• "Chicken Boy on Rooster Bike" is from West Town Bikes, a Member since 2010. They promote bicycling in Chicago and educate youth with a focus on under-served populations.

  • Breakthrough, which first became a Member in 1999, partners with those affected by poverty to build connections, develop skills. and open doors of opportunity.

  • Students from The People's Music School, a new Member, entertained at our March Member Breakfast.

  • The Children's Clinic, a Member since 2010, provides medical, dental, and social services to children whose families can't afford private health care.

  • Members, we need your help in organizing tables for the Chicago Community Trust's 2015 On the Table initiative in May. Get details here.


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Sponsorship opportunities at several levels are now available for Donors Forum’s 41st Annual Luncheon on Thurs., June 18.


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Upcoming Events


Join grantmaker and practitioner colleagues to explore how truly tolerant we are, as a sector, when it comes to risk.


At this free orientation, you'll receive a tutorial on using the Foundation Center's research database, Foundation Directory Online, to identify grantmakers for your nonprofit.


This webinar is part of Nonprofit Finance Fund's Spring 2015 Webinar Series: Unpacking the Nonprofit Manager's Toolbox. NFF's six-part webinar sequence for nonprofit managers can be taken as a curriculum or individually to address specific business challenges. Donors Forum Members get a discount.


Join fellow grantmakers for a one-day learning session to better understand how new educational standards and associated assessments can be a foundation for lasting, systemic changes in schools.


In this half-day facilitated workshop, you will identify barriers, learn best practices from peers, workshop solutions, and even participate in scenario exercises.


As community foundations adapt their work to meet growing needs in their communities, the business model is undoubtedly impacted, frequently raising questions regarding the sustainability of current and future activities. Join community foundations from Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, and Ohio for this program with guest Jeanne Bell, CEO of Compasspoint Nonprofit Services.