Children & Youth

Arts & Culture
13thirty Cancer Connect

Empowering And Connecting Young Adults With Cancer

Active Children Excel Project

Building Character, Confidence, And Community Through Tennis

Ada S. McKinley Community Services

To Empower, Educate, And Employ

Amanda Hope Rainbow Angels

Providing Dignity And Comfort To Childhood Cancer Warriors

American Friends Of The Israel Sport Center For The Disabled

Sport Rehabilitation For Israeli Children And Adults With Physical Disabilities

Battle Buddies

Providing A Buddy And A Break For Children Battling Pediatric Cancer

Bear Necessities Pediatric Cancer Foundation

Providing Joy For Kids With Cancer And Funds For Pediatric Cancer Scientific Research

Bernie’s Book Bank

Providing Quality Books To Under-Served Chicagoland Children

Beyond Sports Foundation

To Transform Lives

Big Brothers Big Sisters Of Southwestern llinois

One-To-One Mentorship And Support For Underprivileged Children

Born And Raised Detroit

Providing Grants To Detroit-Based Youth Nonprofits

Bottomless Toy Chest

Bringing Toys, Joy And Hope To Children With Cancer

Bounce Children's Foundation

Providing Experiences And Resources To Help Chronically Ill Children And Their Families To Thrive

Camp Casey

Free Horseback Riding Programs For Children With Cancer, Sickle Cell Disease, And Other Life-Threatening Illnesses

Camp Quality USA

Summer Camps And Year-Round Programs To Let Kids With Cancer
Be Kids Again

Cardz For Kidz

Providing Handmade Cards To Uplift Spirits Across The Globe

CAST Water Safety Foundation

To Prevent Childhood Drowning And Create Stronger Swimmers, Sooner

Center For Success Network

Uniting Literacy And Community To Empower Students In The Journey Of Education

Chicago Adventure Therapy

Empowering Chicago Youth Through Life-Changing Outdoor Adventures

Chicago Area Alternative Education League (CAAEL)

Providing Interscholastic Athletic, Artistic, And Academic Activities To Underserved Alternative Education Students

Chicago Children's Advocacy Center

Providing Support For Children Who Are Victims Of Abuse And Violence

Chicago Children’s Museum

Where Play And Learning Connect

Chicago Commons

Multi-Generational Services Of Early Education, Family Support, And Senior Care For Under-Resourced Families

Chicago Lights

Dynamic Youth Development Programs And Adult Social Services

Chicago Run

Empowering Chicago Youth & Building Community Through Sport & Fitness

Children’s Brain Tumor Foundation

Medical, Emotional, and Social Support For Children And Families Impacted By A Childhood Brain Tumor

Comer Education Campus

Youth Development And Community Revitalization

Community Currency

Foreign Change For Change

Compass To Care

Helping Children With Cancer Travel To Treatment

Detroit Public Schools Foundation

Creating And Enhancing Educational Opportunities For Detroit Public Schools Community District Students, Families, And Educators

Doc Wayne Youth Services

Sports-Based Mental Health Programming For Youth

Dragonfly Foundation

Provides Emotional And Practical Support To Pediatric Cancer Patients And Their Families

DreamCatchers Foundation

Fulfilling Hospice Patients’ End-Of-Life Dreams While Bridging Generational Gaps

Dreams For Kids

Replacing Charity With Opportunity

Ele's Place

Peer Support For Grieving Children and Teens After The Death Of A Loved One

EmpowerHER

Supporting Young Girls Who Have Lost Their Mothers

Erika's Lighthouse

A Beacon of Hope for Adolescent Depression

Fill A Heart For Kids

Bringing Joy And Positive Experiences to Homeless And Foster Children

ForeverU

Empowering Youth On Their Mental Health Journey Through Personal Development Programs

Friendship Circle

Offering Friendship To Individuals With Special Needs

Future Founders

Youth Entrepreneurship Skills and Support

Girls In The Game

Providing Sports, Health And Leadership Programs For Girls

Good Tidings Foundation

Supporting Marginalized Youth In Northern California And Beyond Through Athletics, Art, Education, And Wonder

GOODProjects

Personal, Academic, And Career Opportunities For Underserved Youth And Their Families

Guitars Over Guns Organization

Arts-Based Mentorship And Youth Development

Heart House

Innovative After-School And Summer Programs For Refugee Children Living In Dallas

Hospitality Scholars Foundation

Educational And Financial Support For Chicagoland Youth Interested In Culinary Arts Or Hospitality Management

i.c.stars

Jumpstarts Tech Careers For Low-Income Adults

Ignite

Housing And Support Services For Youth Experiencing Homelessness In Chicago

Imagine Englewood If

Empowering Youth In Englewood For Healthy Living

iMentor

Mentoring For College Success And Beyond

In Her Shoes Foundation

Empower And Inspire Every Woman And Girl To Be Her Personal Best

Ingenuity

Ensuring Access To Quality Arts Education For All Chicago Public School Students

Inner-City Education Program

Academic And Hockey Opportunities For Low-Income Children In First Grade And Up

International Field Studies

Environmental Field Study Programs In The Bahamas And Beyond

Intonation Music

Music Education For Youth On Chicago's Mid-South Side

Junior Economic Club Of Chicago

Economic Education
For High School Students

Keeping Families Covered

Providing Free Diapers And Other Childcare Necessities To Families In Need

Kids Have Hope

End Child Abuse

Kids Kicking Cancer

Easing the Pain of Very Sick Children Through Martial Arts Therapy

Kids Off The Block

Providing At-Risk, Low-Income Youth With Positive Alternatives To Gangs, Drugs, Truancy, And Violence

Kindness Connection

Inspiring Youth To Be Lifelong Volunteers

KnowResolve

Preventing Youth Suicide Through Mental Health Awareness And Suicide Education Programs

La Casa Norte

Providing More Than Housing ... Hope!

LaunchU

College/Career Mentoring For Underserved High School Seniors

Lawrence Hall

Hope, Healing And Resiliency For Children Who Have Suffered Trauma

Lending Hearts

Providing Free Emotional And Social Support To Children And Young Adults Living With Cancer And Their Families

Little Heroes League

Care Coordination For Medically Complex Babies

Little Wish Foundation

Bringing Hope, Comfort And Joy To Kids Battling Cancer

Live Like Jake Foundation

To End Childhood Drowning

MakerGirl

Inspire Girls To Be Active In Science, Technology, Engineering And Math (STEM)

Minds Matter San Francisco

Preparing Low-Income, Motivated High School Students For Success In College And Beyond

Momcology

Peer Support for Primary Caregivers of Children Diagnosed With Cancer

National Association For Urban Debate Leagues

Debate Education For College And Career Readiness

National Pediatric Cancer Foundation

Funding Clinical Trials To Find More Effective Treatments For Pediatric Cancer

National Runaway Safeline

24/7 Crisis Services For Runaway And Homeless Youth

Nellie’s Champions For Kids

Providing Financial And Emotional Support For Kids Fighting Cancer And Their Families

Nora Project

Teaching Empathy By Sparking Friendships Between Students And Their Peers With Disabilities

One For One

Providing Opportunities And Resources For Youth Affected By Violence In Chicago

Open Books

Transforming Lives Through Reading, Writing And The Unlimited Power Of Used Books

Open Heart Magic

Empowering Sick Kids In Children's Hospitals. Like Magic.

Options For Youth

Mentoring And Training For First-Time Adolescent Mothers And Adolescent Males

Orchid Foundation

Mentorship Program For Underserved Girls

Our Odyssey

Connecting Young Adults Impacted By Rare Or Chronic Conditions

Pay Away The Layaway

Surprising Families By Paying Off Their Layaway Balances

Pediatric Oncology Treasure Chest Foundation

Providing Toys And Smiles To Kids With Cancer

Purple Asparagus

Purple Asparagus Educates Children, Families And The Community About Eating That Is Good For The Body And The Planet

Rainbows For All Children

Support For Children As They Navigate Grief And Heal From Loss

Ryan Banks Academy

To Become Chicago’s First Tuition-Free, Inner-City Boarding School For Underserved Children

SafeBeat

Providing Preventative Heart Screenings To Reduce Sudden Cardiac Death In Youth

Share Our Spare

Distributing Baby And Toddler Essentials To Families In Need

Sheets From Home

Providing Colorful And Fun Bed Sheets To Pediatric Oncology Patients

Sib4Sib

Support Network For Siblings Of Individuals Who Struggle With Mental Health

Simple Good

Empowering At-Risk Youth Through The Arts and Global “Good”

SocialWorks

Empowering Youth Through Arts, Education, And Civic Engagement

Spark Program

Providing Career Exploration And Self-Discovery For Students Through Mentorship

Special Fathers Network

A Dad-To-Dad Mentoring Program For Fathers Raising Kids With Special Needs

Sports Shed

Delivering Sports Gear
To Organizations In Need

Stage Right CPS

Supporting And Upgrading Performing Arts Programs In Chicago Public Schools

Step Up

Inspiring Women To Inspire Girls

Stupid Cancer

Building Community And Ending Isolation For Adolescent And Young Adult Cancer Survivors

Super Drew Foundation

Free Family-Fun Experiences and Home-Related Services To Support Pediatric Cancer Families

Take No Bullying

Limiting The Impact Of Bullying Through Education And Community-Based Prevention

Teen Cancer America

Hospital Programs And Units Designed For Teens And Young Adults With Cancer

Think It Loud

Creating Customized Bracelets To Inspire Young Patients

Thriving Elements

Create Access And Opportunities For Underrepresented Girls In STEM Through Mentoring

UCAN

Youth Who Have Suffered Trauma Can Become Our Future Leaders

Walking Miracles Family Foundation

Resources And Travel Assistance For Pediatric and Young Adult Cancer Patients And Their Families

We All Code

Free Computer Coding Programs For Kids And Teens To Spark Interest In STEM

Wish Upon A Teen

Building Social Interaction And Self-Esteem For Teens With Severe Life-Limiting Medical Conditions

Working In The Schools

Building Communities. Empowering Readers

XS Tennis and Education Foundation

Extending The Reach Of Local Youth Through Tennis and Academics