How is my donation to the Bright Promises Foundation used?
As one of the oldest public charities in Illinois, Bright Promises Foundation has a long legacy of understanding and responding to the needs of low-income and at-risk children. Through our one-of-a-kind approach to grantmaking, there are many things Bright Promises Foundation does to make an even bigger impact with your generous support:
To determine where the Bright Promises Foundation should focus our support, we convene an impressive community of leaders from diverse fields and backgrounds in the child-serving community. Based on the recommendations of these experts, Bright Promises focuses our resources to confront emerging issues that greatly impact at-risk children in Illinois.
Through our Focused Funding initiatives, the Bright Promises Foundation directs resources to qualifying programs and provides capacity-building tools throughout a multi-year funding cycle, while also striving to increase awareness and support for these issues.
Learn more about our current programs:
Each year the Bright Promises Foundation awards substantial, multi-year grants to organizations who offer programs that align with our current funding guidelines. To find out if your organization is eligible, please visit our Programs page and carefully read the funding guidelines and instructions for applying.
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