The BBB’s Charitable Review Program is designed to encourage local charitable organizations to accept the responsibility of self regulation by adhering to a set of standards that promote public accountability, responsible use of funds, proper solicitation and governance practices. The Bureau also strives to be an impartial source of information on charities and other not-forprofit soliciting organizations operating in northern Illinois. In addition, through our review services, the BBB hopes to educate the donating public in regard to important wise giving issues relevant to philanthropic decisions.
All donors interested in making wise giving decisions should use these services. It is important to understand that reports on charities may change as time progresses. The charities listed here have new or updated reports. Additional reports on charities and all other companies are available on the Bureau’s web site: www.chicago.bbb.org. You can also call for reports on individual charities at 312.245.2516.
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A Refuge for Saving the Wildlife, Inc.
A Safe Haven
Abraham Lincoln Centre
Access Living of Metropolitan Chicago
Action for Healthy Kids
Active Transportation Alliance
Ada S. McKinley Community Services, Inc.
African American Christian Foundation
After School Matters
AGAPE Care Team Health Services
AIDS Foundation of Chicago
AIDS Legal Council of Chicago
Albany Park Community Center
Alivio Medical Center
Allendale Association, Inc.
Alliance for the Great Lakes
Alternative Behavior Treatment Centers
*American Brain Tumor Association
American Cancer Society, Illinois Division, Inc.
American Red Cross of Greater Chicago
American Veterinary Medical Foundation
Anderson Animal Shelter
Animal House Shelter
Animal Welfare League
Animals Deserving of Proper Treatment
Arthritis Foundation, Greater Chicago Chapter
Association House of Chicago
Association of Horizon, Inc.
*Awana Clubs International
Barrington Area Community Foundation
Barrington Area Council on Aging
Bear Necessities Pediatric Cancer Foundation
Because Animals Really Kount, Inc.
Belvidere/Boone County Food Pantry
Bethel New Life
*Bible League International
Big Brothers Big Sisters of McHenry County, Inc.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Chicago
Black United Fund of Illinois
Boys and Girls Clubs of Chicago
Bridge Communities, Inc.
BridgeMar Research Foundation
Bridges to a New Day, NFP
Buddin Praed Foundation
Buffalo Grove Friends of the Park Foundation
*Bugles Across America
Cabrini Green Legal Aid Clinic
Campfire USA Illinois Prairie Council, Inc.
Canavan Research Illinois
Cancer Care Foundation
Cardiac Surgery Clinical Research Center, Inc.
Casa Hogar del Niño, Inc.
CASA Kane County, Inc.
CASA of DuPage County, Inc.
Caspari Center for Biblical and Jewish Studies
Cathedral Shelter of Chicago
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Joliet
*Catholic Church Extension Society of the U.S.A.
Ceiba Foundation for Tropical Conservation
*Center For Companies that Care
Center for Conflict Resolution
Center for Economic and Business Development, Inc.
Center for Enriched Living
Center for Independence Through Conductive Education
Central DuPage Pastoral Counseling Center
Channahon Lions Club
Charity (Love) Christian Outreach Center
Chicago a cappella
Chicago Anti-Hunger Federation
Chicago Area Council, Boy Scouts of America
Chicago Asthma Consortium
Chicago Cares, Inc.
Chicago Child Care Society
Chicago Coalition for the Homeless
Chicago Commons Association
Chicago Defender Charities, Inc.
Chicago Foundation for Women
Chicago House and Social Services Agency
Chicago Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, Inc.
Chicago Legal Clinic, Inc.
Chicago Neighborhood's Brightest Athletes
Chicago Scholars Foundation
Chicago School of Violin Making
Chicago State University Foundation
Chicago Urban Day School
Chicago Urban League
Chicago Volunteer Legal Services Foundation
Chicago Youth Centers
Chicago Zoological Society
Chicagoland Historical Bus Museum
*Child and Adolescent Bipolar Foundation
Children's Memorial Medical Center
Children's Neuroblastoma Cancer Foundation
Chinese Mutual Aid Association
Circle of Love Foundation
Circle Theatre of Forest Park
Community Counseling Centers of Chicago
Community Organizing and Family Issues
Community Outreach Volunteers
Community Services Foundation
Community Support Services, Inc.
Community TV Network
Conley Outreach Community Services
Council For Jewish Elderly
Council on Jewish Workplace Issues
Countryside Association For People With Disabilities, Inc.
Court Appointed Special Advocates of Cook County
Creative Choices (A Unique Choice) NFP
Darkim Responsible Living for Women, Inc.
DeKalb County Youth Service Bureau, Inc.
Developing Communities Project
Dharma Drum Mountain Buddhist Association
Diabetes Scholars Foundation
Digital Workforce Education Society
Dimensions of Light Recovery Homes NFP
Dixon Main Street
Dreams for Kids
DuPage Convalescent Center Foundation
DuPage Federation on Human Services Reform
DuPage Homeownership Center, Inc
DuSable Museum of African American History
Dystonia Medical Research Foundation
Easter Seals of Metropolitan Chicago
Eclipse Theatre Company
Emmaus House of Hospitality
Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago
Erika's Lighthouse: A Beacon of Hope for Adolescent Depression
Ethiopian Community Association of Chicago
Evangelical Child & Family Agency
Evanston In-School Music Association
Evanston Symphony Orchestra Association
Exodus World Service
Faith Community Homes
Faith in Action of McHenry County
Families of Spinal Muscular Atrophy Family Counseling Service of Aurora
Family Outreach Program
Family Resource Center on Disabilities
Family Service: Prevention, Education & Counseling
Fellowship Housing Corporation
Fertile Ground Foundation
First Defense Legal Aid
First Love International Ministries
FISH of McHenry, Inc.
*Food Animal Concerns Trust
Food for Friends
*Foods Resource Bank
Fortunate Pooches and Lab Rescue
*Foundation for Children in Need
Fox Valley Micro Loan Fund
Fox Valley United Way
Franciscan Outreach Association
Franklin Park Elementary School Dist 84 Educational Found
Friends of McHenry County College Foundation
Friends of the Glenside Public Library District
Friends of the Lake Villa District Library
Friends of the McHenry County Sheriff's Dept. Foundation
*Friends of the Orphans
Gads Hill Center
*Gaia Movement Living Earth Green World Action Movement USA, Inc.
Gandhi Memorial Trust Fund
*Gateway for Cancer Research
Genesis at the Crossroads, Inc.
German Shepherd Dog Rescue of Northern Illinois, Inc.
*Gift of Adoption Fund
Girl Scouts of Chicago
Glen Ellyn Children's Chorus, Inc.
Good Shepherd Manor, Inc.
Great Lakes Adaptive Sports
Great Lakes Lab Rescue
Greater Chicago Ferret Association
Greater Chicago Food Depository
Guild for the Blind
Hearts in Service Just for You
Hispanic Alliance for Career Enhancement
*Hooved Animal Humane Society
Hooved Animal Rescue & Protection Society
Hope for Tomorrow, Inc.
Horizon Hospice & Palliative Care Inc.
Horizons Community Service
House of Good Shepherd
Housing Opportunities and Maintenance for the Elderly (HOME)
Housing Opportunity Development Corporation
Howard Area Community Center
Howard Brown Health Center
Hull House Association
Human Development Foundation
I Am Able Center for Family Development, Inc.
Illinois Caucus for Adolescent Health
Illinois Children's Healthcare Foundation
Illinois Doberman Rescue Plus
Infant Welfare Society of Chicago
*Inner-City Muslim Action Network
Instituto Del Progreso Latino
Interfaith Community Partners
*International Fellowship of Christians and Jews
International Music Foundation
Jakolbi House for Women in Transition
Jane Addams Juvenile Court Foundation
Janet Wattles Center
Juvenile Welfare Association
*Kidney Cancer Association
Kids Around the World
Kids' Klubs, Inc.
Korean American Community Services
*La Leche League International
Lawrence Hall Youth Services
Leave No Veteran Behind
Legal Assistance Foundation of Metropolitan Chicago
Les Turner Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Foundation, Ltd.
Lesbian Community Cancer Project
Lester & Rosalie Anixter Center
Leukemia Research Foundation
LifeSource, Chicagoland's Blood Center
Light Center Foundation, Inc.
Lincoln Park Zoo
Lions of Illinois Foundation
Little Brothers - Friends of the Elderly
Little City Foundation
Love Inc of Lake County
Lutheran Child & Family Services of Illinois
Lutheran Social Services of Illinois
Lynn Sage Cancer Research
Maine Community Youth Assistance Foundation
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Illinois
March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation - Illinois Chapter
Marcy-Newberry Association, Inc.
Marie Wilkinson Child Development Center
MCCD (Midwest Council for Children with Disabilities)
Meals on Wheels Foundation of Cook County
Mental Health Association of Greater Chicago
*Mercy Home for Boys and Girls
Metropolitan Family Services
Midwest Christian Outreach, Inc.
Misericordia Home - Heart of Mercy Center
Mothers Trust Foundation
*MPN Research Foundation
Mujeres Latinas en Accion
*National Anti-Vivisection Society
*National Association for the Exchange of Industrial Resources
*National Congress of Parents and Teachers
*National Council of Young Men's Christian Associations
*National Headache Foundation
*National Runaway Switchboard
Natural Land Institute
Neighborhood Boys and Girls Club
Neighborhood Housing Services of Chicago
Neighborhood Writing Alliance
New Foundation of Hope
New Phoenix Assistance Center
Noble Network of Charter Schools
*North American Spine Society
*North South Foundation
Northern Illinois Food Bank
Northfield Township Food Pantry
Northwestern University Settlement Association
Off The Street Club
OMNI Youth Services
One Acre Fund
Open Books Ltd.
Organization of Chinese Americans of Greater Chicago
Pacific Garden Mission
Palos 118 Education
People's Resource Center
Pets in Need
Pioneer Center for Human Services
Planned Parenthood of Illinois
Polish American Association
*Prevent Blindness America
*Prevent Child Abuse America
Propionic Acidemia Foundation
*Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation
Rainbows For All Children
Ray Graham Association for People with Disabilities
Reading In Motion
Red Door Animal Shelter
Reel Beauty, Inc.
Resources for Community Living
Respiratory Health Association of Metropolitan Chicago
Rockford Area Pregnancy Care Center
*Ronald McDonald House Charities
*Rotary Foundation of Rotary International
Rumble Arts Center
Save a Pet
Seniors Action Service, Inc.
Shelter Care Ministries
Snow City Arts Foundation
South Central Community Services
South East Alcohol and Drug Abuse Center
South Suburban Family Shelter Inc.
South Suburban Humane Society
South Suburban PADS
Spanish Coalition for Jobs
Special Olympics Illinois
Spertus Institute of Jewish Studies
St. Leonard's Ministries
St. Mary's Services
Starfish Learning Center
Starlight Children's Foundation Midwest
Support Advocates for Women
*Survivors Network for Those Abused by Priests
Teen Living Programs
Teen Parent Connection, Inc.
The Anti-Cruelty Society
The Center for Multicultural Communities
The Chicago Academy of Sciences and its Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum.
The Cradle Foundation
The Family Centered Educational Agency, Inc.
The Field Museum
The Hadley School for the Blind
The Illinois Safe Schools Alliance
The Night Ministry
The Olive Branch Mission
The Salvation Army Oakbrook Terrace
*Tree Research and Educational Endowment Fund
United Way of Eastern LaSalle County
United Way of Elgin
United Way of Kankakee County
United Way of Lake County
United Way of Lee County, Inc.
United Way of McHenry County, Inc.
United Way of Metropolitan Chicago
United Way of Rock River Valley
United Way of Will County
Village Treasure House
Volunteers of America of Illinois
*Warm Blankets Childrens Foundation
Waukegan Water Safety Association
West Side Youth League
West Suburban Humane Society
*Wheat Ridge Ministries
Windy City Habitat for Humanity
Wood Dale Historical Society
*Y-ME National Breast Cancer Organization