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Agency NameContactAgency PurposeIssue Area
ABJ Community Services, Inc.Victoria BradyMeet the physical, emotional and social needs of families and children.Education
Access LivingRodney EstvanThe YIELD THE POWER TO THE YOUTH project is an innovative demonstration grant for youth with disabilities designed to increase the participation of youth with disabilities in mainstream workforce development activities.People with Disabilities
Active Transportation AllianceEric BjorlinNon-profit bicycling, pedestrain and public transit advocacy organization.Transportation
Alden-Northmoor Rehabilitation and Health Care Center, Inc.Pinky SmithA service-based company with a mission of achieving quality of life for its residents through an environment that enhances a holistic approach, providing personal growth, individuality, and respect.Senior Citizen Support
Alliance for the Great Lakes (formerly Lake Michigan Federation)Katie LarsonWorks to conserve and restore the world's largest freshwater resource through policy, education and local efforts aimed at preserving the Great Lakes region as a national treasure.Environment
Alternatives, Inc.Marty McConnellDevelop and provide services for youth and their families which facilitate personal development and strengthen family relationships.Education
American Friends Service CommitteeDarlene GramignaTwo programs offered this year: Scholarship for undocumented and micro-lending. Students can learn about funding, as well as how to start a small business. Contact Darlene for more information. Education, Community Development
American Red CrossEboni PrinceHelp people prevent, prepare for, and respond to emergencies.Public Health
Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's HospitalKim NyquistPromote health and the well-being of childrenHealth
Anti-Cruelty Society Robyn DellahousayeThe Anti-Cruelty Society exists to prevent cruelty to animals and to advance humane education.Animals
Asian Health Coalition of IllinoisJoseph CamariAHCI works to improve the health and well being of all Asian American and Pacific Islanders in Illinois through services and programs.Public Health
Aspira of IllinoisYvette N. NievesEmpower Latino youth to develop as leaders and empower them to success.Education
BUILD, Inc.Alexis HardyRedirect the behavior of gang-affiliated youth and potential recruits to improve their chances to lead productive, fulfilling lives.Education
Bella Cuisine Kids Cooking ClubLatrice McArthurEncourage children to make healthy eating a part of their lives and combat childhood obesity.Health
Benton HouseKristina TandillaTo enrich the quality of life of both the individual residents and the neighborhood as a whole.Community Development
Bethel New LifeDan CooperFacilitating redevelopment and economic growth of the community.Community Development
Boys & Girls Clubs of ChicagoKatie HuckabyInspire and enable all young people, especially those from disadvantaged circumstances, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible, caring citizens. Public Health, Education
Breakthrough Urban Ministries: Fresh MarketValerie Davenport The mission of the Fresh Market is to end hunger and transform neighborhoods in East Garfield Park by extending Dignity, Community, and Hope. 
Brighton Park Neighborhood CouncilFlor EsquivelProvide space for youth to get together to disscuss issues that may affect themselves and their communities.Community Development
BuildOnPaul BoyeEnhancing education and empowering youth in the U.S. to make a positive difference in their communities while helping people of developing countries increase their self-reliance through education. Education
CORE Music FoundationYakira JamesCORE Music Foundations aims to provide educational programming and scholarships in the arts, mainly music and literacy. We provide outlets for creative expression, social interaction, and empowerment. We also provide workshops on songwriting, drumlines and more.Culture, Education
Cair ChicagoGerald HankersonCAIR-Chicago is the main office of the Illinois chapter of CAIR (Council on American-Islamic Relations) serving the neighboring Midwest. CAIR is the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy group. CAIR-Chicago is a not-for-profit organization registered in Illinois. Though it leverages the resources, expertise, and knowledgebase of CAIR (based in Washington), it functions as an independent organization that sets its own strategy and goCivil Rights, civic engagement
Cara Program, TheDebra MichaelsThe Cara Program prepares and inspires motivated individuals to break the cycle of homelessness, transform their lives, strengthen our communities, and forge paths to real and lasting success.Community Development, Homelessness
Carole Robertson Center for LearningLinda MaciasThe Carole Robertson Center for Learning is dedicated to nurturing, supporting, and strengthening family life through quality child, youth, and family development programs. The Center serves Metropolitan Chicago families and facilitates community advocacy on child and family issues. Education
Casa CentralMegan KissellStabilize and empower individuals and familiies, encourage self sufficiency, and promote healthy family and community functioning.Senior Citizen Support
Catholic CharitiesSurenthia SimsProvide services that impacts the quality of life for individuals.Community Development
Catholic Charities Archdiocese of ChicagoZulma ColonProvide compassionate, competent, and professional services that strengthen and support individuals and families. Community Development
Center for Community Academic Success PartnershipsParis Lacour Children, Education, Sports
Center for Community AdvocacyClarence DavidsonRemove cultural, socioeconomic barriers, promoting generational educational failure and poverty.Community Development
Center for Community AdvocacyClarence DavidsonRemove cultural, socio-economic barriers promoting generational educational failure and poverty. Housing
Center for Economic ProgressAngela PerkinsIncrease economic opportunities for low-income families by improving the effectiveness and efficiency of public benefit and entitlement programs.Community Development
Center for General and Applied EducationDr. Riaz HaquePrepares students for learning science via an integrated curriculum consisting of 150 concepts and skills in a practical, hands-on lab setting thus making science subjects such as chemistry, physics and biology easy to understand and learn. Education
Centers for New HorizonsMarshall DouglasDevelop the capacity of families to become self-reliant, improve the quality of their lives,and participate in the re-vitalization of the community.Community Development
Chesterfield Community CouncilEli WashingtonTo promote, unify, and assist in all endeavors pertaining to the Chesterfield community.Senior Citizen Support, Education
Chicago CaresErin Rasler, Katie ClendenningRespond to critical human service, environmental, and education needs by creating volunteer service programs fostering ethic of volunteerism and promote sense of community.Community Development, Civic Engagement
Chicago Coalition for the HomelessHannah WillageWorks to impact public policy to address the root causes of homelessness.Homelessness, Civic Engagement
Chicago CommonsEddie AnguianoChicago Commons partners with individuals, families, and community to overcome poverty, discriminaions, and isolation.Community Development
Chicago Lights Tutoring/ Arts & Meals ProgramMeghan Jane StegemannThe Tutoring and Scholarship Programs employes long-term one-on-one relationships to foster intellectual, ethical, and personal skills that create healthy self-esteem and open doors to educational opportunities for Chicago's underserved children and youth.Education
Chicago Park DistrictDana AndrewsProvide recreational opportunities for the citizens of Chicago.Recreation
Chicago Virtual Charter SchoolJose BrevilTo be Chicago families' first choice as partner to provide an individualized motivating parent-involved educational opportunity of exceptional quality for their children. Education
Chicago Youth CentersNichele PoreInvest in youth in underserved Chicago neighborhoods to help them discover and realize their full potentialEducation, Youth
Chicagoland Memory Bridge Initiative (CMBI)Michael VerdeMemory Bridge is dedicated to keeping people with dementia meaningfully connected to other people. At Memory Bridge, we create programs that connect people with Alzheimer?s disease and related dementias to family, friends, and other people in their local community. We also create programs that reveal to the general public the depths of memory that dementia does not erase. Health, Literacy
Children's Place Association, TheNatalie KnightImprove the quality of life for children and their families who are affected by HIV/AIDS or other life-threatening or serious health conditions.Health
Chinese Mutual Aid AssociationConnie Chang or Heather TurnbullDelivers social services, enhances cultural exchanges, and develops support for Chicago's refugee and immigrant community.Youth, Immigration
Christ Evangelical Lutheran ChurchMelissa RuizTo provide various services to the local community.Education, Community Development
Christopher HouseLindsey BaumgartnerChristopher House is a catalyst for helping at-risk children from birth to age 18 thrive by taking a comprehensive approach to education and creating lifelong learners. We focus on each child’s overall growth and development which has a positive, measurable impact on their ability to succeed. Education, Community Development
Church World ServiceDawn HansenCWS is an international aid agency, provide disaster relief, service to refugees, and self-help development projects around the world.Hunger, Poverty
Cinema/Chicago-YouthRebecca FonsPromote and coordinate youth film festivalArts
City of Hope ChicagoKaren RollesDedicated to the prevention, treatment, and cure of cancer and other life-threatening diseases through innovative research and patient care.Health
Civic Education ProjectJill ManskeThe Civic Education Project combines traditional education and community service to promote civic responsibility among young people. Through innovative school year programs and summer courses, the Civic Education Project offers promising young people opportunities to learn and serve in communities across the country, developing knowledge, experience, and leadership skills to make a positive impact on society.Civic Engagement
Claretian AssociatesGraciela RobledoProvide quality, affordable housing and related services, assist residents in leadership development, create healthy green space, and encourage youth participation.Community Development, Community Engagement
Community TV NetworkMichael ChandlerCommunity TV Network, CTVN, a leader in community access to media empowers low-income young adults and children in Chicago to identify, address, and resolve issues through the use and understanding of digital media arts. Our programs offer hands on education in video production as well as full curricula in media literacy.Arts
Constitutional Rights FoundationDee RunaasHelps young people develop the skills, knowledge, and attitudes necessary through law-related education programs for elementary and secondary students and their teachers to serve their communities and nation as active, responsible citizens.Civic Education
Cosmopolitan Chamber of CommerceCarnice CareyPromote the development of a broader economic base of under-utilized businesses.Community Development
Council for Jewish Elderly (Chicago)Cookie RubinThe mission of CJE SeniorLife is to facilitate independence of older adults and to enhance quality of life by advocating on their behalf and by offering programs and services throughout the continuum of care for individuals, families and the community. Aging
Cuentos FoundationMichele Feder-NadoffGives voice to the stories of our diverse communities through the collaborative art programs that are created and facilitated. Arts
Deborah's PlaceSarah LetsonServes women who are homeless in Chicago, providing food, shelter, and supportive services.Homelessness
Designs for ChangeLiberty DelavegaCreating successful learning paths for children, youth, and the adults who guide them. Civic Engagement
Easter Seals Gilchrist MarchmenMorayma CancelTo provide services for families and individuals with special needs, as well as educational services for children ages 3-5.Disabilties
Emergency FundKimberly HolleyThe Emergency Fund provides immediate financial assistance to help Chicago area individuals and families through a crisis or transition.Relief
Family MattersTawanna Browncommunity strengthening, youth development, family engagement (including education, health and wellness, social and emotional learning, leadership development, etc.)Community Development, Education
Field Museum, TheKate CaryCreate opportunities for teens to provide education experiences at the museum.Education
Flannery ApartmentsSameerah AlmanzaHousing for low-income Seniors.Elderly
Forest Preserve District of Cook CountyCassie HatzfeldAcquire and hold lands containing one or more natural forests to protect and preserve flora and fauna for the education, pleasure, and recreation of the public.Environment
Friends of the Chicago RiverMark HauserWorks with schools to develop service projects that focus on the Chicago River and its watershed.Environment
Friends of the Forest PreserveBenjamin Cox or Alice BrandonPreserve, protect, and restore the Forest Preserves of Cook County for the benefit of people and nature.Environment
Friends of the ParksMary Eileen SullivanPreserve, protect and improve parks and foster appreciation for the parks' many contributions to the quality of urban life. FOTP works to promote increased public/private commitment to our historic system of parks and open spaces.Environment
Gads Hill CenterBrian StokesServes the low income population of the lower West Side, providing programs for children, youth, and families.Health
Gender JUSTAndres GallegosDevelop leadership of LGBTG young people by organizing for safe and affirming education.Youth
Germano-Millgate Tenants AssociationReeda BrownProvide services to youth including tutoring, homework assistance, recreation, leadership development, employment, and community education. Youth
Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and NW IndianaAshley ChristiansonGirl Scouts has always been about leadership. Our new Girl Scout leadership experience program provides a reasearch-based framework to help girls discover their strengths, connect with others, and take action to bring change.Children
Global Alliance for AfricaLinda StolzPartner with African organizations to benefit chidren of orphans due to HIV/AIDS in Chicago and East Africa.Health
God Squad, Inc.Rev. Arnell SmithDevelop and build character growth and emotional stability.Youth
Greater Chicago Food DepositoryOwenThe Greater Chicago Food Depository, Chicago’s food bank, is a nonprofit food distribution and training center providing food for hungry people while striving to end hunger in our community. The Food Depository distributes donated and purchased food through a network of 650 pantries, soup kitchens and shelters to 678,000 adults and children in Cook County every year.Hunger
Growing PowerErica HouglandGrowing Power transforms communities by supporting people from diverse backgrounds and the environments in which they live through the development of Community Food Systems. These systems provide high-quality, safe, healthy, affordable food for all residents in the community. Growing Power develops Community Food Centers, as a key component of Community Food Systems, through training, active demonstration, outreach, and technical assistance. Community Development, Hunger
Heartland Human Care Services (a partner of Heartland Alliance)Katie Achieve freedom from want, fear, and injustice for people marginalzied by poverty, displacement and vulnerable situations by providing basic human needs and building strengths.Community Development
Hegewisch Chamber of CommerceAmy Davis"Pride in our Community; Faith in our Future"Community Development
Hegewisch Community CommitteePatti WojcikowskiOrganize community resources to provide programs for juvenile delinquency prevention and services to uplift families.Education
Hispanocare, IncLucy AquinoServes the latino community since 1988.Health
Horner Park of Chicago Park DistrictMarc HebertEnhance the quality of life in Chicago by becoming the leading provider of recreation and leaisure opportunities.Recreation
Hostelling InternationalMegan JohnsonHelp all, especially the young, gain a greater understanding of the world and its people through hostelling.Culture
Housing Opportunities & Maintenance for the ElderlyMike LazHOME preserves the independence and dignity of low-income elderly city-wide through a variety of housing and support services through weatherization projects, home painting, free moving and furniture, free shopping bus service, and free handyman services for elderly homeowners. Senior Citizen Support
I AM ABLE Center for FamilyJuanita ShelbyThe mission of IAMABLE is to holistically demonstrate the love of Jesus Christ by seeking to enhance the resilience of love.Community Education
Illinois Caucus for Adolescent HealthNikki ZaleskiTo promote a positive approach to adolescent sexual health and comprehensive support for the Chicago community.Health, Youth
Illinois Coaltion for School Health CentersJennifer WeisenseeFoster the development, stabilization and expansion of school health centers.Public Health
Illinois Council Against Handgun ViolenceKate WilliamsonICHV works to reduce death and injury due to hand gun violence by educating the public, advocating for policy solutions, and mobilizing people to take action.Violence
Illinois Fatherhood InitiativeSean ScanlonConnect children and fathers by promoting responsible fatherhood and equiping men to become better fathers.Education
Illinois Global PartnershipGrazella FigiThe Illinois Global Partnership will be an advocate for international trade, investment and tourism promotion in Illinois. The organization will promote Illinois within the U.S. and abroad as a vital center for business in the global economy.Economic Development
Illinois Health Education ConsortiumCarla GreenProvides health education to peers and residents, provides multiple language accessability.Health
Illinois Maternal & Child Health CoalitionDizya MohanlittleIMCHC is dedicated to promoting and improving their health and well-being through advocacy, education, community empowerment and policy development.Health
Impact MinistriesCatrina TurnerProvide a safe and fun learning environment for children ages 2-12 by supplying tutoring, games and bible studyEducation
Indiana Dunes National LakeshoreCliff GoinsThe National Park Service preserves unimpaired the natural and cultural resources and values of the national park system for the enjoyment, education, and inspiration of this and future generations.Environment
Indo American CenterAminat OdunewuuProvides a variety of tutoring assistance, specifically English for adults and provides assistance with the children's academic tutoring program and also provides assistance for seniors and working with computers.Education
Insight ArtsCaphira PalmerNurture and support the development of cultural work that promotes social justice and defends human rights.Arts
Inspiration CorporationAnna MangahasProvide people affected by homelessness and poverty with essential social services that create choices and enable our participants to lead happier, more fulfilling lives.Homelessness
Interfaith Worker JusticeCathy JuniaTo educate, organize, and mobilize the religious community on issues and campaigns that will improve wages, benefits, and working conditions for low-wage workers.Community Development
Junior AchievementMelissa HawleyTo inspire & educate young children to value the free enterprise system, business & economics to improve the quality of their lives.Youth Services
KAM Isaiah Israel CongregationRobert NevelKAM Isaiah Israel has a history of doing powerful and timely social justice work, both locally and globally. The Social Justice Committee is a dynamic part of KAM Isaiah Israel, with our food justice and sustainability program, including our gardens, education advocacy programs, interfaith outreach, and young leadership summer program.Civic engagement, Hunger
Kids in DangerLaura NikolovskaProtect children by improving children's product safety.Youth
Korean American Community ServicesStephanie SealsWe celebrate our ethnicity and empower all members of our community by providing educational, legal, health and social services.Education, Community Development
La Rabida Children's HospitalJudi BlakemoreCare for children with chronic illness, disabilities, or who have been abused, regardless of their family's ability to pay.Health
Lakisha Tanksley-Simpson Scholarship FdtnLetricia A. DixonMake a positive difference in the lives of those direclty affected by the adversities of breast cancer through financial assistance for higher education. Health
Latinos ProgresandoLuis GutierrezProvide low-cost legal immigration services, community education and engagement, and advocacy and organizing around issues that affect immigrants. Youth, Immigration
Leukemia and Lymphoma SocietyAmy DavieauLLS works to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease, and myeloma and improve the quality of life for its patients. Health
Lincoln Park Community ShelterDana FuruyamaThe Lincoln Park Community Shelter brings our community together to empower homeless men and women to make life changes.Hunger, Homlessness
Little Black Pearl WorkshopChinyera MoodyDedicated to the education and advancement of our community youth through the areas of art and culture. LBPW creates avenues for exposure to art and culture while teaching the profitable connection between art, education, and business.Arts
Little Village Community Development CorporationAlex VelazquezHere at LVCDC.org you can learn the answer to that question, and more. Community development, or CD, is a group of practices and disciplines by activists, civic leaders, professionals and involved citizens to enhance several aspects of their communities. Community Development
Logan Square Neighborhood AssociationJulietteOrganize community leaders to make the Logan Square area an excellent place to live, work, worship, and attend school.Community Development
Lookingglass Theatre CompanyLizzie PerkinsCreate vibrant new works for the American stage. Dedicated to the principle that theatre can be a potent means of discovery and a powerful tool for integrating personal and social change.Arts
Loretto HospitalTrish McKinnorLoretto Hospital is a not-for-profit based organization which partners with its physicians, employees, and the communities it serves to provide quality, patient-centered care that promotes wellness and education.Health
March of DimesJamie SchererPrevent birth defects, premature birth and infant death.Health
Marcy NewberryGertie RicksAs strong role models, mentors provide a positive influence on youths.Youth
Metropolitan Asian Family ServicesSantosh KumarProvides assistance with Public Aid, Medicaid, and education opportunities (ESL), and provide assistance to the elderly.Community Development
Mikva ChallengeBrian BradyMikva Challenge gets high school students involved in the nuts and bolts of democracy.Civic Education
Mount Sinai HospitalTondalaya Shepard-TurnerProvide highest possible health care to all regardless of their ability to serve.Health
Mr. Malo Youth CenterJohn SantanaPrevention of delinquency and providing safer community for youth and their families.Youth
Muscular Dystrophy Association Jackie LutcharchTo find a cure for 43 different neuromuscular diseases. We help by fundraising and providing services.Health
Museum of Contemporary ArtElena GoetzProduce art, ideas, community, and conversation around the creative process in order to be a conscious leader of local necessity and international distinction. Arts
Museum of Science & IndustryCharles BrassTo inspire the inventive genius of everyone!Arts, Culture, Education
Natalie FinnKaitlyn BohlinProvides science education and opportunities in astronomy.Education, Public Programs, Astronomy
National Multiple Sclerosis SocietyJocelyn ChengEnd the devastating effects of multiple sclerosis.Aging
National Runaway SwitchboardMichelle VosProvide crisis intervention and referrals for youth and their families through a national switchboard.Youth
Near North Development CorpSherrice HoffmanInvests in the community through the development, maintenance, and improvement of quality, mixed income housing and supportive services.Housing
Neighborhood Technology Resource Center (NTRC)Jennea BivensUse of assest based approach in the creation of educational, career development and job placement and community public access programs to prepare users for economic and social relief sufficiency.Youth
New Generation Fancy Drill TeamJames CraftonProvides a non-traditional, recreational, physical fitness, education and cultural enrichment experience for public housing and inner city youth. Involvement provides youth with a positive alternative to the negative lures of the streets. Youth
New Hope ChallengeScott SalbeckTo create ongoing communial outreach.Hunger
Newberry Academy/Discovery GardenJean CapperEducation of children.Recreation
North River CommissionCasey BaxleyProvide an organization where all community interest groups can meet to express view, discover common goals, and take action as a group to effectuate those goals.Community Development
Northside Housing and Supportive ServicesMandee RussellEnd homelessness by providing individuals with housing and comprehensive support services. Homelessness
Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Volunteer OfficeMary Keang Health
Openlands ProjectJulie SamuelsProtects, expands, and enhances open space--land and water--to provide a healthy natural environment as well as a more livable place for all people of Northeastern Illinois.Environment
Operation Rainbow PushRenee Thomas  
Partnership for a Better RoselandLauren WaltonTo improve the health, safety, and wellness of the youth in the greater Roseland Community.Education, Community Development
Peace MuseumRebecca WilliamsExplores creative and non-violent solutions to social issues through education, community involvement and exhibitions.Arts
Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, TheJill DoubThe Nature Museum helps urban dwellers to connect to the natural world through scientific learning and environmental programsEducation
Pilsen/Little Village Community Mental Health CenterAlice KrzakProvide access to culturally relevant health and social services and to empower individuals and families.Education
Polish American AssociationEda Darga or Mark PrejznerImprove the well-being of individuals and to strengthen the community.Children and Youth
Project ExplorationChristian Greer Make science accessible to the public especially minority youth and girls through personalzed experiences with science and scientists. Education
Project LinusLinda Neuman Provides security blankets to seriously ill and traumatized childrenCommunity Development, Arts
Project VIDALouis MorenoProvide HIV prevention and direct service to youth and adults who are affected by and infected with HIV/AIDS or may be at risk.Health
Public AlliesEbony ScottIdentify a diverse group of talented young adults and create opportunities for them to practice leadership through placements with community organizations.Community Development
Pui Tak CenterConnie LeungProvides an opportunity to assist in teaching or other educational opportunties in ESL and tutoring.Youth
REAL (Respect, Excellence, Attitute, and Leadership)Horace Hall and Darrick Tovar-MurrayMentoring program that provides students of all ages with life skills considered essential for success both in and out of school. Education
Rainbow HouseIrena DubielDomestic violence shelter providing shelter and outreach services to individuals, families and communities.Violence
Redeeming Grace ChurchValerie BrownTo help those in needHunger
Renaissance Social ServiceTodd LillethunAssist homeless and disabled individuals and their families to find permanent housing in inpendent environments and provide support, referrals, and crisis intervention to assist clients with housing and economic independence toward self-sufficiency.Housing
Residents for Effective Shelter Transition (REST)Kari AosvedProvides safe, quality, overnight shelter and assist homeless individuals who desire independent living in permanent housing.Homelessness
Respiratory Health AssociationIyana MasonPromote healthy lungs and fight against lung diseases through research, advocacy, and education. Health
Rogers Park AYSOSteve GarrettYouth soccer leagueRecreation
Roseland Business Development CouncilLedall EdwardsEnhance, improve, and increase the viability of the Roseland business community.Community Development
Rush Hour Concerts at St. JamesJulie HutchisonPromote the experience of classical music in a welcoming, widely accessible and culturally rich environment. Arts
Rush University Medical CenterTerence MaynardProvide health care services, education, and training for healthcare professionals; improve the community; foster individual growth and satisfaction of employees and volunteers.Health
SGA Youth and Family ServicesCarrieSupoprts the emotional and social development of Chicago area adolescents and young adults by providing therapy, prevention, case management, and other supportive services for individuals and families. Youth
SHAREcircleGuerra FreitasSharecircle helps save lives, create economic opportunities and restore hope for refugees of war in Angola.Arts, Culture
Salvation ArmyKim DunsterTo meet human needs without discrimination.Poverty
San Jose Obrero MissionImelda RodriguezSan Jose Obrero Mission is a haven for women and children or men in crisis as they strive to secure permanent housing and improve their lives for the long-term.Hunger, Homlessness
School of the Art InstituteMichael MitchellYoung artists are offered the opportunity to create and explore at one of the country's top art schools adn museum.Education
Shedd AquariumWill HenryAt Shedd Aquarium, animals connect you to the living world, inspiring you to make a difference. Environment
South Central Community ServicesPatricia Daniels Youth
South Side Help CenterVanessa SmithProvide residents with the prevention and intervention services and to empower them with life saving information nd develop social interaction skills of youth through positive and constytructive activities.Community Development
Southeast Asia CenterMindy NewmanBuild bridges of understanding adn cooperation among all south-east Asian people as well as between people of eastern and western upbringing.Education
Southwest Youth CollaborativeCamille OdehBuild cross-cultural understanding, a collaborative network of innovative youth and family services, youth and community leadership, volunteer involvement, and foster community activism around issues affecting children, youth, and families.Youth
Special Olympics ChicagoSusan FoegeThe Special Olympics mission is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disability, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.Disabilties
Swedish American Museum Jessie AucoinBeing a unifying force in the promotion of Swedish American heritage and ethnic people.Education
Swedish Covenant HospitalDeborah McWherterMeet the health care needs of resident in the communities surrounding the hospital.Health
TARGET Area DevCorpRev. Autry PhillipsTeach area residents in Auburn and Gresham to take part in community development.Community Development
The Blessed ChildLaTonya HarrisTo reach out to families with children ages 3-14 citywide by providing support to parents and guardians in an effort to promote positive growth.Community Development, Hunger
The Catherine Cook School (CCS)Blaire StromCCS is a Chicago independent preparatory school serving pre-school to 8th grade. We are an inclusive learning community dedicated to inspiring personal excellence and educating children for life.Learning Center
Tourette Syndrome Association of IllinoisSande ShamashProvides services and support to individuals with Tourette Syndrome and their families, the public and professionals.Recreation
Training and Educational Resources for Children (TERC)Joann TatePromote educational programs that incorporate prevention and intervention practices in the disciplines of arts, cultures, horticulture, and environmental improvement. Also to inspire young people to develop entrepreneurial skills.Environment
Two Li'l fishes CafeWill PruitThe heart of 2 Li'l Fishes is helping our neighbors in need, without fanfare, frills or formality. Hard work, sacrifice and focus make the program work.Hunger, Homlessness
UCAN (Uhlich Children's Advantage Network)Ellen AcevedoUhlich helps hundreds of abused and neglected children break generational cycles of violence through a variety of programs and services.Youth
Union League Boys and Girls ClubMargie Cepeda-VargasA community-based organization serving the children and youth of the club area.Youth
Urban AspirationsMarcus BurksFacilitate the aspirations of Chicago's urban artist.Arts
Urban Future Leaders of the WorldTerrance ModuthagamEmpower and inspire youth to help solve issues in their communities through individual service projects.Community Engagement
VITAS Innovative Hospice CareTerry GreenProvides human services, products and case management to terminally ill. Health, Aging
Variety-the Children's Charity of IllinoisVince PagoneThe mission of Variety-the Children's Charity of Illinois is to provide funding and services for4 programs that strive to alleviate suffering and improve the quality of life for children who are mentally and physically challenged, abused, sick homeless or underprivileged.Youth, Disabilities
Vernon Park Church of God Domestic MissionsQuincy DywerAssistance to families in need of human services and other support services.Community Development
Vietnamese Association of IllinoisMs. Lephuong TranProvides a variety of educational and community services. All ages of volunteers contribute to provide educational assist and mentoring to younger children, while providing class room assistance.Education
WTTW Channel 11Yusif GarciaSince 1955, WTTW Channel 11 has been a source of education, information, and entertainment, providing Chicago, the Midwest, and the nation with high-quality television programs. WTTW has an honored history as a center for original television production and a broadcast leader.Arts
West Side Health AuthorityJeffery Smith; Carolyn FlowersUse the capacity of local people to improve the health and well-being of West Side residents and preserve existing institutions associated with health services.Youth
World Vision ChicagoNicole AnthonyProvides tangible, life-changing hope to the poorest of the poor, focusing on helping children achieve their God-given potential by tackling the root causes of poverty.Children, Poverty
YMCA of Metro Chicago Linda Dean YMCAs collaborate with public service providers, government agencies, churches and neighborhood associations to improve life quality and encourage individual achievement. Community Development, Recreation
Youth CommunicationRachael CainYouth must be heard and understood. The expression and sharing of their experiences, concerns, and solutions is critical to the ability to share their present and future worlds. Youth Communication provides Chicago youth with mass media vehicles to voice their ideas. We provide journalism training and media opportunities.Youth
Youth United for DarfurValerie KiebalaYouth United for Darfur aims to unite student activists around Chicago, increase awareness, raise money to promote education, and show the world that teenagers won’t stand for genocide!Cutlure, Education