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 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.
The All Saints Food Pantry feeds over 1,600 families per month in Palatine and surrounding communities.
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.
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.
To empower individuals on the autism spectrum to fulfill their potential through meaningful employment combined with social opportunity.
Our mission is to empower people with physical, developmental, intellectual and mental health challenges to enjoy lives of dignity and purpose.
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.
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.
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.
We empower at-risk youth to realize the best within themselves in a safe and supportive environment.
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.
The Buffalo Grove Community Foundation is dedicated to raising funds for projects that improve the quality of life of the Buffalo Grove community.
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
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.
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.
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.
CHICAGO URBAN MINISTRIES AND LIFE INTERVENTION
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.
Chinese Mutual Aid Association (CMAA) is a community-based organization targeting the low-income immigrant and refugee communities of Chicago.
Our Mission is to spread the good news of God through loving interactions that leave people physically and spiritually healed and whole.
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.
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
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.
We build and sustain strong communities where people of all incomes can achieve their full potential.
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.
CTCWP Community development corporation
Cts Youth Sports Organization provides charitable and civic services to youth throughout the Chicagoland area emphasizing diversity and inclusion amongst youths.
Daughters of Destiny Inc
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 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.
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.
Our mission is to end homelessness in DuPage County.
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.
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.
To glorify God in all that we say and do and bring the the gospel life in action and word.
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.
FIRST STEP DAY CARE CENTER
Fox and Trove’s mission is to empower kids to change the world by teaching them how to be kind and brave.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Our vision is to bring awareness to current environmental issues and to encourage educated, sustainable practices.
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.
THE HALLIESTRONG FOUNDATION
Spreading hope to anyone fighting cancer, one pair of fun socks at a time.
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 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.
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.
HelloBaby’s mission is to support, empower and inspire families raising young children in underserved neighborhoods in Chicago.
The Highwood Public Library is a sustainable resource that enriches, empowers and embraces the community it serves.
Our mission is to furnish the homes of formerly homeless families using gently used and refurbished furniture.
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
We are dedicated to providing opportunities to better our community and our world.
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.
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.
“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.
INTERCESSORY PRAYER MINISTRIES INC.
INSPIRE THROUGH FLOWERS
Invisible Book Bag, Inc. is a non-profit organization geared towards providing programs & services to youth residing in impoverished & underserved communities in Chicago.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Our mission is to be and make disciples of Jesus Christ.
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.
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.
To help the clients of S. Wolf with immediate needs to be able to fulfill their mission.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Message of Hope, Inc. is a nonprofit organization that services homeless women, homeless children, and survivors of domestic violence.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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 serve communities and disrupt human trafficking with the use of modern technology at every stage from stopping the demand to prevention, rescue and rehabilitation.
Empower. Educate. Expose.
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.
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 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.
We are a church in the community for the community. Where faith and community brings solutions.
Our mission is to enhance the quality of life for families in the Greater Grand Crossing community through wellness, economic development, and enrichment programming.
Riverside Foundation provides services and supports to adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities.
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.
Paving the road to a better future with stabilizing support, employment, education and advocacy that empowers justice-involved individuals to achieve their true potential.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Our mission is to build strong kids, strong families and strong communities by enriching the lives of all people in spirit, mind and body.
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.
Our mission is to help anyone who needs food in Lake County.
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.
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.
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.
Streetprayers.org is dedicated to catering to the spiritual and physical needs of families by way of product donations, coupled with prayer.
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.
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.
We, at Under New Construction, feed, clothe and advocate for the homeless and persons in low poverty area throughout the city of Chicago.
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.
Fighting poverty and injustice so that lives are transformed and Jesus is known.
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.
We foster the social and emotional well-being of children and youth.
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.