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A Special Wish

A Special Wish Chicago

A Special Wish Chicago is the wish-granting foundation in the Chicagoland area dedicated to enlivening families with hope and joy by granting the wishes of local children and young adults, from birth through age 20, who have been diagnosed with life-threatening conditions. Learn More!

Access Living Chicago Charities

Access Living

Established in 1980, Access Living is a change agent committed to fostering an inclusive society that enables people with disabilities in Chicago to live fully-engaged and self-directed lives. Learn More!

Alive Rescue Chicago Charities

Alive Rescue

ALIVE Rescue is a sustainable animal rescue that protects the lives and the rights of animals. We believe every animal has the right to a well-balanced, socialized and fulfilled life. Learn More!

ALZ Association

Alzheimer’s Association

The mission of the ALZ Association is to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health. The Greater Illinois Chapter serves 68 counties in Illinois with offices in Bloomington, Carbondale, Chicago, Joliet, Rockford and Springfield. Learn More!

America Scores Chicago Charities

America SCORES Chicago

America SCORES Chicago strives to empower students in urban communities using soccer, writing, creative expression, and service-learning. Learn More!

Autism Speaks

Autism Speaks Chicago – AS2YP

Members of the Chicagoland chapter of Autism Speaks to Young Professionals (AS2YP) volunteer their time and talents to increase awareness, raise funds, serve as ambassadors of Autism Speaks, and participate as active members of the autism community. Learn More!

Avanse Formerly Charity 4 Life

Avanse f/k/a Charity4LIFE

Avanse is a Chicago based nonprofit working to advance the lives of street kids in Latin America and the Caribbean. Unicef estimates there are over 40 million street kids who live in these regions. The term “Street Kid” is used to refer to a vulnerable group of children whose lives are spent either living or working on the streets. Avanse practices a progressive model for nonprofits with a focus on improving the capacity, delivery and availability of education and life skills programs for street kids. The charity works directly with reputable boots on the ground nonprofits to make a true impact on the lives of street kids. Learn More!

Big Brothers Big Sisters Chicago Charities

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Chicago

As the nation’s largest donor and volunteer supported mentoring network, Big Brothers Big Sisters makes meaningful, monitored matches between adult volunteers (“Bigs”) and children (“Littles”), ages 6 through 18, in communities across the country. Learn More!

CASA Cook County

CASA of Cook County

CASA of Cook County speaks up in court for abused and neglected children and ensures that children live in safe, permanent homes. CASA of Cook County’s trained volunteers research cases and provide valuable information to the court. Judges rely on this additional information to make the best decisions about children’s futures. CASA dedicates one volunteer advocate to champion one child; ensuring that the child’s voice is present in court even if the child is not. Learn More!

Chicago Fire Foundation Chicago Charities

Chicago Fire Foundation – Chicago Fire (MLS)

The Chicago Fire’s goal on the field is to play hard and win. Its goal off the field is to contribute to the quality of life in Chicago and its surrounding communities. Learn More!

Chicago Run Chicago Charities

Chicago Run

Chicago Run is a non-profit organization whose mission is to promote the health and wellness of Chicago children through innovative, engaging, and sustainable youth running programs. Learn More!

EverThrive Illinois

EverThrive Illinois

EverThrive Illinois works to improve the health of women, children, and families throughout their entire lifespan through community engagement, partnerships, policy analysis, education, and advocacy. Learn More!

Flashes of Hope Chicago Charities

Flashes of Hope

Flashes of Hope is a nonprofit organization that changes the way children with cancer and other life threatening illnesses see themselves through the gift of photography and raises money for pediatric cancer research. Learn More!

Imerman Angels Chicago Charities

Imerman Angels

Imerman Angels carefully matches and individually pairs a person touched by cancer (a cancer fighter or survivor) with someone who has fought and survived the same type of cancer (a Mentor Angel). Learn More!

Griffith Tutoring Chicago Charities

Griffith Tutoring

Griffith Tutoring is a non-profit organization whose mission is to combat this reality by partnering with corporations and community minded organizations to offer free ACT preparation coursework to at-risk Chicago high school students. Chicago’s public school system fails to adequately prepare its students for the ACT college entrance exam, creating a significant barrier to a college education for many low-income students.
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Marillac St. Vincent Family Services

As stewards of the Vincentian spirit, Marillac Social Center is committed to strengthening and empowering those most in need to reach their greatest potential. They fulfill our mission through quality programs for children, teens, families, and seniors. Learn More!

 

One Tail at a Time Chicago Charities

One Tail at a Time

One Tail at a Time is an all breed no-kill dog rescue that services the Chicagoland area. They focus on intaking dogs in danger of euthanasia from area shelters that are overpopulated and in need of help. Learn More!

PAWS Chicago

PAWS Chicago

PAWS (Pets Are Worth Saving) Chicago is the largest no-kill humane organization in the Midwest. Through innovative Angels with Tails dog and cat adoption events held on weekends at shopping centers and retail stores, PAWS Chicago is saving lives and educating the public. Learn More!

Perspectives Charter Schools

Perspectives Charter Schools

Perspectives operates five open-enrollment public schools serving 2,300 students in grades 6-12 in the communities of Auburn Gresham, Bronzeville, and the South Loop. Committed to providing access to top quality public school education throughout Chicago, Perspectives seeks to ensure that all students graduate prepared to succeed in college and in life. Learn More!

Positive Coaching Alliance Chicago Charities

Positive Coaching Alliance

Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA) is transforming youth sports so sports can transform youth. Through partnerships with more than 1,100 youth sports organizations, leagues, schools and cities nationwide, PCA has conducted 6,000-plus workshops for youth sports coaches, parents, organizational leaders and athletes. Learn More!

Renaissance Social Services, Inc.

Renaissance Social Services, Inc.

Renaissance Social Services, Inc. (RSSI) is ending homelessness in Chicago through prevention, housing and supportive services. Learn More!

Special Olympics Illinois

Special Olympics Illinois

Special Olympics began in Illinois with the first games at Soldier Field in July 1968 thanks to the efforts of Eunice Kennedy Shriver and her peers. There are now more than 4.4 million athletes in 170 countries. Through programming in sports, health, education and community building, Special Olympics is changing the lives of people with intellectual disabilities solving the global injustice, isolation, intolerance and inactivity they face. Learn More!

Urban Initiatives Chicago Charities

Urban Initiatives

Urban Initiatives is a nonprofit organization that runs a health and education soccer program, called the Work to Play Program, in Chicago Public Schools (CPS). Learn More!

WITS Chicago Charities

WITS Chicago

WITS Chicago promotes literacy and the love of reading among Chicago’s youth by providing one-on-one tutoring and mentoring. Proudly serving Chicago Public Schools for more than twenty years. Learn More!

Young Irish

Young Irish Fel­low­ship Club of Chicago

The Young Irish is a volunteer-based orga­ni­za­tion invit­ing peo­ple of all eth­nic back­grounds to explore the Irish cul­ture, meet new friends in the com­mu­nity, and help sup­port
Chicagoland charities. In 2015, focus efforts on raising money for Ignite the Spirit and the Danny Did Foundation.Learn More!

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