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Chicago Run

Empowering Chicago Youth & Building Community Through Sport & Fitness

Empowering Chicago Youth & Building Community Through Sport & Fitness

Chicago Run’s mission is to enhance the health and wellness of Chicago children through innovative, engaging, and sustainable youth running programs. Chicago Run provides programs to Chicago children and youth from pre-k through high school in low-income neighborhoods. These programs aim to instill the daily habit of physical activity, build leadership skills, break down cultural barriers, and promote social emotional learning through running and fitness..

Headquarters

Chicago, IL

Reach

Chicagoland Area

Founded

2007

Contact

(773) 961-8470

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Community Currency

Foreign Change For Change

Foreign Change For Change

Co-founded by a group of diverse, passionate Northwestern University students, COMMUNITY CURRENCY (CC) seeks to chip away at educational inequalities by optimizing on the fact that more than 90% of international travelers return to the United States with leftover foreign currency. Here’s how it works: (1) CC collects foreign currency in international airports, college study-abroad offices, and banks; (2) the foreign currency is converted into American money; and (3) that money directly supports disadvantaged Chicagoland children’s participation in summer camps at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Chicago. We dream to ensure that the zip code you’re born in doesn’t determine the story of your life.

Headquarters

Evanston, IL

Reach

Regional

Founded

2016

Contact

Contact@CommCurrency.com

(614) 975-0273

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Compass To Care

Helping Children With Cancer Travel To Treatment

Helping Children With Cancer Travel To Treatment

COMPASS TO CARE CHILDHOOD CANCER FOUNDATION, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, provides access to life-saving cancer treatment for children with cancer whose parents cannot afford transportation to the hospital. We carry out this mission by scheduling and paying for all travel and lodging to get children to the hospital where they can receive the best cancer care. By taking the travel burdens off a family, they can focus on what is most important, their child. In 1974, Michelle Ernsdorff-May was diagnosed with kidney cancer at 14 months old. With no treatment available near her Iowa home, her parents took her 200 miles to the Mayo Clinic. Michelle founded COMPASS TO CARE in honor of the emotional and financial struggle her parents endured traveling for her cancer treatment for almost two years. COMPASS TO CARE has supported 375 children in 10,018 cancer-related trips for more than 1,467,194 miles traveled to hospitals and 20,766 days of cancer treatment.

Headquarters

Chicago, IL

Reach

United States

Founded

2009

Contact

Info@CompassToCare.org

(773) 657-3269

CLOZTALK donates 20% of net profit
back to its cause partners.

Dreams For Kids

Replacing Charity With Opportunity

Replacing Charity With Opportunity

DREAMS FOR KIDS trains and mentors local youth, in grades 10-11, to become social entrepreneurs. We provide practical education, real world training and contemporary job skills so that the students can create social enterprises that provide solutions to society’s critical social issues and help others. Our signature program is a 10-lesson, project-based curriculum that is delivered by teachers in class and supported by workforce community mentors beyond school. With the guidance of these professionals, students channel their learning into the creation of social impact enterprises, where they apply business principles to ventures that drive profit and solve critical social issues. By the end of the program, the students can create and manage an enterprise that brings positive social change.

Headquarters

Chicago, IL

Reach

United States

Founded

1989

Contact

(312) 585-4995

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Erika's Lighthouse

A Beacon of Hope for Adolescent Depression

A Beacon of Hope for Adolescent Depression

“Erika’s Lighthouse: A Beacon of Hope for Adolescent Depression” is a nonprofit organization committed to raising awareness about teen depression in middle school and high school communities at no cost to schools. Founded in 2004 after Ginny and Tom Neuckranz lost their 14-year-old daughter to adolescent depression, Erika’s Lighthouse aims to eliminate the stigma surrounding depression and empower young people to take ownership of their mental health. Through evidence-informed programs and countless other web-based resources, Erika's Lighthouse works to "Get Depression Out of the Dark."

Headquarters

Winnetka, IL

Reach

United States

Founded

2004

Contact

Info@ErikasLighthouse.org

(847) 386-6481

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Friendship Circle

Offering Friendship To Individuals With Special Needs

Offering Friendship To Individuals With Special Needs

FRIENDSHIP CIRCLE is founded upon the idea that within each person is a soul; and that soul is equal and worthy of boundless love. With this inspiration, the lives of the families we serve are enhanced while the volunteers reap the rewards of selfless giving. FRIENDSHIP CIRCLE creates friendship in the lives of individuals with special needs and those facing isolation while providing an opportunity to become a contributing member of the community. Through our programming, FRIENDSHIP CIRCLE aims to promote an inclusive community that values all individuals regardless of the challenges they face.

Headquarters

West Bloomfield, MI

Reach

United States

Founded

1994

Contact

(248) 788-7878

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Inner City Education Program

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

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

Inspired by one of the co-founder’s experience of coaching hockey for low-income inner-city children in West Garfield Park, INNER-CITY EDUCATION PROGRAM (ICE) was established to help low-income children obtain educational and hockey opportunities not otherwise available to them. ICE offers educational scholarships to Chicago area students (1st grade through college) who actively play hockey, demonstrate financial need and a strong personal character, maintain a 2.5 GPA and a satisfactory disciplinary record, and do 80 hours of community service during the summer. Each scholarship recipient receives a pre-screened mentor who provides academic, professional, and personal guidance/assistance, so that the student-athlete is empowered to make positive life choices. ICE also provides free hockey practices twice a week—along with an hour of mandatory academic tutoring before each practice—for more than 150 girls and boys in the Chicagoland area.

Headquarters

Chicago, IL

Reach

Local

Founded

2003

Contact

Info@InnerCityEducation.org

(773) 750-4217

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Kids Have Hope

End Child Abuse

End Child Abuse

KIDS HAVE HOPE is dedicated to stopping and preventing child abuse through education and empowerment. KIDS HAVE HOPE goes into schools and teaches students, teachers, and parents anti-abuse, anti-violence, and anti-bullying skills using an evidence-based curriculum. Our mission is to raise awareness and to educate, prevent, and stop child abuse.

Headquarters

Chicago, IL

Reach

National

Founded

2009

Contact

(888) 806-8481

info@KidsHaveHope.org

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Kids Off The Block

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

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

Founded by CNN Hero Diane Latiker, KIDS OFF THE BLOCK (“KOB”) provides a positive place for “at risk” kids to come “off the block” for programs and events conducted in a safe and caring environment. Latiker began KOB by opening up her home to 10 kids in the community to steer them away from the daily negative influences that they experienced. 15 years later, KOB has serviced more than 3,000 kids through health workshops, cultural events, educational tutoring, and celebrations in their honor for achievements and participation.

Headquarters

Chicago, IL

Reach

Local

Founded

2003

Contact

(773) 941-6864

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Little Heroes League

Care Coordination For Medically Complex Babies

Care Coordination For Medically Complex Babies

LITTLE HEROES LEAGUE helps babies born with multiple health challenges achieve their best life outcomes by providing care coordination that begins as early as birth in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and continues through hospital discharge to home. Together with the Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, we are implementing a first-in-the-country program to provide care coordination for infants with medical complexity and their families to address this critical need in the hospital, at home, and in the community. An affiliated organization of Lurie Children’s, LITTLE HEROES LEAGUE was founded by the parents and grandparents of Livi, who spent over 150 days in the ICU in her first year of life spread over four visits that required three heart surgeries (two open heart), one intestine surgery, intensive vision and hearing tests, numerous sedations, and countless therapies.

Headquarters

Chicago, IL

Reach

Regional

Founded

2017

Contact

Info@LittleHeroesLeague.org

(847) 861-0250

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MAKERGIRL

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

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

MAKERGIRL aims to inspire girls aged 7-10 years old about Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM), by offering sessions led by university women experienced with STEM. All of our sessions inspire girls to develop their creativity and technical skills through 3D printing and other cutting edge technologies. Girls design and print an object and learn about women leaders and innovative companies in STEM. Our mission is that MakerGirls become the driving impact for equality and diversity in both education and the workplace because they live and dream as unstoppable forces who say “Yes” to the STEM challenges of the future!

Headquarters

Champaign and Chicago, IL

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Regional

Founded

2014

Contact

(618) 322-6078

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Nora Project

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

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

The Nora Project aims to normalize difference, demystify disability, and promote meaningful connections between students and their peers with disabilities. The Nora Project’s central program is an elementary-school curriculum that pairs children with disabilities ("Nora Friends") with students in participating classrooms. These students engage their Nora Friends in fun activities and learn all about them by interviewing those who know them best. They capture photographs and video footage of their Nora Project experiences on iPads and, at the end of the year, they compile what they’ve captured to create a mini-documentary sharing the story of each Nora Friend. The documentaries are debuted at a red-carpet film festival celebrating empathy, friendship, and all of the things that make us human . . . because everyone has a story.

Headquarters

Chicago, IL

Reach

United States

Founded

2016

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Open Books

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

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

OPEN BOOKS is a nonprofit social venture that provides literacy experiences for thousands of readers each year through inspiring programs and creative capitalization of books.

Headquarters

Chicago, IL

Reach

International

Founded

2006

Contact

(312) 475-1355

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Open Heart Magic

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

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

OPEN HEART MAGIC teams up with children’s hospitals to empower young patients undergoing intense stress, fear and sadness from serious disease and intense medical protocols. Teams of certified children’s hospital magicians, all volunteers, go where few charities go and work with children in pediatric intensive care, in-patient oncology, burn units and the emergency room as a regular part of their regular medical treatment. With experience at twelve children’s hospitals and an annual reach of over 13,000 kids, OPEN HEART MAGIC is dedicated to bringing hope and happiness to strengthen kids fighting to get better.

Headquarters

Chicago, IL

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Regional

Founded

2002

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back to its cause partners.

Pediatric Oncology

Providing Toys And Smiles To Kids With Cancer

Providing Toys And Smiles To Kids With Cancer

The mission of the PEDIATRIC ONCOLOGY TREASURE CHEST FOUNDATION is to provide comfort and distraction from painful procedures to children and teens who have been diagnosed with cancer by providing toys, gifts and gift cards from a treasure chest.

Headquarters

Orland Park, IL

Reach

National

Founded

1996

Contact

708-687-TOYS

potcf@sbcglobal.net

CLOZTALK donates 20% of net profit
back to its cause partners.

Purple Asparagus

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

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

Our award-winning program, Delicious Nutritious Adventures, brings healthy foods to life in Chicago elementary school classrooms. Students are introduced to a seasonal ingredient each month, starting with apples in October and ending with berries in June. Each class, kids get to touch, feel, smell, and of course, taste. Lessons culminate with children making three simple recipes accomplished from start to finish at their desks. Your support brings our healthy eating programs to more children, more families, and more communities!

Headquarters

Chicago, IL

Reach

International

Founded

2005

Contact

(312) 906-7622

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back to its cause partners.

Ryan Banks Academy

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

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

Having opened its doors this year for its first class of middle schoolers, the RYAN BANKS ACADEMY will serve as a day school before seeking to become Chicago's first tuition-free, inner-city, co-ed residential boarding school for underserved children in grades 7th through 12th. RYAN BANKS ACADEMY, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, combines a rigorous academic program with an integrated social emotional education to launch the next generation of leaders, thinkers, and world-changers. The curriculum is based on experiential and expeditionary adventure learning with a focus on STEAM—Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math—as well as extended field trips that allow the students to explore new environments and cultures. The school also heavily emphasizes the importance of social emotional learning, family involvement, and psychosocial support services for students. The school’s name honors Ryan Banks—a happy-go-lucky, 12-year-old boy—who was killed by gunfire just outside his home. Years later, his social worker assembled a team of community leaders to found the RYAN BANKS ACADEMY, so that underserved children in unsafe neighborhoods and from traumatic backgrounds could receive a high-quality education in a stimulating and protected environment.

Headquarters

Chicago, IL

Reach

Local

Founded

2014

Contact

(312) 585-5883

CLOZTALK donates 20% of net profit
back to its cause partners.

Simple Good

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

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

THE SIMPLE GOOD is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to connect the meaning of “good” from around the world in order to provide inspiration, hope and possibility for at-risk youth in Chicago and beyond. Using Social Emotional Learning Core Standards, mindfulness and art, our eight-week program is designed to take students through a path of discovering different meanings of “good” by journaling, drawing and creating a work of art on their "simple good." By raising awareness about the everyday positivity that surrounds us, THE SIMPLE GOOD aims to empower youth to be forces of positive change in their communities. THE SIMPLE GOOD was founded after our blog of 52 international photos of “good” went viral, and we realized that no matter where you go in the world, “good” means the same to all of us and that is what connects us as human beings.

Headquarters

Chicago, IL

Reach

International

Founded

2014

Contact

Hi@TheSimpleGood.com

(708) 408-0732

CLOZTALK donates 20% of net profit
back to its cause partners.

Special Fathers Network

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

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

SPECIAL FATHERS NETWORK is the signature program of the 21st Century Dads Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization established to address the epidemic of father absence in America. There are an estimated 24 million (4 out of every 10) children growing up across the United States without their fathers. Children from father-absent homes are 4 times more likely to grow up in poverty and 9 times more likely to drop out of high school. Our mission is to inspire dads to be present: physically, emotionally, financially and spiritually.

Headquarters

Barrington, IL

Reach

United States

Founded

2015

Contact

rsvp@21stCenturyDads.org

(800) 996-3237

CLOZTALK donates 20% of net profit
back to its cause partners.

StepUp

Inspiring Women To Inspire Girls

Inspiring Women To Inspire Girls

We believe all girls should have the opportunity to fulfill their potential. Through our impactful after-school and mentorship programs, Step Up seeks to empower girls living or going to school in under-resourced communities to become confident, college-bound, career-focused, and ready to join the next generation of professional women. Our programs are open to all girls enrolled in one of our Step Up partner high schools across the United States. 98-100% of Step Up seniors graduate high school and are accepted into college each year!

Headquarters

Los Angeles, CA

Reach

United States

Founded

1998

Website

SUWN.org

Contact

Chicago@SUWN.org

(312) 585-4995

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back to its cause partners.

Take No Bullying

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

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

TAKE NO BULLYING is a nonprofit organization founded by a bullying-and-suicide-attempt survivor and a group of local business owners, professionals and parents who were ready to join the fight against bullying. With more than 60% of bullying instances going unreported, the primary goal of TAKE NO BULLYING is to decrease the number of bullying cases. Through education and community programs, they seek to raise awareness about how to identify, address and prevent bullying. They have already provided more than 1000 “No Bullying” stickers to businesses across the country to display in their windows.

Headquarters

Glenview, IL

Reach

United States

Founded

2016

Contact

TNBglenview@gmail.com

(847) 951-0630

CLOZTALK donates 20% of net profit
back to its cause partners.

Thriving Elements

Create Access And Opportunities For Underrepresented Girls In STEM Through Mentoring

Create Access And Opportunities For Underrepresented Girls In STEM Through Mentoring

The daughter of immigrant parents, Janet Phan had to figure out ways to fund her higher education and navigate her own career path. Now a global technology and digital transformation consultant at PwC, Phan credits her advancement to several significant mentors who helped her to understand her own capabilities and untapped potential. THRIVING ELEMENTS aims to provide that same meaningful mentoring relationship to develop and empower young women in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) through high school, college and the early parts of their professional careers. The vision is that these young women in STEM will make a sustainable impact in their communities and inspire the next generation of women leaders.

Headquarters

Seattle, WA

Reach

United States

Founded

2016

Contact

Mentoring@ThrivingElements.org

(206) 304-2602

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back to its cause partners.

UCAN

Youth Who Have Suffered Trauma Can Become Our Future Leaders

Youth Who Have Suffered Trauma Can Become Our Future Leaders

Founded almost 150 years ago during the Civil War, UCAN’s vision is to help youth who have suffered trauma to become our future leaders. We seek to increase economic and social independence by providing programs that help to heal trauma, prevent violence, build strong families, and educate and empower our youth. Today, UCAN impacts over 13,000 at-risk youth and families across Illinois through more than 30 programs.

Headquarters

Chicago, IL

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Local

Founded

1869

Contact

Info@UCANChicago.org

(773) 588-0180

CLOZTALK donates 20% of net profit
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