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Annie E. Casey Foundation

The Annie E. Casey Foundation is devoted to developing a brighter future for millions of children at risk of poor educational, economic, social and health outcomes.

Arnold Foundation

Laura and John Arnold Foundation (LJAF) makes strategic investments in criminal justice, education, evidence-based policy and innovation, sustainable public finance, and research integrity. In addition to these core areas of focus, we identify and pursue other high-leverage opportunities through our New Initiatives division. LJAF’s grants are aligned with our Philosophy of Philanthropy and support projects that are ... Read More

Ashoka Foundation

A global organization that identifies and invests in leading social entrepreneurs -- individuals with innovative and practical ideas for solving social problems.

Aspen Forum for Comm Solutions / Opportunity Youth Incentive Fund

The Aspen Institute Forum for Community Solutions supports communities to solve their own challenges, with a special focus on opportunity youth.

Bain Capital

Bain Capital, LP is one of the world’s leading multi-asset alternative investment firms. With offices on four continents, our global team aligns our interests with those of our investors and partners for lasting impact.

Barr Foundation

The Barr Foundation is a private, Boston-based foundation with core programs in Arts & Creativity, Climate, and Education.

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

We seek to unlock the possibility inside every individual. We see equal value in all lives. And so we are dedicated to improving the quality of life for individuals around the world. From the education of students in Chicago, to the health of a young mother in Nigeria, we are catalysts of human promise everywhere.

Bloomberg Philanthropies

Bloomberg Philanthropies works to ensure better, longer lives for the greatest number of people.

C.S. Mott Foundation

The Mott Foundation supports projects around the world that promote a just, equitable and sustainable society.

Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation

The Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation was created in 1956 and aims to improve people's lives through art, charity, science and education.

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative

At the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan seek to advance human potential and promote equal opportunity.

CHCF

The California Health Care Foundation is dedicated to advancing meaningful, measurable improvements in the way the health care delivery system provides care to the people of California, particularly those with low incomes and those whose needs are not well served by the status quo.

Community Foundation for the National Capital Region

The Greater Washington Community Foundation works to strengthen the Washington metropolitan region by encouraging and supporting effective giving and by providing leadership on critical issues in our community. The Community Foundation - which serves the District of Columbia, Montgomery County, Northern Virginia, and Prince George’s County – makes community change through charitable giving easy, flexible, tax-smart, and rewarding.

Democracy Alliance

What we stand for: a just democracy, a fair economy and an environmentally sustainable future.

Digital Impact

Digital data hold tremendous promise for creating impact in the social sector, and they also raise new challenges. Digital Impact (formerly Markets for Good) is an initiative of the Digital Civil Society Lab to improve the data infrastructure for social good and help civil society organizations use digital resources safely, ethically and effectively. Digital Impact is made […]

Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation

At the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, we work together with communities in education and entrepreneurship to create uncommon solutions that empower people to be uncommon, take risks, achieve success and give back to society.

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Fannie Mae Foundation

Fannie Mae serves the people who house America. We are a leading source of financing for mortgage lenders and our financing makes sustainable homeownership and workforce rental housing a reality for millions of Americans.

Ford Foundation

Welcome to the Ford Foundation. We envision a just, fair, and peaceful world with opportunity for all

Forefront – NGO Association

Illinois’ statewide alliance of nonprofits, grantmaking foundations, advisors, public agencies, and social impact sector allies. Forefront provides research, resources, advocacy, and educational programs to help nonprofits and foundations increase their impact

Full Circle Fund’s civic tech round

Check out who is funding Full Circle Fund's 2018 Civic Tech Accelerator Round.

Fundación Avina

Fundación Avina is a Latin American foundation created in 1994 and focused on producing the large-scale changes necessary for sustainable development by fostering collaborative processes among leaders from different sectors, thereby contributing toward the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).

Garfield Weston Foundation

Welcome to the Garfield Weston Foundation. We are a family-founded, grant-making trust which has been supporting charities across the UK for over 50 years.

Howard Hughes Medical Institute

We believe in the power of individuals to advance science through research and science education, making discoveries that benefit humanity. Learn more about how we move science forward.

John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

The MacArthur Foundation supports creative people and effective institutions committed to building a more just, verdant, and peaceful world. In addition to selecting the MacArthur Fellows, we work to defend human rights, advance global conservation and security, make cities better places, and understand how technology is affecting children and society.

Kaiser Permanente Foundation

Kaiser Permanente | Our News and Views News and views from one of America’s leading health care providers and not-for-profit health plans.

Kiva

Support women, entrepreneurs, students and refugees around the world with as little as $25 on Kiva. 100% of your loan go to support borrowers.

Knight Foundation

Knight Foundation is a national foundation with strong local roots. We invest in journalism, in the arts, and in the success of cities where brothers John S. and James L. Knight once published newspapers. Our goal is to foster informed and engaged communities, which we believe are essential for a healthy democracy.

Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation

The Foundation supports long-term, free basic research beneficial to Sweden, mainly in medicine, technology, and the natural sciences. This is achieved through long-term grants to excellent researchers and to projects of the highest international standard.

Lilly Endowment

Lilly Endowment Inc., is a private philanthropic foundation supporting the causes of religion, education and community development. We afford special emphasis to projects that benefit young people and that strengthen financial self-sufficiency in the charitable sector.

Living Cities

We take risks, catalyze fresh thinking and test new approaches in order to creatively disrupt the status quo.

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Microsoft Philanthropies

Believing that technology provides endless opportunity, Microsoft Philanthropies works in creating a future where everyone has access to endless possibilities.

Mikva Challenge Grant Foundation

At Mikva Challenge, we challenge high school students, teachers, and schools across Chicagoland to be active participants in the political process.

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Mozilla Foundation

Established in 2003, guided by the Mozilla Manifesto, the Mozilla Foundation believes the Internet is a global public resource that must remain open and accessible to all.

National Science Foundation

NSF's mission is to advance the progress of science, a mission accomplished by funding proposals for research and education made by scientists, engineers, and educators from across the country.

Nemours Foundation

Learn more about Nemours, a pediatric health system with hospitals and clinics in the Delaware Valley and Florida, as well as research, education and advocacy.

Nesta

Nesta is an innovation foundation. We back new ideas to tackle the big challenges of our time.

New Media Ventures

New Media Ventures is the first seed fund and national network of angel investors supporting media and tech startups that disrupt politics and catalyze progressive change.

Obama Foundation

"I'm asking you to believe. Not in my ability to create change  — but in yours." President Barack Obama

Open Society Foundation

The Open Society Foundations work to build vibrant and tolerant democracies whose governments are accountable to their citizens.

Polk Bros. Foundation

Polk Bros. Foundation focuses its work at the intersection of Chicago's most pressing issues to address the complex roots and devastating effects of poverty, and to challenge inequity. Learn more.

Reid Hoffman (individual)

Reid joined Greylock Partners in 2009. He focuses on building products that can reach hundreds of millions of participants and businesses th...