Our Charity Directory is a list of charities that includes charitable organizations that have either received funding from Investing In Communities or are active in some way on our platform. Our list of charities  is organized alphabetically, with numeric listings following alphabetical listings. Choose a charity from the list to donate to or invite a charity to join IIC. Virtually any nonprofit charity with 501c3 status can join Investing In Communities.


Received to Date $0


AIDS Foundation of Chicago

The mission of the AIDS Foundation of Chicago is to lead the fight against HIV/AIDS and improve the lives of people affected by the epidemic. We pursue our mission through: Advocacy, Funding and Collaboration.


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Received to Date $3,972


Alliance for the Great Lakes

The mission of the Alliance for the Great Lakes is to: "conserve and restore the world's largest freshwater resource using policy, education and local efforts, ensuring a healthy Great Lakes and clean water for generations of people and wildlife."


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Received to Date $0


Art Helps Heal

Art Helps Heal is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing a specialized backpack filled with quality art materials, self-directed project books, hospital events, and an interactive website for long-term hospitalized teens.


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Received to Date $9,905


Ascend Justice

Ascend Justice will provide holistic legal advocacy and systemic reform, with a focus on gender-based violence and the child welfare system. Through our advocacy, we will empower individuals and families and help them feel hopeful, confident, and joyful about their futures.

We are excited about what Ascend Justice will accomplish. We will continue working every day to meet the needs of individuals and families impacted by gender-based violence or the child welfare system, and we will use our clients’ experiences to drive much-needed systems change.

We hope that with Ascend Justice, we will be able to empower individuals and families to access justice and transform their lives for years to come.


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Received to Date $1,320


Barnabas Ministries

Barnabas Ministries reaches high-risk youth and families with the freedom, hope, and healing of Jesus Christ through mentoring, sports, life skills, academic advocacy, and homeless youth services.


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Received to Date $1,000


Bear Necessities Pediatric Cancer Foundation

To eliminate pediatric cancer and to provide hope and support to those who are touched by it.


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Received to Date $150


Beautiful Response

Beautiful Response partners with nationals in developing countries to provide financial and organizational support. Currently, we are empowering a grassroots organization in Uganda to provide for 200 orphaned and vulnerable children.


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Received to Date $270


Benjamin’s Hope

Benjamin's Hope is a "live, work, play, worship" organization designed to address the multifaceted needs of adult individuals and families affected by autism and other intellectual and developmental differences. Founded in 2007, Benjamin's Hope has grown to serve 26 men and women through our residential and weekday engagement programs, plus hundreds of individuals from the community through our outreach and worship activities. Benjamin's Hope is a debt-free registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and operates as a thriving example of public and private partnership.


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Received to Date $0


BIG, NFP

To reinvent the walk-to-work, walk-to-shop, walk-to-learn, walk-to-play village where black people live and own, here in The Age of Climate Crisis.


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Received to Date $0


Blacks In Green

BIG is a national network for advancing Green Village Building, its signature initiative. Through its programs, activities, courses, and enterprises, BIG reminds generations of their great cultural legacy of land stewardship and collaborates to reinvent that legacy here in the age of climate change. It teaches communities of color the risks of global warming and the health and wealth opportunities of the new green economy, with a focus on recreating community wealth by cultivating next generations of engineers and new generations of green manufacturers. Informed and inspired by America's great Underground Railroad story, its system teaches the primacy of self help and the importance of allies across the bounds of race and class. Its vision is self sustaining black communities everywhere. Its mission is to link, leverage, and lead through a new breed of environmentalists. Its goals are to invent, invest, manufacture, and merchandise, our communities into walkable, self-reliant, mixed-income villages.


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Received to Date $1,175


Boy Scouts of America Northeast Council

The mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law.


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Received to Date $1,951


Boys & Girls Club of Greater Holland

Our vision is to provide a world-class Club experience within the reach of every young person in Greater Holland, with each member on-track to graduate from high-school with a plan for their future, demonstrating good character and citizenship, and living a healthy lifestyle.


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Received to Date $1,115


Bright Promises Foundation

Bright Promises Foundation (BPF) creates opportunities for at-risk Illinois children to reach their full promise and potential. Through research and discussion with leading children's experts, BPF determines the most critical needs of youth that are currently under-recognized and underfunded. We work with organizations to develop and deliver programs that provide the basis for positive lives and brighter futures.


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Received to Date $500


buildOn

buildon's mission is to break the cycle of poverty, illiteracy and low expectations through service and education. With your support, we are breaking the cycle every day through after school service programs in some of the nation's toughest high schools and by building schools in some of the world's poorest countries. We have service programs in New York City, Philadelphia, Boston, Chicago, Detroit and the Bay Area in California.


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Received to Date $2,736


Cabrini Green Legal Aid

Now a part of Cabrini Green Legal Aid, Chicago Legal Advocacy for Incarcerated Mothers provides legal and educational services to maintain the bonds between imprisoned mothers and their children. CLAIM advocates for policies and programs that benefit families of imprisoned mothers and reduce incarceration of women and girls.

CGLA was established in 1973 to serve legal needs arising from the lack of opportunity, criminalization of poverty, and racial inequity experienced within the Cabrini Green community. Since then, CGLA has grown beyond a single neighborhood to become a citywide, countywide, and now recognized statewide leader in supporting low-income individuals negatively impacted by the criminal justice system. Any engagement with the criminal justice system can greatly disrupt an individual, family, and community’s quality of life. For this reason, our mission is to seek justice and mercy for those living in poverty by providing legal services that strengthen individual lives, families, and communities. We aim to proactively fill the void of legal representation, wraparound services, and advocacy for individuals affected by the criminal justice system.


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Received to Date $1,166


Camp Beechpoint Inc

Camp Beechpoint seeks to reach urban and under-resourced youth with the Gospel of Jesus Christ through a quality camp experience.


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Received to Date $5,753


CARPLS

CARPLS provides legal assistance to Cook County residents who have no other access to an attorney for brief legal services. CARPLS provides these services over our legal aid hotline and at four court-based advice desks.


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Received to Date $1,225


CASA – Children’s After School Achievement

CASA is an after-school program that builds academic and social competence in at-risk elementary school children in Holland Michigan. The organization provides free one-on-one tutoring and enrichment and individualized summer school sessions.


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Received to Date $8,728


Center for Economic Progress

The Center for Economic Progress helps hard-working, low-income families move from financial uncertainty to financial security. Local in service but national in voice, we achieve our mission in three ways: 1) we provide trusted tax and financial counseling, giving Illinois families the tools to make sound choices, 2) we lead a national coalition of organizations that promote economic progress for low-wage workers and their families and 3) we advance policies and practices to create a financial system that works for all.


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Received to Date $2,500


Center of Excellence in Maternal and Child Health

Since 1988, the Illinois Maternal and Child Health Coalition has been fighting to improve the health of all women, babies, young people and families in Illinois. As an organization, we bridge the gap between policy makers and those affected by their decisions. Through education, we empower people to make healthy choices that strengthen families and communities.


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Received to Date $3,496


Centro San Bonifacio

Centro San Bonifacio's (CSB) mission is to promote personal and collective self-development within the immigrant Hispanic community through concrete projects based on needs related to health, education, solidarity and human rights.


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Received to Date $1,000


Changing Worlds

Changing Worlds' mission is to foster inclusive communities through oral history, writing and art programs that improve student learning, affirm identity and enhance cross-cultural understanding.

Our unique programming approach integrates cultural, family and community histories with writing and the arts to help participants explore their own backgrounds, promote peace and learn about others while strengthening their academic and arts learning skills.

We work toward our mission through separate yet interconnected program areas that include:

*In-School and After-School Partnerships

*Teacher Professional Development workshops, seminars and institutes

*Community Outreach Initiatives such as traveling exhibits, short-term programs, collaborative partnerships and special events


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Received to Date $2,500


Chicago Bilingual Nurse Consortium

Our mission is to increase the number of internationally educated nurses available for practice as bilingual, bicultural nurses in metropolitan Chicago and surrounding communities through advocacy, education, and supportive services. Our current focus is to prepare internationally educated Hispanic/Latino nurses to achieve licensure in Illinois.

Our goals are to:
- Provide educational programs for immigrant nurses to assist them in becoming registered nurses in the U.S.
- Help to develop a cadre of bilingual, bicultural nurses to address the healthcare needs of our large multi-cultural populations.
- Provide job opportunities for women. The majority of our nurses (98%) are women. Once they achieve RN licensure, they serve as role models for their families and communities. They also earn a salary of $60,000 a year or more.


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Received to Date $0


Chicago Coalition for the Homeless

For 30 years, since 1980, the Chicago Coalition for the Homeless (CCH) has had a clear mission: We organize and advocate to prevent and end homelessness because we believe housing is a human right in a just society.


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Received to Date $7,041


Chicago Community Loan Fund

Chicago Community Loan Fund (CCLF) supports community development organizations throughout metropolitan Chicago, especially emerging, small and midsize community developers. We provide low-cost, flexible financing and hands-on technical assistance for affordable housing, social service and economic development initiatives that benefit low to moderate income neighborhoods and families.


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Received to Date $0


Chicago HOPES for Kids

Chicago HOPES for Kids provides educational support for children living in Chicago's homeless shelters. It is our mission to provide our students with the resources and encouragement needed to succeed academically, despite the challenges of homelessness.


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Received to Date $745


Chicago Jobs Council

Chicago Jobs Council moves people out of poverty through employment using on-the-ground expertise, advocacy, and capacity building. Our vision is that all people, regardless of where they start or where they've been, can access employment as a pathway out of poverty.


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Received to Date $14,320


Chicago Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights

The Chicago Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, Inc. is the public interest law consortium of Chicago's leading law firms. Our mission is to protect and promote civil rights by bringing the strength and prestige of the private bar to bear on the problems of poverty and discrimination. The Chicago Lawyers' Committee champions equal justice and community development for underrepresented people by partnering with volunteer lawyers to provide pro bono litigation and transactional representation.


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Received to Date $2,158


Children’s Advocacy Center of Ottawa County

We provide investigation and supportive services to child victims of sexual abuse at NO COST to the families. Services provided include Forensic Interview, Forensic Medical Exams, Counseling, Support Groups, and Court Preparation and Advocacy.


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Received to Date $4,464


ChildServ

ChildServ's mission is to help Chicagoland's at-risk children and families build, achieve and sustain better lives. All of ChildServ's programs are driven by our four mission tenets to: prevent conditions in which children, youth, and families are placed at risk; intervene early so children and youth are removed from crisis situations and placed in a nurturing environment; educate children and youth so they become self-reliant; and advocate to influence legislation and social and educational policies directed at meeting the needs of children and families.


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Received to Date $495


Christian Reformed Conference Grounds

We believe that families need year-round facilities which promote spiritual welfare as well as their physical health and happiness. Our goal is to maintain and operate a family ministry center for spiritual renewal, with camping, lodging, recreation, and food service al in an atmosphere of Christian fellowship.


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Received to Date $2,313


Circle of Parents

Circle of Parents is a nationwide, nonprofit movement of mutual support self-help groups designed to give parents the opportunity to learn from and support one another in the important job of raising their children. Led by parents with the help of a trained facilitator, the weekly groups reduce the isolation and lack of support many parents feel, while strengthening families, improving child development, and preventing child abuse and neglect. Circle of Parents groups are open and free to everyone through 26 statewide and regional organizations in 25 states.


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Received to Date $21,346


Citizens Utility Board of Illinois

Consumer advocacy on telecom and energy issues.


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Received to Date $770


Community Action House

For over 40 years Community Action House has been helping end poverty and promoting community through individual empowerment. Community Action House is an organization exempt from federal income tax under section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code. Our Mission is to provide area families and individuals with food, clothing, shelter and the opportunity to build the necessary skills to achieve a stable and prosperous life.


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Received to Date $1,804


Community Foundation of the Holland/Zeeland Area

The mission of the Community Foundation of the Holland/Zeeland Area is to create lasting positive change. We work to build a permanent community endowment to support high impact charitable projects, to help donors achieve their charitable goals and to lead and partner in community level initiatives.


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Received to Date $9,633


Community Organizing and Family Issues COFI

Our mission is to strengthen the power and voice of low-income and working families at all levels of civic life from local institutions and communities to the city and state policy arenas. COFI helps to build family-supportive communities by developing parents' capacities to lead and to improve their lives, strengthen their families and better their communities.


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Received to Date $17,108


Community Shares of Illinois

Community Shares of Illinois represents a diverse group of charities with a common mission, to make our world a better place. Whatever your passion - women's issues, protecting children, helping animals, preserving the environment, promoting health care or curbing poverty and disease - Community Shares members provide options for you to help make positive change in your own community.


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Received to Date $0


Community TV Network

Community TV Network, a leader in student-produced media, empowers low-income students in Chicago by engaging them in the creative and collaborative process of modern video production. CTVN strives to promote young voices and positive community development. To us, this means raising awareness of meaningful education and economic viability within Chicago’s urban communities. Our programs give youth the awareness, motivation, and tools they need to tell their stories, as well as create positive change in their neighborhoods.


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Received to Date $885


CultureWorks

CultureWorks is a faith-inspired art and design academy, offering free and subsidized classes to middle school and high school students of all backgrounds.


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Received to Date $0


David L Hoyt Education Foundation

The David L. Hoyt Education Foundation was formed to provide, support, and encourage play-based and collaborative learning.


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Received to Date $11,330


Delta Institute

The Delta Institute is forging the way toward a green economy by focusing on market-based approaches that yield environmental, social, and community benefits. By funding, developing, and implementing on-the-ground programs that address a variety of green impact areas, Delta Institute is providing demonstrations of solutions that can be scaled up and throughout the economy. Impact areas include green buildings, carbon credits, brownfields, sustainable manufacturing, urban food and agricultural systems, green purchasing, green-collar jobs, and solid waste systems.

They bring together public, private, and nonprofit stakeholders to work toward the three primary objectives of:
disrupting the energy status quo, catalyzing ecosystem stewardship, and transforming waste from liability to asset.

The organization’s capabilities include:
Designing programs for business and residential sectors as well as workforce development.
Land management strategies which include green infrastructure, brownfield redevelopment, phytoremediation of industrial sites, and coal community transitioning.
Researching market dynamics, including sustainable markets, waste benchmarking, energy benchmarking, and agricultural conservation, to lay the foundation for future initiatives.
Facilitating regional and community stakeholders to establish communication, relationships and focus needed to more fully surface the issues and opportunities to address the challenge that unifies them.

The Delta Institute is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that harnesses the energy and innovation of business and markets in ways that will have positive impacts for people, their communities, and the environment. Their work is funded by public and private grants, individual donors, and consulting revenue.


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Received to Date $543


Doulos Ministries

Educating and equipping servant leaders through Christian discipleship and expeditionary learning to impact the Dominican Republic


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Received to Date $8,111


Dreams for Kids

To empower at-risk youth and those with disabilities through dynamic leadership programs and life-changing activities that inspires them to fearlessly pursue their dreams and compassionately change the world.


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Received to Date $3,614


Eighth Day Farm

Eighth Day Farm uses its urban fields as classrooms for teaching agricultural knowledge and growing good produce for the community.


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Received to Date $791


Environmental Law & Policy Center

The Environmental Law & Policy Center (ELPC) is the Midwest's leading public interest environmental legal advocacy and eco-business innovation organization. We develop and lead successful strategic environmental advocacy campaigns to protect our natural resources and improve environmental quality. We are public interest environmental entrepreneurs who engage in creative business deal-making with diverse interests to put into practice our belief that environmental progress and economic development can be achieved together.


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Received to Date $1,141


Feed the Hungry San Miguel

Feed the Hungry is committed to the health and well-being of disadvantaged children in the San Miguel de Allende Community. We alleviate hunger through school meals, nutritional family education, and affiliated programs. We provide nutrition education to primary school children, teachers, and the mothers of the children that we serve. Children must be in school to receive the meals that we serve every school day. We provide a hot well-balanced meal to 4,000 disadvantaged kinder and primary school children every school day, and we partner with another non-profit to bring regular dental care to the children we serve in remote communities surrounding San Miguel. Furthermore, we provide one on one family nutritional counseling and nutrition and hygiene workshops for mothers of the children we serve and provide jobs with benefits for 60 women (cooks) in 27 school kitchens in rural and marginal communities in San Miguel de Allende.


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Received to Date $360


First Hand Aid

TO GATHER AND DISTRIBUTE HUMANITARIAN AND MEDICAL AID TO THE MOST MARGINALIZED CUBANS GIVING THEM HOPE, DIGNITY AND THE NECESSITIES OF LIFE AND HEALTH.


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Received to Date $1,000


Forefront

Forefront is the premier resource for networking and education, information and knowledge, and leadership and advocacy on behalf of philanthropy in Illinois. As a membership association of grantmakers, nonprofits, and advisors, Donors Forum serves its constituents by promoting an effective and informed philanthropic and nonprofit sector. Forefront provides capacity-building, e.g. support and help with fundraising, governance, operations, policy advocacy.


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Received to Date $0


Freedom Golf Association

Freedom Golf Association (FGA) is dedicated to bringing joy and a sense of freedom to the special needs community through their inclusion in the game of golf. We believe that all special needs individuals deserve a chance to accomplish the same things as any others do and work towards bringing a positive transformation to their lives. FGA contributes to the positive development of those with special needs through the magic of golf.


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Received to Date $0


GlobalGiving

Build an efficient, open, thriving marketplace that connects people who have community and world-changing ideas with people who can support them.


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Received to Date $4,149


Good Samaritan Ministries

Lasting change happens when we empower people to work their way out of poverty. At Good Samaritan Ministries, we operate a variety of programs that further our mission to end poverty and homelessness in our community.


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Received to Date $250


Greater Chicago Food Depository

Providing food for hungry people while striving to end hunger in our community.


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Received to Date $1,353


Greater Ottawa County United Way

Greater Ottawa County United Way supports, develops, and implements a range of impact solutions that improve lives and create stronger communities.


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Received to Date $1,687


Harbor Humane Society

Harbor Humane Society was founded in 1956 as Ottawa Shores Humane Society. Harbor Humane Society’s mission is to provide a safe harbor for animals entrusted to our care as we strive to secure their future through our outreach and educational programs. We proudly maintain the highest standards of care for each individual animal that comes through our door.

Harbor Humane Society is primarily funded through generous donors and a government contract with Ottawa County. As Ottawa County’s only animal shelter Harbor Humane Society plays an essential in our community.


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Received to Date $0


Hawaii Forest Institute

The mission of the Hawai`i Forest Institute is to promote the health and productivity of Hawaii's forests through public education and scientific research.


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Received to Date $1,723


Headin’ Home Pet Rescue

Non-Profit all breed animal rescue. We focus a lot on puppy mill rescue.


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Received to Date $7,731


Health and Medicine Policy Research Group

HMPRG is a nonprofit center whose mission is to challenge health and healthcare inequities through policy formulation, advocacy, collaboration and health systems development in order to promote social justice in health and improve the health status of Illinois residents.


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Received to Date $10,300


HealthConnect One

HealthConnect One (HC One), formerly Chicago Health Connection, is a nationally recognized nonprofit training and technical assistance agency that uses innovative, community-based approaches to support direct-service providers in promoting the health of mothers, infants, and families.The organization trains community health workers, develops community-based initiatives, and mobilizes diverse stakeholders to build for policies and programs that improve maternal and child health.Since 1986, HC One has trained thousands of parents, community health workers and direct service providers to promote breastfeeding, provide pregnancy and birthing support, and prevent infant mortality, with significant documented results.In addition, HC One assists organizations in developing and implementing innovative, research-based initiatives that directly impact health disparities, including breastfeeding peer counselor and community-based doula programs.


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Received to Date $4,000


Hesed House

Hesed House's mission is to feed the hungry, clothe the naked, shelter the homeless and give people the chance to hope again.

Hesed House is a national model for ending homelessness - one person, one family at a time. It is the culmination of nearly three decades of strategic evolution from a formerly acceptable model of "eats and sheets" to a Comprehensive Homeless Resource Center - a campus of centralized highly skilled professionals collaborating to provide the tools necessary to help individuals and families break free of the shackles binding them to homelessness.


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Received to Date $0


Hinsdale Humane Society

The Hinsdale Humane Society is a private, nonprofit organization dedicated to the care and adoption of homeless animals.

We advocate education and public service to encourage the compassionate treatment of animals and to prevent their suffering and neglect.

We are a voice for companion animals who are dependent on people for their care and believe they are entitled to our respect and protection.


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Received to Date $831


Holland Area Arts Council

The Holland Area Arts Council provides arts advocacy in the greater Holland community, inspiring people of all ages and backgrounds to explore and experience the arts. We focus on three main areas to achieve our mission: to engage, educate and challenge the community through the arts: art and cultural education, community involvement and high quality arts programming.


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Received to Date $2,707


Holland Free Health Clinic

The Mission of the Holland Free Health Clinic is to express the healing ministry of Jesus Christ by facilitating access to health care for those in need in the Holland-Zeeland community with professional excellence and Christian integrity.


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Received to Date $5,739


Holland Rescue Mission

Holland Rescue Mission is a non-profit organization that seeks to meet the immediate and long-term needs of the homeless.


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Received to Date $3,162


Homecor

Homecor enhances Holland, Michigan's central city neighborhoods by providing grants to homeowners who are seeking to improve their homes.


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Received to Date $1,447


Hope for Grieving Children-Africa

Hope for Grieving Children Africa is a faith based organization committed to working with pastors, families, orphans, and leaders in the community to help orphaned children reach their full potential by addressing the many symptoms of grief they experience due to parental loss. We are called to help relieve the suffering and improve the well being of children in many regions of Africa.


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Received to Date $79


Hope for the Day

Hope For The Day is a non-profit movement committed to educating youth utilizing music and the arts as a defense mechanism to prevent suicide. Our alternative approach strives to offer education, prevention and hope through creative expression.


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Received to Date $3,955


Housing Action Illinois

Housing Action Illinois works to increase and preserve the supply of decent, affordable, and accessible housing for low- and moderate-income households in Illinois through 3 program areas: Public Policy Advocacy; Public Education and Organizing; and Training and Technical Assistance.


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Received to Date $2,029


Housing Choice Partners of Illinois, Inc.

To help break the cycle of intergenerational poverty and promote racial and economic diversity in housing.


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Received to Date $920


Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights ICIRR

ICIRR is a member led organization that educates and organizes immigrant and refugee communities to assert their rights; promotes citizenship and civic participation; monitors, analyzes, and advocates on immigrant-related issues; and informs the general public about the contributions of immigrants and refugees.


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Received to Date $1,052


Illinois Council Against Handgun Violence

The Illinois Council Against Handgun Violence (ICHV) is the oldest and largest statewide organization in the U.S. working to prevent the devastation caused by firearms. Founded in 1975 by four suburban Chicago women concerned about the tragic consequences of handgun proliferation and availability, ICHV works on a variety of fronts to educate, raise public awareness, and build coalitions to enact change in laws and behavior. For 37 years, ICHV has been a leader among state gun violence prevention groups.


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Received to Date $4,531


Illinois Legal Aid Online

To increase access to justice for lower-income and vulnerable Illinois residents through the innovative use of technology to assist and educate the public and to train and support legal aid providers and pro bono attorneys.


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Received to Date $1,037


Illinois Legislative Latino Caucus Foundation

The Illinois Legislative Latino Caucus Foundation (ILLCF) is a non-partisan and tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization established in 2002 with three important goals:

To empower Illinois Latinos and increase access to federal, state and community programs in critically important areas;

To provide college scholarships for young Latino men and women who need assistance to further their education; and

To support research and the widespread distribution of policy reports through the Illinois Latino Public Policy Institute.

The Foundation’s Board of Directors includes members of the Illinois Legislative Latino Caucus and others from Illinois Latino communities.


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Received to Date $0


Illinois Science Council

Illinois Science Council ("ISC") is an independent 501c3 organization that engages, educates, and entertains the adult public to raise awareness and understanding of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) in our everyday lives. ISC serves as the adult complement to student-focused outreach and the science & tech complement to the region's arts & culture offerings.


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Received to Date $0


Illinois Youth Rugby Association dba Rugby Illinois

The Illinois Youth Rugby Association is organized exclusively for fostering national and international amateur rugby competition, combating community deterioration and juvenile delinquency and contributing to the health of the youth of Illinois through sponsoring and conducting programs dedicated to the promotion of physical activity and fitness purposes under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (the “Code”), or corresponding section of any future Federal tax code.
The objective of IYRA shall be to develop, promote, and administer the game of Rugby Union in the Illinois area, consistent with the policies and procedures of USA Rugby, at the high school and youth younger levels of play.
To foster an environment in which participation in the sport is encouraged for all those with an interest, regardless of race, religion or gender.
To develop the financial resources and disperse the funds necessary to carry out these stated objectives., and disperse funds as approved by the iYRA membership.


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Received to Date $0


Imerman Angels

Imerman Angels provides free personalized connections that enable one-on-one peer support for cancer fighters, survivors and caregivers. Our database of over 10,000 Mentor Angels represents all demographic groups and over 135 cancer types. We have made matches in all 50 states and 95 countries around the world.


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Received to Date $2,240


Journey Center of Chicago

JOURNEY CENTER OF CHICAGO is a safe, welcoming place for all, a place where
one can be genuinely heard and valued, and a place to experience healing, wholeness, and
a deeper awareness of God. We offer services and workshops related to body, mind, and
soul for that purpose.


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Received to Date $8,284


Jubilee Ministries

We “Rebuild, Restore and Renew” lives that are broken and caught in cycles of addiction, incarceration or homelessness.


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Received to Date $0


Kartemquin Educational Films

Kartemquin Films is a home for independent filmmakers developing documentary as a vehicle to deepen our understanding of society through everyday human drama. Focusing on people whose lives are most directly affected by social and political change and who are often overlooked or misrepresented by the media, Kartemquin's films open up a dialogue, both in communities and between the general public and policymakers. Kartemquin documentaries are supported by civic engagement strategies that are developed with local and national partners to foster understanding, change thinking, and build support for social change. As a locally and nationally-recognized media arts organization, Kartemquin acts as a trusted bridge between communities and the media, fosters the growth of emerging filmmaking voices passionate about social issues and media policy, and encourages staff and stakeholders to play a role in advocating for a strong public media.


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Received to Date $6,905


Kennebec Estuary Land Trust

The Kennebec Estuary Land Trust is committed to conserving land, water and wildlife of the Lower Kennebec Estuary. We are a community based membership organization serving the Maine towns of Arrowsic, Bath, Bowdoinham, Dresden, West Bath, Georgetown, Westport Island and Woolwich.


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Received to Date $387


Kids Hope USA

Kids Hope USA is a mentoring model that mobilizes and empowers the church to engage their members in on-going I-believe-in-you relationships with at-risk students at the local public elementary school. KIDS HOPE USA builds caring relationships… one child, one hour, one church, one school.


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Received to Date $0


Kids In Danger

Kids In Danger is a nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting children by fighting for product safety.


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Received to Date $3,125


Kids’ Food Basket

Kids' Food Basket seeks to empower communities to attack childhood hunger.


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Received to Date $1,000


KIPP Chicago

Our mission is to equip students with the knowledge, skills, and character traits necessary to succeed in top-quality high schools and universities, and have a positive impact on their communities. KIPP Ascend Charter School is a tuition-free, college-preparatory school located in the North Lawndale community on Chicago's West Side. As a charter school, we offer free, public education to any student who lives in the city of Chicago.


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Received to Date $1,175


Lake Forest Open Lands Association

Lake Forest Open Lands Association is dedicated to conserving our natural environment through land acquisition, habitat restoration, environmental education and conservation advocacy.


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Received to Date $0


Lakeview Pantry

Lakeview Pantry is a food pantry and social service organization whose mission is to eliminate hunger in our community by: providing food to fill the basic need of hungry people; increasing the independence of our clients through self-help initiatives and other innovative programs; raising awareness of hunger and poverty and working towards solutions to eliminate them.


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Received to Date $0


LAWRENCE HALL

Lawrence Hall (LH) is a community based agency changing lives of at-risk children and their families in Chicago. We provide highly specialized and individualized care for children and adolescents with severe emotional and behavioral challenges (due to trauma, violence, or exploitation) through the following core services:

• Workforce development programming through Project Work
• Foster Care through Traditional, Home-of-Relative, Specialized, and Treatment Foster Family Home placements
• Special Education through a Therapeutic Day School program and Diagnostic Education
• An acute care Child and Family Treatment Center
• Transitional and Independent Living programs for older adolescents


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Received to Date $873


League of Chicago Theatres

The League of Chicago Theatres is an alliance of theaters that leverages its collective strength to promote, support and advocate for Chicago's theater industry locally, nationally, and internationally.


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Received to Date $1,765


Lighthouse Immigrant Advocates

While most nonprofit immigration law offices focus exclusively on legal services, Lighthouse offers a unique service model that provides holistic case management, advocacy, education, and outreach, in addition to legal services at a low cost.


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Received to Date $1,039


Love in the Name of Christ of NW Allegan County

Our Mission is to mobilize local churches to transform lives and communities in the name of Christ. We strive to give a helping hand up rather than just hand outs. We do this through church pantries and life skills mentoring and classes.


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Received to Date $0


Meals on Wheels Northeastern Illinois

Meals on Wheels Northeastern Illinois fosters health and contributes to the individual well-being and independence by delivering nutritious meals, medically prescribed diets, and providing other supportive services to the homebound, elderly, disabled and others temporarily unable to care for their nutritional needs.


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Received to Date $414


Midtown Counseling Services – Esperanza

Midtown provides low and no cost needs based counseling to the underserved neighborhoods of central Holland. This therapy, provided to those who otherwise cannot afford professional counseling, is made possible through Midtown's pro bono counseling program called Esperanza. All philanthropic funds received by Midtown are used to fund Esperanza.


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Received to Date $2,056


Music of the Baroque

Music of the Baroque is the Midwest's premier professional chorus and orchestra specializing in the performance of 18th century works. The ensemble focuses much-deserved attention on repertoire that is often neglected by larger music organizations.


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Received to Date $0


National Runaway Safeline

keeping America's runaway, homeless and at-risk youth safe and off the streets


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Received to Date $470


Northwest Side Housing Center

The Northwest Side Housing Center (NWSHC) is a HUD-Certified, community-based, nonprofit organization that engages, educates and empowers the community.
We accomplish our mission through housing counseling, financial education, community organizing, outreach, advocacy and supportive services.


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Received to Date $309


Oak Park River Forest Community Foundation

The purpose of the Oak Park River Forest Community Foundation is to inspire philanthropy and to steward the community toward sustainability and well-being.


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Received to Date $0


Oak-Leyden Developmental Services

The mission of Oak-Leyden Developmental Services is to help children and adults with developmental disabilities meet life's challenges and reach their highest potential.


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Received to Date $1,000


Opportunity Works Connecticut Inc. OWC

Opportunity Works Connecticut Inc. (OWC) is committed to enhancing the lives of people through meaningful and gainful employment services. We embrace the idea that all people can live a fully productive life within their community.OWC supports adults in their journey to live successfully by setting the standard in providing program excellence, skill training, mentoring & advocacy. OWC provides services that aid in positive self image in order to foster a sense of respect and dignity for the individuals we serve and enable them to work & live with quality of life.


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Received to Date $675


Ottagan Addictions Recovery Inc

OAR is a community organization dedicated to the wholeness and well-being of individuals and families seeking recovery form alcoholism and other chemical dependency.


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Received to Date $1,765


Outdoor Discovery Center

The Outdoor Discovery Center (ODC) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to advance outdoor education and conservation in West Michigan. ODC offers a variety of nature-based programs to schools and the community that help foster the concepts of wildlife management, conservation, outdoor education and preservation. The organization annually serves 100,000 children and adults with more than 75,000 people annually visiting ODC sites to learn and play in nature by walking miles of trails and viewing wildlife while building a healthier lifestyle and creating valuable family experiences.


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Received to Date $3,418


Pageant of Hope

Pageant of Hope is a pageant for girls with Special Needs and Challenges ranging from ages 6-25. Pageant of Hope gives each princess a year's worth of amazing opportunities, as well as a mobility, technology or interest based scholarship.


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Received to Date $8,488


PAWS Chicago

To end the homeless animal overpopulation in Chicago and make Chicago a No Kill city.


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Received to Date $0


Prevent Child Abuse America

To prevent the abuse and neglect of our nation's children.


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Received to Date $30,000


PrimeCareHealth

To promote wellness and provide accessible, compassionate, and culturally respectful health care in partnership with our patients and the communities we serve.


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Received to Date $0


Princeton Project 55, Inc

Princeton AlumniCorps was founded in 1989. Its mission is to mobilize people, organizations, and networks for the public good. We pursue our mission by (a) providing leadership training programs across the arc of civic engagement, (b) building an expansive community of engaged citizens or organizations, and (c) creating and deepening social impact. With its expansive community, built over nearly 30 years, AlumniCorps is a unique catalyst of dynamic engagement of people and organizations committed to building a new generation of civic leaders and a more vibrant nonprofit community.


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Received to Date $0


Purple Asparagus

Purple Asparagus educates children, families, and the community about eating what's good for the body and the planet. We bring delicious, nutritious hands-on adventures to schools, community organizations, and farmers' markets throughout Chicagoland.


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Received to Date $0


re:work training

Our purpose is to reshape hiring trends for underserved communities by providing workforce training. We believe in a future where lasting workplace inclusion creates positive ripple effects across families, industries, and communities.


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Received to Date $4,371


Reading In Motion

Reading In Motion is committed to getting every at-risk student reading at or above grade level in the first years of school through the power and discipline of the arts. We invest in teachers, building their capacity and working in collaboration with them to produce measurable results.


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Received to Date $0


Real U, Inc.

Our mission is to Empower the Next Generation by equipping children with a "bully-proof" vest! Creating a comfortable place for individuals to feel and believe in their unconditional worth. Enabling mindful leaders to grow and in turn, guide the new world that awaits them.


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Received to Date $0


Renaissance Knights Chess Foundation

Renaissance Knights is a non-profit organization whose mission is to to bring the many educational benefits of chess to children and young people by providing a complete chess curriculum and enrichment programs. The foundation also promotes the study of chess as a cognitive learning tool, organizes tournaments and provides chess activities at community events for children and adults.


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Received to Date $0


Repair the World

Repair provides thousands of young adults seeking ways to have meaningful impact in their communities–but who often lack the necessary tools–with service opportunities that meet the needs of local partners, rooted in Jewish values and heritage. Repair’s signature program, Communities, engages young adults in community-identified service projects and educational programs across nine U.S. communities: Atlanta, Baltimore, Brooklyn, Chicago, Detroit, Harlem, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, and Miami. In some communities, Repair is also expanding to work with teens and families seeking meaningful service. At Repair, learning and reflection take place both during volunteer projects and in separate educational programs such as Shabbat dinners and "cocktails with a conscience" events. This work is led by a mix of Repair the World Fellows and professional staff that recruit and engage their peers to work alongside local partners and build a lasting community of volunteers.

Repair’s philosophy is that meaningful service can be a powerful way to address community needs, stand in solidarity with others across lines of difference, and move volunteers to further advocate on behalf of impacted communities. Therefore, all of Repair's work is done in deep partnership with, and not “for,” the community, through partnerships with local organizations addressing food justice, education inequity, housing justice, and more. Repair's focus on framing and reflection at each of its programs also creates a unique combination of service and learning, to provide partners with volunteers that are sensitized to the dynamics of power, privilege, and systemic inequity that intersect with their service. We have learned from partners that this approach helps them deepen their impact: in our most recent survey, 92% of partners plan to continue their relationship with Repair.

Nationally, Repair’s digital resources and campaigns enable people to engage in critical conversations around racial equity, gentrification, and more. Repair is also committed to sharing best practices for service, training and collaborating with peer national organizations, and bringing Repair-style programs to new cities.


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Received to Date $2,865


Resilience: Advocates for Ending Violence

Founded in 1977, our agency provides comprehensive services for survivors of domestic and sexual violence. We serve all of Ottawa and Allegan (Michigan) counties with offices in Holland, Grand Haven and Allegan. All of our services are free of charge, and include programs such as emergency shelter, 24-hour crisis line, legal advocacy and trauma therapy for children and adults.


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Received to Date $0


SACRED: Saving Agave for Culture, Recreation, Education, and Development

S.A.C.R.E.D. uses traditional and artisanal agave spirits from rural Mexico to help improve the quality of life in the communities where those spirits are made. We make grants to help build libraries and greenhouses, to replant agave, and to provide earthquake relief.


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Received to Date $2,515


Saint Rose Center

The Saint Rose Center(SRC)is a not-for-profit organization that serves residents of Chicago with intellectual disabilities. Our mission is to enhance their lives and the lives of the families who love them. SRC is dedicated to helping people with severe intellectual and related disabilities become the very best they can be. Through vocational training, community employment, day services, advocacy, arts and social recreation, people withsevere intellectual disabilities are able to experience long term friendships, seek independence and community integration, find employment outside of their homes and unleash creative passions.


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Received to Date $0


SALUTE, INC.

After serving in their nation’s armed forces, many veterans face financial, physical, and emotional challenges as they search for new work or adapt to life with injuries. SALUTE, INC (SI). helps US military veterans with the transition. As a member of Investing In Communities, SALUTE, INC. can receive funding from the real estate transactions of its supporters, at no cost to the supporter or to SALUTE, INC. As more supporters use this platform, at no cost to them, before engaging a real estate agent, SALUTE, INC. will have more resources to dedicate to supporting real American heroes as they resume their civilian lives.

SALUTE, INC. offers a host of services and programs for military veterans. Founded in 2003 in the aftermath of 9/11, SALUTE, INC. has been giving back to service men and women ever since.

SALUTE's largest program is the Financial Assistance Program for injured military members and veterans. Whether they are leaving military life behind or are actively deployed, military veterans and their families often face challenging financial hurdles. SALUTE, INC.’s Financial Assistance Program is designed to help get these families out of tight spots and keep them on their feet by helping with:
Rent or Mortgage Payments;
Car-related Expenses;
Phone, Internet, and Utility Bills; and
Other significant expenses weighing military families down.

Other programs provided by SALUTE:

SALUTE, INC. also supports veterans enrolled in hospital-based mental health programs through payment of everyday expenses incurred during their stay at the hospital. SALUTE partners with major hospitals such as RUSH University Medical Center , the Emory Healthcare Veterans Program, UCLA Operation Mend, and Massachusetts General Hospital Home Base Veteran Program to provide these services. The hospital programs are aimed at treating emotional and psychological wounds such as post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety or military sexual trauma.

Walking Tall Cane Project
For veterans and active service members in need of a cane, SALUTE, INC. provides complementary, high quality canes that fit the body types and needs of each veteran or soldier through the Walking Tall Cane Project.

Shepherd Center
SALUTE, INC. partners with the Shepherd Center’s SHARE program to provide financial support for veterans with spinal, brain, or blast injuries.

Neuro Community Care LLC (NCC) is an independent provider of case management & community support services for persons with brain injury and other neurological disorders. SALUTE is proud to support the veterans referred by NCC with adaptive equipment and living expenses.

Everyday, SALUTE is dedicated to meeting the financial, physical and emotional needs of injured military service members, veterans, and their families.

Your Purchase, Sale, or Lease Helps Care for Veterans
At no cost to themselves, anyone who cares about supporting military veterans and service members can turn virtually any brokered real estate transaction into funding for SALUTE, INC. For example, the purchase or sale of a $300,000 home can result in about $1,300 of free funding. Support the mission of Salute, INC. by using IIC’s free platform to make arrangements with an agent you already have in mind. Or use IIC to find and choose among real estate agents that are appropriate for the specifics of your residential or commercial real estate needs. Ready to start?


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Received to Date $0


Sand County Foundation

Sand County Foundation inspires and enables a growing number of private landowners to ethically manage the natural resources in their care, so future generations have clean and abundant water, healthy soil to support our growing food demands, plentiful habitat for wildlife and opportunities for outdoor recreation.


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Received to Date $36,511


Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law

The Shriver Center provides national leadership in identifying developing and supporting creative and collaborative approaches to achieve social and economic justice for low income people.


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Received to Date $5,702


Science Olympiad

Science Olympiad is a national non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of K-12 science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education through rigorous competitive tournaments and intensive professional development. Science Olympiad events align with National Science Education Standards and are designed to increase student interest in STEM courses and careers.


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Received to Date $5,600


Smart Love Family Services

 Smart Love Family Services is a nonprofit organization founded in 2002 that serves over 1,000 Chicago-area children and families every year. Our mission is to help young children, adolescents, parents, couples, and adults achieve greater inner well-being, sustain closer relationships, and reach their full potentials in life. Our services are based on the Smart Love ™ principles and include early childhood education, counseling services, parent support, and learning services. We also provide training and consultation to agencies, schools, and organizations, helping their childcare personnel positively influence children’s social and emotional outcomes.


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Received to Date $0


SMARTY PANTS ARE LEADERS

Smarty Pants Are Leaders teaches leadership skills through Art and Gardening to children in under-served urban environments. We focus on youth empowerment by building self-confidence, self-reliance, and healthy nutritional choices. We demonstrate what's possible for the children in life through an experiential interdisciplinary curriculum that gives the individual the tools to realize his or her dreams. We are growing Build A Bouquet to engage families and communities.


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Received to Date $0


Social Enterprise Alliance

Social Enterprise Alliance is the membership organization for the diverse and rapidly growing social enterprise sector in North America. Our mission is to produce massive social value via successful social enterprises.


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Received to Date $0


Soulful Book Fair Foundation

SBFF provides programming, training and literary opportunities, while increasing exposure and access to culturally relevant literature to Black communities. Its goal is to increase reading, writing and public speaking in the Black community, through a series of workshops, training sessions and book fairs.


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Received to Date $0


Sunflower City

Cultivating sunflower gardens for the benefit of Chicago Communities


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Received to Date $16,066


Test Positive Aware Network (TPAN)

TPAN empowers people living with HIV through peer-led programming, support services, information dissemination, and advocacy. We also provide services to the broader community to increase HIV knowledge and sensitivity, and to reduce the risk of infection.


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Received to Date $0


The Anti-Cruelty Society

The Anti-Cruelty Society’s mission is to build a community of caring by helping pets and educating people. The Society believes that companion animals provide people with joy, offer recognized health benefits, and unconditional love. It is our goal to find a home for every adoptable companion animal in need.

The Society offers a variety of programs and services to build a community of caring including the following: Cat and dog adoptions, spay/neuter clinic, humane education, cruelty investigation and rescue, free behavior helpline, three rehabilitation and treatment centers, pet loss and grief group sessions, pet visitation program, a foster program, pet first aid and CPR classes, and other pet-related workshops. Working together with other organizations and the public raises awareness about the needs of animals and how we can work together to promote responsible pet ownership and help prevent cruelty, abuse, and neglect.

The Anti-Cruelty Society shall:
Provide compassionate care for any animal in need
Attempt to find a home for every healthy or rehabilitatable dog and cat that comes to us
Intervene to prevent cruelty to animals
Partner with the community to educate on animal issues and inspire compassion and respect
Provide low or no cost spaying or neutering


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Received to Date $765


The Critter Barn

The Critter Barn is dedicated to teaching about farming and agriculture while inspiring people of all ages through the miracles in nature found at the farm.


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Received to Date $1,175


The Ragdale Foundation

The Ragdale Foundation's mission is to support writers and artists in a retreat setting and to make the arts more accessible to the public.This is accomplished through three core program areas: the artists' residency program, community programs, and preservation of the historic site.


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Received to Date $4,300


The Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights

The mission of The Young Center for Immigrant Children's Rights is to promote the best interests - safety, permanency and well-being - of unaccompanied and separated immigrant children who are in the United States.


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Received to Date $5,000


Thousand Waves Foundation

Thousand Waves Martial Arts & Self-Defense Center, NFP, fosters fitness, healing, empowerment and peacemaking through violence prevention, self-defense and traditional martial arts programs for adults and children. Our members apply the skills they learn at Thousand Waves to transform their lives at home, school, work, and in public spaces, creating a powerful community spirit of civility, self-worth, and compassion in action. Through partnerships with schools, other non-profits, businesses and government agencies, we also bring the tools of violence prevention and personal empowerment to diverse communities.


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Received to Date $1,766


Waters Today

WatersToday was created for the purpose of raising and administering money to primarily support the Ecology program and other strategic school initiatives at Waters Elementary.


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Received to Date $5,373


Westcore Neighbors

Westcore Neighbors exists to help promote a more vibrant community through connecting neighbors in Holland's Westcore Neighborhood.


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Received to Date $1,237


Western Theological Seminary

Western Theological Seminary is deeply committed to the task of preparing men and women called by God to preach, teach, counsel, care, pursue justice, and tell the good news of Jesus to everyone, everywhere.


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Received to Date $0


Wildlands Restoration Volunteers

To foster a community spirit of responsibility for the ecological restoration and stewardship of public and protected lands.


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Received to Date $340


Wishbone Pet Rescue Alliance

Wishbone Pet Rescue Alliance's mission is to alleviate the pain and suffering of homeless pets by providing shelter and veterinary care, and to ultimately secure permanent, loving homes for animals in need within Allegan County.


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Received to Date $20,000


Women Employed

We work to improve women's economic status and remove barriers to economic equity.


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Received to Date $4,830


Woodstock Institute

Create a just financial system in which lower-wealth people and communities and people and communities of color can achieve economic security and community prosperity.


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Received to Date $730


Words of Hope

Words of Hope exists for just one purpose - to share the good news of Jesus Christ, the world's only savior. Our passion is to broadcast the gospel into all the world.


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Received to Date $2,313


2 Li’l Fishes at The Preston Bradley Center

2 Li'l Fishes is a community hot lunch soup kitchen that serves midday meals indoors to an average of 400 at-risk neighbors in Uptown each week. 2 Li'l Fishes is free and open to the public 4 days per week.


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Received to Date $447


3sixty

3sixty strengthens our neighborhood by sharing resources and connecting neighbors. 3sixty is in relationship with neighbors, local organizations, churches, and the City of Holland to intentionally build a strong community, working from the inside out.


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Received to Date $313


70×7 Life Recovery

70x7 exists to catalyze the Church, Commerce, and Communities to turn the cycle of incarceration and its consequences into a cycle of Restoration and Hope.


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