The mission statements of nonprofits that have been submitted to our company and are making a social impact in the Chicago area are below! Click here to request your mission statement to be added to our website.
A Boy and His Dream Foundation
The foundation seeks to provide youth the ability to take charge of their lives and overcome obstacles and adversities. The determination to succeed, no matter the cost, is a story we believe is one that gives hope. A Boy and His Dream Foundation's focus is to give back to communities the opportunities and knowledge to be successful and healthy. We achieve this through feeding the homeless, speaking events, and educating our youth through pro bono workshops on local, national and international levels. Our goal is to inspire struggling youth to realize there is hope for their future, and to inspire change. We hope you join us on this journey.
To provide a platform that builds trust between people, nonprofit organizations, and businesses. Everyone being totally transparent with each other. Being accountable for whatever results show up. Mutual respect of each other’s differences. And that’s only the beginning. A better community for all occurs!
Accelerate Institute Accelerate Institute is committed to closing the achievement gap by creating high-impact, transformational school leaders that accelerate student achievement.
Adjoin Fund (YOUTH - Human Services) The mission of The Adjoin Fund is grade-level reading for public school African American boys in grades six through eight.
A Little Bit of Heaven (ALBOH) (HOMELESSNESS - Human Services) A Little Bit of Heaven's mission is to provide food, housing and clothing to indigent and homeless men for their physical, social and psychological needs.
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) Saves lives and brings hope to those affected by suicide.
A Silver Lining Foundation Mission: To ensure dignified, respectful and equal access to quality cancer education and services for all, by creating meaningful partnerships with community, advocacy and healthcare organizations.
Avon 39 The Avon Breast Cancer Crusade seeks to improve breast cancer outcomes and reduce disparities in survival rates at the community and national levels. Our strategic grant making reflects: a holistic and place-based approach in high-need areas throughout the United States; a commitment to enabling access to medical advances and support services for breast cancer patients, particularly those from vulnerable populations; and a commitment to investing in research on the prevention, diagnostics, and treatment of breast cancer. The Avon Breast Cancer Crusade focuses on care and seeks to help across the continuum of breast cancer - not only helping those who are at risk or diagnosed with the disease today, but also research into finding better treatments for tomorrow.
Bright Pink (CANCER -Health) Bright Pink is on a mission to save women's lives from breast and ovarian cancer by empowering them to live proactively at a young age.
By the Hand Club for Kids We are a Christ-centered, after-school program that takes kids by the hand and walks with them through college, helping them have abundant life—mind, body and soul. Chicago Foundation for Education (TEACHERS - Education and Research) Chicago Foundation for Education (CFE) empowers teachers to inspire Chicago's public school students through meaningful, high quality learning experiences.
Chicago Lights (Human Services) Chicago Lights provides hope and opportunity to our city’s children, youth, and adults who face the challenges of poverty. Through supportive relationships and diverse programs, we empower people to thrive academically, secure economic stability, lead healthy lives, and build community.
Chicago Parks Foundation (Environment) The mission of the Chicago Parks Foundation is to build a stronger community dedicated to supporting and conserving parks in Chicago.
Chicago Publishers Resource Center (Arts, Culture and Humanities) The Chicago Publishers Resource Center (CHIPRC) is a non-profit that strives to build community and foster creativity by providing access to the space, education, and resources necessary to create and self-publish literary and visual work.
Chinese American Service League (Human Services) A nurturing hub within the heart of Chinatown, the Chinese American Service League (CASL) connects families and individuals of all ages with the vital support they need to thrive and contribute to the greater Chicago community.
Classical Kids Music Education (YOUTH - Arts, Culture and Humanities) To provide children with an exciting and educational point of entry into the world of classical music by humanizing the lives of the great composers, creating an emotional connection to their musical masterpieces, and inspiring a personal excellence that leads to greater achievement and success in life.
Community Health Partnership of Illinois (Health) Community Health Partnership of Illinois builds quality, culturally responsive health care services with patients, caregivers, and communities that empower all-including agricultural workers - to enjoy maximum wellness.
Cradles to Crayons Cradles to Crayons provides children from birth through age 12, living in homeless or low-income situations, with the essential items they need to thrive – at home, at school and at play. We supply these items free of charge by engaging and connecting communities that have with communities that need.
Designs for Dignity (Arts, Culture and Humanities) Designs for Dignity transforms nonprofit environments through pro bono design services and in-kind donations - empowering lives through design.
Epilepsy Foundation The mission of the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago is to lead the fight to overcome the challenges of living with epilepsy and to accelerate therapies to stop seizures, find cures, and save lives.
Genesys Works Genesys Works’ mission is to transform the lives of disadvantaged high school students through skills training, meaningful internships, and impactful relationships. We envision a future when all youth finish high school equipped and empowered with the knowledge and skills required to achieve career success and a lifetime of economic self-sufficiency.
H.O.M.E. (SENIORS - Human Services) H.O.M.E. helps low-income seniors live independently by providing home upkeep and repairs, a shopping bus, affordable housing and moving assistance.
Ignatia Foundation/Ignatia House (WOMEN - Human Services) Ignatia Foundation exists solely to fund Ignatia House. Ignatia House provides a safe, clean, sober residential environment for women recovering from alcoholism. This healing and supportive environment offers each resident an opportunity to begin her recovery with a sense of dignity while developing self-confidence and self-respect.
Institute for Positive Learning (IPL) (FAMILIES - Human Services) The mission of the Institute for Positive Learning (IPL), a 501(c)(3) organization, is to promote quality of life by addressing the educational, social and economic needs of families in Illinois communities. IPL is based in Chicago.
International Music Foundation (Arts, Culture and Humanities) The International Music Foundation is dedicated to providing music performances and music education - free of charge - for people of all ages and degrees of musical awareness, so they might experience how music can enrich their lives.
Landmarks Illinois (Environment) Landmarks Illinois’ mission is to preserve, protect and promote architectural and historic resources in Illinois through advocacy and education.
Li'l Buds Theatre Company (YOUTH - Arts, Culture and Humanities) Li’l Buds Theatre Company’s mission is to educate and enrich children of all ages and backgrounds in theatre and the performing arts through original and mainstream productions, educational classes, workshops, camps, and residencies.
LUCHA (HOUSING - Human Services) LUCHA (the Spanish word for "struggle") advances housing as a human right by empowering communities- particularly the Latino and Spanish-speaking populations- through advocacy, education, affordable housing development and comprehensive housing services.
Lydia HOME Association (YOUTH - Human Services) LYDIA is a national, Christ-honoring organization whose mission is to strengthen families to care for children and care for children when families cannot.
Mind Influence Attitude, Inc. (FAMILY - Human Services) Holistically Educating People for the Empowerment of the Family.
Spark Chicago (YOUTH - Human Services) Spark inspires 7th, 8th and 9th graders in underserved communities to succeed in high school and beyond by engaging them with mentors and future careers.
StreetWise (HOMELESSNESS - Human Services) In 1992, StreetWise was founded to provide a pathway for homeless individuals to move themselves into personal and financial stability by providing an opportunity to work and earn an income through the sale of the StreetWise Magazine. Today, StreetWise is a dynamic and innovative agency that empowers people to work and provides access to the resources they need to bring dignity and stability to their lives. The individuals who seek a hand up through one of the StreetWise programs have experienced chronic homelessness, may be newly homeless, faced un/underemployment and live in extreme poverty.
Susan G. Komen A world without breast cancer. Our Promise: To Save Lives and end breast cancer forever by empowering people, ensuring quality care for all and energizing the science to find the cures.
Urban Partnership Bank The Urban Partnership Bank mission is to make a difference every day: • Serving our customers • Building vibrant neighborhoods • Promoting economic and environmental sustainability • Creating long-term success for our communities and bank
Wood Family Foundation - (FAMILIES - Human Services) Despite the curveballs that may come their way, everyone should be given a chance in life regardless of resources or geography. The Wood Family Foundation facilitates relationships that provide support and opportunities to empower youth and their families to succeed in life.
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