Children & Youth

13thirty Cancer Connect

Empowering And Connecting Young Adults With Cancer

Accept The Challenge

Structured Exercise Program And Health Education To Prevent Childhood Obesity

Active Children Excel Project

Building Character, Confidence, And Community Through Tennis

Ada S. McKinley Community Services

To Empower, Educate, And Employ

Adams Street Foundation

College And Career Support For High School Students At Urban Assembly School For Law And Justice

Amanda Hope Rainbow Angels

Providing Dignity And Comfort To Childhood Cancer Warriors

At Bat

Providing Baseball And Softball Activities For Youth

Ballers & Bookworms

Free Athletic Training, Academic Support, And Financial Assistance For Student-Athletes In Underserved Communities

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

Big Brothers Big Sisters of New Hampshire

One-To-One Mentoring For Youth

Big Brothers Big Sisters Of Southwestern llinois

One-To-One Mentorship And Support For Underprivileged Children

Big Shoulders Fund

Providing Support To 72 Schools With Demonstrated Need In The Chicago Region

Blessings In A Backpack

Providing Backpacks Of Food To Feed Childhood Hunger Over The Weekend

Blue Heron Foundation

College Scholarships And Mentorship For Vulnerable Youth In Romania And Moldova

Book Fairies

Sourcing And Redistributing New And Gently Used Books To Children In Under-Resourced Communities

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

Brilliant Detroit

Creating Kid Success Through Neighborhood Hubs For School-Ready, Healthy, And Stable Families

Buildup STEAM

Bedside Robotics Programs For Children’s Hospitals

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 City Soccer Club

Empowering Chicago Youth Through Soccer On And Off The Field

Chicago Climbs

Empowering Chicago Youth Through Improved Access To The Sport And Community Of Climbing

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 Advocacy Center Of North And Northwest Cook County

Free Healing Services For Children Who Have Experienced Abuse

Children’s Brain Tumor Foundation

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

Children’s Scholarship Fund

Scholarships For Low-Income Families With Children In Kindergarten Through Eighth Grade

Chinese American Service League

Providing Comprehensive Support Services To Chicago’s Asian American Community

Christ Child Society Of Detroit

Serving Disadvantaged Youth In Detroit Through Infant Support, Literacy Programs, And Residential Care

Coaching Detroit Forward

Free Writing And Photography Programs For Detroit High School Students

Code Your Dreams

Empowering Underserved Youth To Solve Community Problems Through Coding

Comer Education Campus

Youth Development And Community Revitalization

Compass To Care

Helping Children With Cancer Travel To Treatment

Cookies For Kids’ Cancer

Funding Pediatric Cancer Research

Detroit CHEMpreneurIST

Empowering Students Through Personal Care Chemistry And Entrepreneurship Workshops

Detroit Phoenix Center

Providing Support And Empowerment To Homeless Youth

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


Supporting Young Girls Who Have Lost Their Mothers

Erika's Lighthouse

A Beacon of Hope for Adolescent Depression

Female Strong

Building Confidence In Middle And High School Girls To Create Future Leaders

Fill A Heart For Kids

Bringing Joy And Positive Experiences to Homeless And Foster Children

Firecracker Foundation

Providing Holistic Healing Services To Child Survivors Of Sexual Trauma And Their Families

Flex Dance Program

Promoting Self-Esteem, Cooperation, And Communication Through Dance

Focus: HOPE

Empowerment And Advocacy Programs To Overcome Racism, Poverty, And Injustice

Friendship Circle

Offering Friendship To Individuals With Special Needs

Future Founders

Youth Entrepreneurship Skills and Support

Gabriel’s Light

Youth Suicide Awareness And Prevention


School Gardening For Food And Health Equity

Genesys Works

Skills Training, Paid Internships, College Counseling, And Alumni Support For Underserved High School Students

Girls In The Game

Providing Sports, Health And Leadership Programs For Girls

Give A Note Foundation

Raising Awareness And Providing Grants For Music Education In K-12 Public Schools

Good Eggs Foundation

Providing Goods, Services, And Financial Support To Help Children And Families In Need

Good Tidings Foundation

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


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

Holiday Heroes

Providing Holiday-Themed Parties, Costumed Characters, And Fun Activity Boxes To Pediatric Patients

Humanity Rising

A Student-Led Movement To Create A Better World Through Service


Jumpstarts Tech Careers For Low-Income Adults


Housing And Support Services For Youth Experiencing Homelessness In Chicago

Illinois Action For Children

Professional Development, Financial Assistance, And Governmental Advocacy To Improve Child Care For Working Families

Imagine Englewood If

Empowering Youth In Englewood For Healthy Living


Mentoring For College Success And Beyond

In Her Shoes Foundation

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


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

Inside Out Club DuPage

Enriching Kids’ Lives Through Character Education And Community Engagement

International Field Studies

Environmental Field Study Programs In The Bahamas And Beyond

Intonation Music

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

Israel ParaSport Center

Sport Rehabilitation For Israeli Children And Adults With Physical Disabilities

Jenna Kast Believe In Miracles Foundation

Granting Wishes For Michigan Kids With Life-Threatening Illness

Junior Economic Club Of Chicago

Economic Education
For High School Students

Juvenile Protective Association

Community-Based Mental Health Care For Children, Caregivers, And Educators

Keeping Families Covered

Providing Free Diapers And Other Necessities To Families In Need

Kenneth Young Center

Community Support Services For Mental Health, Senior Care, LGBTQ+, And Substance Use


Providing Peer Support Through Free Summer Camp And Year-Round Services For Children Whose Parents Have Cancer

Kids Above All

Educational Programs, Foster Care Services, Housing, And Counseling For At-Risk Children And Families

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


Preventing Youth Suicide Through Mental Health Awareness And Suicide Education Programs

La Casa Norte

Providing Housing And Hope To Youth And Families Confronting Homelessness

Lawndale Christian Legal Center

Community-Based, Holistic Legal Services For Juveniles And Emerging Adults

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

Lift Up The Vulnerable

Preventing Human Trafficking By Providing Protection, Education, And Economic Development In War Zones

Little Heroes League

Care Coordination For Medically Complex Babies

Little Mozart Foundation

Educational And Interactive Concerts To Bring The Joy Of Music To Underserved Children And Families

Little Wish Foundation

Bringing Hope, Comfort And Joy To Kids Battling Cancer

Live Like Jake Foundation

To End Childhood Drowning

Love Gives Foundation

Improving Healthcare And Education To Reduce Poverty In Developing Countries

Loving Our Girls

Providing Feminine Hygiene Products And Mentorship To Girls Facing Adversity


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

Male Mogul Initiative

Leadership And Entrepreneurship Development For Young Men Of Color

Mattea’s Joy

Providing Comfort, Care, And Connection To Families With Hospitalized Children

Merit School Of Music

Equal Access To High-Quality Music Education

Mikva Challenge

Action Civics Curriculum And Real-Life Democratic Experiences That Develop Youth To Be Active Citizens

Minds Matter Bay Area

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

Mobile Surgery International

Providing Free Comprehensive Surgical Care For Children Suffering From Cleft Facial Deformities


Peer Support for Primary Caregivers of Children Diagnosed With Cancer

Move! Music City

Educational Running Program To Build A Healthier Lifestyle For Students

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

New Earth Organization

Mentor-Based Arts, Educational, And Vocational Programs To Reduce Youth Recidivism In Los Angeles

New York Sun Works

Bringing Hydroponic Science Labs Into Public School Classrooms

Nora Project

Promoting Disability Inclusion By Empowering Educators And Engaging Students And Communities


Influential Speakers, Interactive Workshops, And Immersive Trips To Empower Students In South Los Angeles And Beyond

One For One

Providing Opportunities And Resources For Youth Affected By Violence In Chicago

Open Heart Magic

Hospital Magicians Helping Sick Kids Get Their Magic Back

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

Partnership To Educate And Advance Kids

Providing Mentorship And Scholarship To Underserved Youth In Chicago

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


Peer Support For Kids Through And Beyond Their Parents’ Cancer

Pin For Change

Youth-Led Environmental Stewardship Projects In North Carolina

Pontiac School District Promise Zone Authority Board

Providing Tuition Assistance Scholarships To High School Graduates In Pontiac, Michigan

Racquet Up Detroit

Empowering Detroit Youth Through A Mentorship Program Of Academics, Community Service, And The Sport Of Squash

Rainbows For All Children

Support For Children As They Navigate Grief And Heal From Loss

SGA Youth & Family Services

Parenting Workshops, Early Childhood Programs, Education Support, And Workforce Development For Chicagoland’s Underserved Populations

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

Simple Good

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


Free Art Programs For Young People


Empowering Youth Through Arts, Education, And Civic Engagement

Special Fathers Network

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

Sphinx Organization

Transforming Lives Through The Power Of Diversity In The Arts

Statement Junky

Providing Youth Development Programs And A Free Passport To Girls And Young Women Of Color

Step Up

Inspiring Women To Inspire Girls

Stupid Cancer

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

Summer Camp Opportunities Promote Education

Providing Summer Camp Scholarships For Children From Low-Income Families

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


Providing High-Quality Computer Science And Information Technology Programs For Kindergarten Through High School

TechLit Africa

Building Computer Labs In Rural African Schools

Teen Cancer America

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


Educating, Inspiring, And Empowering Youth Through Live Theater

Think It Loud

Creating Customized Bracelets To Inspire Young Patients

Thriving Elements

Create Access And Opportunities For Underrepresented Girls In STEM Through Mentoring

Tutoring Chicago

Delivering The Power Of Education To Students Through One-To-One Tutoring


Youth Who Have Suffered Trauma Can Become Our Future Leaders

Urban Initiatives

Youth Development Through The Power Of Sports And Play

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

We Are Voters

Nonpartisan Voter Education And Motivation To Increase Voter Turnout


Providing Direct Financial Assistance To Uplift Adolescents, Young Adults, And Families Who Are Battling Cancer

We’ve Got Friends

Provides Socialization Opportunities For Teens With Intellectual And Developmental Disabilities

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

Young Survival Coalition

Improving The Quality Of Life For Young Adults Affected By Breast Cancer

Youth Council

Youth Counseling, Juvenile Court Diversion, And Alternative School Suspension

Youth Outreach Services

Counseling, Life Skills Training, And Support Services For Chicagoland Youth And Their Families

Youth TimeBanking

Youth Earning Time Credits For Community Service Activities

Zac's Zoo

Providing Brand-New Stuffed Animals To Comfort Children In Turmoil