Since opening our doors in 2013, our vision has been to be a major contributor to alleviating the trauma of poverty in Chicagoland. As a result, we could not be more thrilled to announce $550,000 in charitable grants, to 13 Chicagoland non-profit organizations. This brings our total charitable grants to well over $3.2 million to date.
North Shore Exchange’s Philanthropy Committee received 81 grant applications in 2022 from non-profits in the Chicagoland area. The committee narrowed the list by extensively vetting each charity for mission alignment, financial soundness, and program effectiveness. We were able to return to in-person site visits this year which always provide more insight into the mission and impact of the charities.
Given the staggering need stemming from the impact of the pandemic and increased costs on basic goods due to inflation, we focused our giving on the acute needs of hunger, homelessness, health care, abuse, and legal rights for children.
We are proud to announce that after a rigorous application review process, the following organizations will be recipients of a 2022 North Shore Exchange Grant:
- CASA Lake County
- Children’s Research Triangle
- Family Promise Chicago North Shore
- Family Service of Glencoe
- Fenix Centro de Salud Health Center
- Highland Park Community Foundation, Shooting Response Fund
- Illinois Fire Safety Alliance, Burn Camp
- Margaret’s Village
- Nourishing Hope
- Old Irving Park Community Center
- The Harbour
- WINGS Program, Inc.
All of these organizations work tirelessly to ensure the basic necessities of food, shelter, healthcare, safety and child protection are being delivered.
While most organizations provide overlapping categories of services, our charitable grants this year are primarily distributed in the following way:
- 30% Healthcare
- 20% Hunger
- 20% Homelessness
- 10% Legal Rights of Children
- 15% Social Services
- 6% Domestic Violence