designed to make residents an active partner in preventing and reducing crime in all of Chicago’s neighborhoods.
• Website: https://portal.chicagopolice.org/portal/page/portal/ClearPath/Get%20Involved
Chicago Cares builds stronger communities in Chicago through volunteerism. We work closely with community leaders to identify and research critical needs. We then develop targeted programs and mobilize thousands of volunteers to address those needs.
• Website: http://www.chicagocares.org
Chicago Life Opportunities Initiative (CLOI) is an innovative partnership between Mather LifeWays and CJE SeniorLife that creates opportunities that encourage older adults to remain productive, intellectually stimulated and actively engaged in their communities. CLOI also helps Chicago-area nonprofits expand their capacity to serve their communities by tapping the talents of older adults.
• Website: http://cloi.org/index.html
Chicago Sport and Social
Grab some friends and co-workers and sign up for one of our sports or activities today
• Website: http://www.chicagosportandsocialclub.com/
Chicago White Sox
The White Sox Volunteer Corps was created in January 2009 in response to President Barack Obama's Inauguration Day national call to service - and since that day more than 3,200 White Sox fans and community-focused individuals have enthusiastically answered the call to better their communities through community service.
• Website: http://mlb.mlb.com/cws/fan_forum/volunteer.jsp
Executive Service Corps of Chicago
Executive Service Corps of Chicago (ESC) is the Chicagoland region’s largest nonprofit provider of capacity-building services, technical assistance and guidance for nonprofits and public agencies. Founded in 1978 by civically-minded Chicago corporate leaders to harness the experience, knowledge and skills of people who were retiring or otherwise stepping back from their full-time career positions, ESC works with over 150 agencies and organizations every year. Delivered in customized solutions to address each client’s specific needs from across ESC’s practice areas in governance, management, operations, leadership development and organizational transformation, our services are provided at far-below market rates. This is possible thanks to ESC’s leveraging the donation of their time and efforts by our 270 volunteer consultants with philanthropic support from our corporate, foundation and individual supporters.
● Website: http://www.esc-chicago.org/
Fiscal Management Associates, LLC
FMA's mission is to empower not-for-profit organizations with the knowledge and skills to successfully serve their constituents and fulfill their missions.
We offer a range of fiscal management, accounting, organizational and technology consulting services customized to the specific needs of each of our clients in the not-for-profit sector.
• Website: http://www.fmaonline.net/
Public Interest Law Initiative (PILI)
Since its founding in 1977, the Public Interest Law Initiative (PILI) has cultivated a lifelong commitment to public interest law by creating opportunities for law students and lawyers to provide public interest and pro bono work in Illinois.
• Website: http://www.pili-law.org/
Donors Forum is an organization that promotes philanthropy and supports nonprofits. Founded in 1974, we are supported by leading foundations and nonprofits in Illinois. Donors Forum offers a host of services – workshops, newsletters, publications, a website, a library, free databases for researching donors, advocacy activities, and much more – for organizations that raise money as well as organizations that grant money.
● Website: www.donorsforum.org/
The Serve Illinois Commission is a 25-35 member, bi-partisan board appointed by the Governor. Its mission is to improve Illinois communities by enhancing traditional volunteer activities and supporting national service programs. The Commission is accomplishing this mission through the support of local community-based efforts to enhance volunteer opportunities and the administration of Illinois' AmeriCorps program.
• Website: http://www2.illinois.gov/serve
Advance your mission by getting access to the design, consulting, management, marketing, human resources and IT skills you need—for free.
Unlike traditional foundations that make cash grants, the Taproot Foundation makes grants of professional consulting services, called Service Grants, through our Service Grant Program. Every Service Grant is delivered pro bono by a team of 5-6 business professionals who volunteer their time and expertise to help a nonprofit in their community. We guarantee that our teams deliver excellent services, customized to meet your specific objectives and help you advance your mission.
• Website: http://www.taprootfoundation.org
Cities of Service
Cities of Service is a bi-partisan coalition of the mayors of large and small cities from across our country who will work together to engage citizens to address the great challenges of our time.
• Website: http://www.citiesofservice.org/
Civic Consulting Alliance
Civic Consulting Alliance is a partnership that reshapes how the city works. We build teams of our own staff, business experts, and government leaders. Together we figure out workable and enduring ways to make our city more livable, affordable, and globally competitive.
• Website: http://www.ccachicago.org/
Fifth Star Consulting
Inspired Solutions Lasting Relationships; Clients of Fifth Star Consulting can expect to work with experienced professionals who listen and bring an objective point of view to each assignment. We draw on our combined 30 years of experience in leading complex projects, always keeping client and employee considerations at the center of our recommendations.
• Website: http://fifthstarconsulting.com/
Illinois Campus Compact
Illinois Campus Compact is a coalition of colleges and universities that bond together to actively engage presidents, faculty, staff and students to promote a renewed vision of higher education – one that supports not only the civic development of students, but also the campus as an active and engaged member of its community.
• Website: http://www.illinoiscampuscompact.org/
Our mission is To recognize, inspire and activate volunteerism and public service in communities, workplaces and schools across America.
• Website: http://www.jeffersonawards.org/
Metropolitan Mayors Caucus
Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley recognized the need for a new spirit of cooperation between the Chicago area's municipalities. His vision was to unite Mayors from the six-county region in a common cause — to push beyond the boundaries of local interests in order to serve the greater interests of us all. 272 mayors now make up the Metropolitan Mayors Caucus. The Caucus has addressed major issues and has made a huge difference in the areas of economic development, affordable housing, and so much more.
• Website: http://www.mayorscaucus.org/
One Man Chicago Ambassadors
One Man Chicago is a fun, social, and professional event that identifies the One Man in the Chicago area who represents the best of Chicago from the perspectives of community involvement, personality, intelligence, and fitness. One Man Chicago not only puts the spotlight on 20 guys doing great work in the Community, but highlights 20 great community organizations.
• Website: http://www.onemanchicago.com/
The Chicago Department of Family and Support Services
The Chicago Department of Family and Support Services (DFSS) supports a continuum of coordinated services to enhance the lives of Chicago residents, particularly those most in need, from birth through the senior years.
• Website: http://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/fss.html
The Chicago Out-of-School Time Project
Built to create a citywide support system for Chicago's after-school programming, the Out-of-School Time Project is a program housed at the city's Department of Family and Support Services.
• Website: http://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/fss/supp_info/chicago_out_of_schooltimeproject.html