The Chicago Zoological Society is a private, non-profit corporation whose mission is to inspire conservation leadership by connecting people to wildlife and nature. We operate under the premise that the decisions we make as individuals and as a society regarding the natural world will have a profound impact on our future and that of our children.
Northern Illinois Food Bank leads the northern Illinois community in solving hunger by providing nutritious meals to those in need through innovative programs and partnerships. Since 1983, food manufacturers, local groceries, corporations, foundations, and individuals have come together to donate food and funds, and evaluate and repack food for distribution to 800 network partners serving more than 60,000 hungry neighbors each week across 13 counties. That commitment provided 42 million meals last year to those in need.
Presence Health In addition to delivering excellent care and service, we want to inspire people to see their health in a new way. More than doctor visits and medical tests, but a lifelong journey of small, manageable steps. Our goal is to empower the people we serve to take a few of those steps every day to achieve their best health.
Safer Foundation is a national leader in prisoner re-entry and employment programs. A nonprofit organization based in Chicago, Safer was founded more than 42 years to help people leaving prison find jobs so they could successfully transition back into their communities. But people with criminal records faced a stigma that made securing employment difficult.