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Great Hearts Initiatives | Members' Favorite Causes


Which causes and nonprofits inspire you? Listed below are some that Great Hearts Community members have recommended. Click on the logos to see if your friends and family are involved. Also, you can read about the group’s mission, needs and recent activities. If you don’t see your favorite group, send us a recommendation. Your cause will then be added.
To search more charities, visit GuideStar. With over a million causes, you’ll easily find one to support (if not more).


Afrika Tikkun USA
Alzheimer's Association
Amanda Riley Foundation
American Cancer Society
American Diabetes Association
American Heart Association
American Red Cross
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Association
Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago
Children's Healthcare of Atlanta
Children's Hospital of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Community Aids Network- Comprehensive Care Center
Community Crisis Services
Consortium to Lower Obesity in Chicago Children
CURE Childhood Cancer
Danny Did Foundation
Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières
Drop-In Center: Tulane University
Feed My Starving Children
Flagler Health Care Foundation
Granting Grace for Childhood Cancer Foundation Inc.
Haymarket Center
Healthy Schools Campaign
Invest In Kids
Joey Pizzano Memorial Fund
Komen Foundation Chicago
La Rabida Children's Hospital
Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
Liberty's Kitchen
Make-A-Wish Foundation of America
Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research
National Kidney Foundation of Illinois
National Multiple Sclerosis Society
Northern Illinois Food Bank
Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation
Public Health Institute
Rally Foundation
Random Acts of Flowers
Schwab Rehabilitation Hosptial
Shriners Hospitals for Children
Special Spaces Chicagoland
St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital
Step Up For Mental Health
Thaakat Foundation
The Alex Mandarino Foundation
The International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB)
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Illinois Chapter
The Night Ministry
University of Maryland Medical Center
VOSH International (Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity)

Human Services

A Better Way Ministries
A Special Wish Chicago
Afrika Tikkun USA
After School Matters
All Hands Volunteers
Alternatives, Inc.
America SCORES Chicago
American Red Cross
Apna  Ghar
Aspire of Illinois
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Chicago
Boys & Girls Clubs of America
BUILD Boston
Camp for All Kids
Camp Ronald McDonald at Eagle Lake
Casa Central
CASA of Cook County
CASA of Washoe County
Catholic Charities USA
Chicago Ballet Arts
Chicago Books to Women in Prison
Chicago HOPES for Kids
Chicago Run
Chicago Tutoring Connection
Chinese Mutual Aid Association
Christ Child Society of Detroit
Circle of Care at East Bay Agency for Children
Coastal Bend Food Bank
Code Platoon
Collaborative Solutions for Communities
Connecticut Alliance for Victims of Violence & Their Families Inc. (CT-ALIVE)
Covenant House
Culinary Care
Daughters of Charity International Project Services
Disabled American Veterans Charitable Services Trust (DAV)
District of Columbia Coalition Against Domestic Violence
Dolls for Daughters
Doorways for Women and Families
Dress for Success
DuPage Pads
Easter Seals DuPage & Fox Valley
Erie Neighborhood House
Family Promise of Greater Nashua at Anne-Marie House
First Place
Flagler Habitat For Humanity
Food Finders Food Bank
Girls on the Run
Glass Slipper Project
Glen Ellyn Food Pantry
Goodwill Industries of Kentucky
Great Kids Inc.
Greater Chicago Food Depository
Habilitative Systems, Inc.
Harvest Time International
Health Care for the Homeless
HealthConnect One
Hephzibah Children’s Association
Heritage Hill Haven
Higher Ground Refuge, Inc.
Homeless Assistance Leadership Organization (HALO)
Houston Food Bank
Illinois Leadership Seminars
In a Perfect World
Inspiration Corporation
Invest In Kids
JOURNEYS | The Road Home
Juna Amagara (Saving Lives) Uganda
Karma Tribe Yoga
Kentucky Refugee Ministries
Komen Foundation Chicago
Lexington Habitat for Humanity
Liberty's Kitchen
Life's WORC
Little Friends
Loveland Center
Lutheran Community Services Northwest
Marine Toys for Tots Foundation
Metropolitan Center For Women & Children
Mission Year
MOCCHA- Men of Color Connected for Higher Achievement
MWAH! | Messages Which Are Hopeful
National Coalition for the Homeless
Northern Illinois Food Bank
Pan African Association
Philadelphia Outreach Development Council
Plant Chicago
Powerful Voices
Project MANA
Public Allies
Rebuilding Together Metro Chicago
Roads to Life Tanzania, Inc.
Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida
SOME, Inc. (So Others Might Eat)
SOS Children's Villages Illinois
SOS Children’s Villages USA
Special Olympics Florida
StandUp for Kids
Step Up For Mental Health
Teen Feed
Texas Diaper Bank
Thaakat Foundation
The Arts of Life
The Birthday Party Project
The Cambodian Association of Illinois
The Central Rivers Farmshed Inc
The Father Fred Foundation
The Foundation for Coloring ​Away Pain​
The Henrietta Lacks Foundation
The Home for Little Wanderers
The Ideal Candidate NFP
The Kindness Connection
The Night Ministry
The Root Cause Coalition
The Salvation Army USA
The Speedy Foundation
Trips For Kids
Tutoring Chicago
Uhlich Childrens Advantage Network
United Cerebral Palsy
Urban Peak
Vashon Senior Center
Vincentian Lay Missionaries
Volunteers of America Illinois
VOSH International (Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity)
West Suburban Special Recreational Association
World Relief
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc.