

Through the performing arts, we work collaboratively to create inclusive and transformative experiences for individuals with disabilities to fully engage in the world.
We exist to support children and adults with disabilities through philanthropy for Northwest Special Recreation Association.

Spirit of Harmony is a national grassroots music education advocacy organization.

This project is an extension of the KIDDOS organization, whose mission is to instill philanthropic habits in kids from an early age. The 2nd graders organize a shoebox packing event to send shoeboxes filled with toiletries, school supplies and toys to kids in 3rd world countries for the holidays.
GEARING UP KIDS FOR A BETTER FUTURE – sports equipment for kids.
Stand Strong Coalition is a community-based coalition dedicated to preventing underage drinking and drug use for the youth in the District 125 and sender school areas.

Our mission is to give children in poverty the best chance for success in school and in life by advocating for and providing the highest quality care and education from birth to age 5.

Our mission is Catholic, i.e., universal, seeking to welcome all into both the work of Jesus Christ in the North Lawndale community and the worship that nourishes us for that work.

St. Coletta’s mission is to serve children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities so they can achieve their greatest potential.
With praise and gratitude to God the Father, we, the faith community of St. James Parish, united in worship, nourished by the sacraments, empowered by the Gospel message, witness Jesus Christ to others through the guidance of the Holy Spirit.
Our mission, as guided by our faith and a flourishing partnership with parents, is for our students to develop their relationship with Christ, their moral character, and their academic potential.

Our mission is to help anyone who needs food in Lake County.

Standup for Kids’ mission is to build nurturing and supportive relationships with Chicago’s homeless youth.
Our mission is: Improving Lives One Step at a Time. We strive to help those we serve make improvements in their lives and we do it one step at a time. We work with our clients as they face the challenges of day-to-day recovery. We encourage them to develop who they are, to seek independence and to build confidence as they live in the community.
Stepping Stones Network mission is to educate and engage the community to prevent domestic commercial sexual exploitation and provide comprehensive, restorative care to survivors.

The Stevenson Foundation is an independent nonprofit organization dedicated to investing in student success and connecting with our community. The foundation provides students with assistance and opportunities to empower them to reach their brightest futures.

St. Hubert Catholic School has educated children in preschool through eighth grade for over 60 years. We are committed to offering a quality faith-based education that prepares our children for the challenges of the future, by nurturing the virtues of compassion, service and perseverance.

To serve the families of Chicago’s North Lawndale and surrounding communities by using a generational framework to eradicate poverty and improve the quality of life of community members.

A People Discovering, Celebrating and Sharing the Love of God in Jesus!
Growing, Serving, Sharing Christ!
Street Samaritans assists people experiencing homelessness with individualized services with the intent to support them in their personal journey towards a dignified life through human connection, outreach, and collaboration.

This Church has as its objective the development and maintenance in this community of a Christian congregation on an evangelical basis, for worship and promotion of Christian life, and the furtherance of the Kingdom of God by all available means.

We are a lay Catholic organization that aspires to live the gospel message by serving Christ in the poor with love, respect, justice, hope and joy, and by working to shape a more just and compassionate society.

Streetprayers.org is dedicated to catering to the spiritual and physical needs of families by way of product donations, coupled with prayer.

SUE'S PANTRY

Helping local families obtain needed food, clothing, and household items.

Support Over Stigma is dedicated to helping Active Duty Military, Veterans, First Responders and their families that are battling PTSD, Critical Incident Stress and Moral Injury.

Sustainable Action International works alongside the people of Haiti to provide for basic needs, support economic development, and cultivate discipleship.
Our mission is to educate our youth with the tools, knowledge, and resources that can be used in their everyday lives as well as in the workforce.
Syrian community Network aims to empower Syrian refugees in achieving a seamless transition and relocation to the United States through connecting people to the right services and support networks.
Who are we as human beings if we ignore the suffering of others.
God’s love moves us to work for the wholeness and healing of others through personal, meaningful, inclusive relationships that influence the community outside of our church’s walls.
Tellin’ Tales Theatre aims to shatter barriers between the disabled and non-disabled worlds through the transformative power of personal story. They bring together children and adults from both communities to share their stories in theatrically innovative productions and programs to promote awareness, understanding and acceptance.
This is Life’s mission is to deter youth from violent activities by providing a platform for youth to display multitude of their talents, skills and abilities.
Our mission is to produce Positive Rap (P-RAP), Singing, Dance, Theater and Spoken Word Talent Competitions as well as produce positive “Off the Street” activities for youth ages one and up and adults as a deterrent to gang and drug involvement.

Our mission is to provide financial support, information, referrals and guidance to Schaumburg Township residents experiencing hardship by addressing their critical needs and helping them to achieve self-sufficiency.

Our mission is to provide veterans in need and their families the services necessary to experience hope and achieve success.
We believe in growing together as disciples of Jesus, and reaching out into our community to serve!

Always growing in Christ.

Teaching and training Men, Women and Children in the tradition of our Lord and Savior,Jesus Christ. Preaching good news to the poor and needy, and relating to their cause. Because, we believe that the strong must bare the infirmities of the weak. We will continue in our goal to aide those in need of our spiritual guidance and service.
We distribute food, hygiene products, and relief items to people in need on Chicago’s south side. Recipients include individuals, shelters, and other organizations doing good in the neighborhoods in which we live and work.
Tutoring Chicago’s mission is to empower economically disadvantaged children through education. Tutoring Chicago offers free one-to-one tutoring services to economically disadvantaged students in 1st through 6th grade.
Twice As Nice Mother & Child provides help and hope to families in crisis by distributing diapers and other basic needs at no cost through agency partnerships as well as direct service, while raising awareness about diaper need and working to build a sustainable diaper program in Lake County.
Our mission is to aid the community and restore pathways for resources for residents. We feed, cloth and minister to those in need.

We, at Under New Construction, feed, clothe and advocate for the homeless and persons in low poverty area throughout the city of Chicago.

United Way of Lake County’s mission is to unite leadership and resources to create lasting change that will improve lives in Lake County, Illinois.
The University Center, a consortium-based center, provides high-quality educational opportunities for the residents, workers, and employers of the Lake County region.

UNITED WE STAND AS ONE

The Mission of United We Stand As One is to significantly improve the quality of life of marginalized people in impoverished communities all over the United States of America. Through counseling, resources, support and advocacy.
At Valley Sheltered Workshop, our mission is to empower and support adults with disabilities to lead lives of purpose through meaningful employment. We believe in providing more than just a sheltered environment; we offer a pathway to independence and choice.
The mission of Variety of Illinois is to improve the quality of life for children with disabilities by providing the equipment and experiences needed to reach their highest potential.
To Empower, Educate, and Enrich the lives of people experiencing life crisis through supportive services and enrichment program.
Vernon Township is a not for profit Food Pantry that serves their residents in need. They share a common purpose to eliminate Hunger in the area, working closely with The Northern Ill Food Bank.
Viator House of Hospitality provides compassionate accompaniment to young adult male immigrants seeking legal relief.

TO PROVIDE QUALITY, AFFORDABLE HOUSING FOR LOW INCOME PEOPLE IN THE UPTOWN COMMUNITY AND TO EMPOWER COMMUNITY MEMBERS THROUGH PARTICIPATION IN ADVOCACY, DEVELOPMENT, REHABILITATION AND MANAGEMENT.

Providing outdoor ministry where Creation is Explored, Christ is Exalted, and Christians are Equipped for service back home and beyond.
A Walk Around (AWA) is reducing obesity in communities. We promote outdoor walking routines that include simple exercises while supporting its members with tools and four-season state weather-appropriate apparel.
Through a diverse group of highly dedicated volunteers, build on the strength and positive perception of the Waukegan Park District by supporting targeted educational, environmental, and health-based programs that stimulate philanthropy in the Waukegan community and further enhance the Waukegan Park District.
Our mission is to create brighter futures for first-generation students, their families, and their community by preparing students to enroll in and graduate from a four-year college or university.
We All Code’s mission is to ensure that learning computer science skills is accessible to all youth, ages 7 to 17, especially female, in our community no matter their background. We All Code aims to foster the growth of Chicago’s youth and help them to become active participants in their own futures through learning coding and web development tools.
The Well of Mercy’s thoughtfully designed communal living program supports single mothers and their children as they heal from past trauma, find peace in the present, and prepare for a successful future.
The West Suburban Community Pantry (WSCP) offers food for the hungry and resources to empower people to improve their quality of life.
Impacting the world by developing Christ-centered individuals and families for the kingdom of God.
To partner with the Fire and Police Departments in our Community to improve the quality of life for those in need in our neighborhoods by providing them with clothing, food and other necessities on a daily basis until such time as they are no longer in need.

Fighting poverty and injustice so that lives are transformed and Jesus is known.

The mission of Willow House is to develop and provide supportive services for children, teens, families, schools and communities who are coping with grief and the death of a loved one.
The Mission of Willow Creek Community Church is to turn irreligious people into fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ.
The mission of WINGS Program is to provide housing, integrated services, education and advocacy to end domestic violence.

The WCE PTA supports the broader mission of the PTA which is: To make every child’s potential a reality by engaging and empowering families and communities to advocate for all children.

Our mission is to assist women and children who are victims of domestic violence, including emotional, economic, sexual, and physical abuse.
Women Enuff Inc’s purpose is to empower teenage girls and women to realize their own self-worth. To advance the impact within their community and beyond by educating, advocating, and acting as a resource to its members.
Our mission is Serving Neighbors in Jesus’ Name. We strive to feed and support members of the surrounding areas with whatever basic necessities they may need.
Words on Wheels Inc. seeks to enrich the lives and futures of young children through the power of WORDS.

Working Bikes strengthens local and global communities by giving donated bicycles new life and redistributing them as tools for self-determination.

The World Music Foundation’s simple mission: opening minds through Music. We believe, and research shows, that experiencing music of other cultures increases tolerance and cultural empathy in people, and everything that we do is based on effecting this social change. Racism continues to be one of the world’s greatest problems and Music is a proven armament in this fight.

YMCA Camp Duncan aims to provide a safe, fun, educational and transformational experience for all campers through the demonstration of our four core values; caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility by practicing a camper first philosophy.

The YMCA of Metro Chicago is committed to strengthening community by connecting all people to their purpose, potential, and each other.

Your Children’s Bookshelf is dedicated to providing free children’s books through our donors and Program Partners to families and children; encouraging the love of reading, fostering literacy and education.
Creating spaces of belonging for teens and young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Youth and Family Counseling is opening doors to mental healthcare so people can cope, heal, and thrive.

Youth Conservation Corps mentors and empowers young adults to succeed through education and training in life skills, career pathways, and environmental stewardship.

YFC seeks to engage young people in relational outreach as they are met in a variety of youth-serving institutions (detention centers, probation, correctional facilities, group homes, residential treatment centers and emergency shelters). We are committed to long-term relationships that last long even after the teen has left the facility. Our focus is balanced ministry that emphasizes the spiritual, physical, mental and emotional aspects of life.
Youth Guidance sees a bright and successful future for every elementary and high school student. We believe that success in school is not only possible but should be achieved and celebrated, we are present in the schools to facilitate an environment that truly engages students in the learning process, and through careful guidance, enables them to realize their full potential and graduate with a meaningful plan for successfully managing life.
Youth Job Center envisions a future where all young people have the support to build a meaningful career and fulfill their potential, and for the last 40 years the agency has worked to make that vision a reality.
Youth Outlook is the first social service agency in Illinois solely dedicated to the support of LGBTQ+ youth. They work in 6 counties in the Chicago suburbs, offering drop-in centers for youth, parent support, and community education.
Youth Outreach Services Promoting the strengths and abilities of youth and families by providing community-based services.

We foster the social and emotional well-being of children and youth.

YWCA is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all.

Our mission is to mobilize the community toward ending systemic sexual violence while amplifying the voice of survivors through trauma informed care, advocacy, and prevention education.

We exist to lead, empower, advocate and connect Zion residents to resources, services, and solutions. Zion Township is a Government Agency that provides Zion residents with the resources they need in order to move forward.