Who we areLearn More
Bright Promises Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)3 that creates opportunities for Illinois children to reach their full promise and potential. With the help of leading experts, we work with organizations to develop and deliver programs that provide the basis for positive lives and brighter futures.
Our HistoryLearn More
Formerly known as the Illinois Humane Society, Bright Promises Foundation has served Illinois for 150 years, with a strong legacy of understanding and meeting the needs of at-risk children and youth.
Our ImpactLearn More
While many organizations focus on providing a single direct service to youth, Bright Promises is dedicated to investing in programs that create long lasting improvements to the lives of disadvantaged children and their families in Illinois.
Our Commitment to Anti-Racism & Social Justice
For 150 years, it has been our mission to create opportunities for every young person to reach their full promise and potential. This cannot be achieved when systemic injustice, inequity, disinvestment and racism deny opportunity and endanger BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) children at every turn.
We acknowledge the grief and anger felt by everyone across our nation right now, especially in BIPOC communities who are most hurt by inequity and the failures of our institutions to serve and protect all of us. We stand with those who are continuing to fight racism and seek social justice.
In this historic moment, Bright Promises Foundation remains more committed than ever to building the more just and equitable society that our children deserve, where BIPOC children have the chance to not just survive, but to thrive. Through our partnerships with leading child-serving organizations, we pledge to continue to drive significant change by staying true to our vision for a stronger, safer Chicago where all children flourish.