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Thank you to our generous supporters.

While every gift matters, regardless of size, below are the institutional donors who made gifts of $5,000 or more in the last year:


Advocate Bethany Community Health Fund

Ariel Investments, LLC

Baird Capital

Bank Of America Charitable Foundation

Bears Care

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois - Health Care Service Corporation

CME Group Community Foundation


Cubs Charities

Dr. Scholl Foundation

Education Corporation of America


First United Church of Oak Park

FT Cares Foundation

Get In Chicago

Goldman Sachs

Grant Thornton

Illinois Clean Energy Community Foundation


Leslie Fund, Inc.

Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC)

Mesirow Financial Inc.

Moelis & Company

North Shore Exchange

Nuveen Investments

One Summer Chicago Plus

Pepper Construction

Polk Bros. Foundation

Premier Design + Build Group, LLC

Purcell Charitable Foundation

Ross Family Foundation

Strategic Materials, Inc.

Strides for Peace

Subaru of America


The Albert Pick, Jr. Fund

The Barker Welfare Foundation

The Blowitz-Ridgeway Foundation

The Crown Family

The Ellis Goodman Family Foundation

The It's Time Organization (TITO)

The John R. Houlsby Foundation

The Paul M. Angell Family Foundation

The Maurice R. and Meta G. Gross Foundation

The Siragusa Foundation

United Way of Metropolitan Chicago Impact Fund

W.P. &  H.B. White Foundation

Wege Foundation

WGN Neediest Kids Fund

BUILD would like to acknowledge the support of our public donors:

  • After School Matters
  • Chicago Department of Family And Support Services
  • Chicago Public Schools
  • Cook County Government - Justice Advisory Council
  • Illinois Department of Human Services
  • Illinois State Board of Education
  • Illinois Violence Prevention Authority
  • Public Health Institute of Metropolitan Chicago
  • US Department of Education



  • Erie Elementary Charter School
  • Roosevelt University


BUILD is grateful for the generosity of our in-kind supporters:

  • Foley & Larder LLP
  • Microsoft
  • US Messenger