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Give today via our secure Paypal checkout and be a part of addressing the urgent, under recognized issues keeping children and youth from reaching their full potential.

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Our donors are critical partners who share our common goal of nurturing and empowering children and youth. Bright Promises commits to ensuring that 100% of every dollar donated goes to programs supporting children and families in need in communities across Chicagoland.

Donate by Check or Donor Advised Fund

Donations made by check or donor advised fund can be mailed to:
Bright Promises Foundation
c/o Impact House
200 W. Madison Street, Suite 300
Chicago, IL 60606

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Become a Monthly Donor

Your monthly gift to Bright Promises fuels the long-term investments needed to help drive systems-level change. Become a monthly donor and make a lasting impact on Chicagoland kids and their families.

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Make a Gift in Honor or in Memory

Celebrate a loved one with a gift to Bright Promises Foundation in their honor or memory.

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Employer Match

Increase the impact of your donation through your employer's donation matching program.

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Our Impact

Learn how your gift to Bright Promises is making an immediate positive impact on the lives of thousands of young people in need.

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Our Approach

Discover how your gift is helping to drive l positive change in the systems that impact children and youth.

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“Together as a community we are able to build a foundation for a compassionate and trauma-informed society that embraces healing and promotes the well-being of all."

Saraid, youth leader and program participant

“This program helped bring my self-esteem back. My child saw me going...he came up to me and told me ‘Mom, I want to be like you. You’re a leader. I want to be a leader like you.'"

Gabriela, Parent

“There is always someone who can relate to what you're experiencing. Connecting with those individuals is sometimes the most helpful thing you can do so that you know you are not alone and you can build a community.”

Amaya, youth leader and program participant

“Moving through wellness in a trauma-informed way means investing in Self-Reflection and Deep Listening. As professionals, as community members, as lovers, as breathers, these are two of many ingredients we can cultivate deeply, and intentionally in our healthy socioemotional ecosystems.”

JJ McNeal, Bright Promises Youth Council Guide

"The communication, collaboration, and resource-sharing that happens between different agencies and service providers allows children and families to be served in a holistic way.”

Promoting Resiliency Grantee Partner

“Bright Promises transforms circumstances through really deep education and reflection, and then brings together a group of organizations that can tackle the issue."

SEL@Home Grantee Partner

Frequently asked questions

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Contact a member of our fundraising team or call 312-704-8260.

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How do I donate by mail?

Donations made by mail can be sent to Bright Promises Foundation at the address below:

Bright Promises Foundation

c/o Impact House
200 W. Madison St., Suite 300

Chicago, IL 60606

Upon receipt of your donation, Bright Promises Foundation will mail you an acknowledgment letter and donation receipt at the return address provided. If you have any questions about the best way to complete your gift to Bright Promises Foundation, please call our Senior Director of Advancement, Katherine Korey, at 312-804-7260 ext. 1002.

How do I become a monthly donor?

To become a monthly donor, click on the 'Donate' button to navigate to our secure PayPal donation page. Select your monthly gift amount and click or tap the box to select "Make this a monthly donation". Then complete your donation to activate your monthly gift.

Your monthly gift to Bright Promises will fuel the long-term investments needed to drive systems-level change. As a monthly donor, you will get an inside look at Bright Promises work to address the most urgent, underrecognized needs of Chicagoland kids and their families. We will work together to make lasting change in our communities. We will also email updates to monthly donor with opportunities to get involved and participate in supporting our community partners and systems change for Chicagoland kids and their families.

Can I make a gift in memory or in honor of someone?

Yes. A contribution in honor of someone is a meaningful way to recognize a noteworthy accomplishment, holiday, or special occasion. A memorial contribution is a special way to honor the memory and celebrate the legacy of a loved one. When making your gift online, please include a note with your donation or email our fundraising team at with the name of the person you would like to honor with your gift, and the contact information of who you would like to be notified of this gift.

Upon receipt of a memorial gift or an in honor of contribution, Bright Promises will send the donor a note of appreciation and Bright Promises provides an acknowledgment for tax purposes. If the contact information is provided we also send a card to the the person being honored or a designated family member or friend of the person being remembered.

Does Bright Promises participate in employee match programs?

Yes! Employee match programs are corporate giving initiatives in which your employer matches your contribution, increasing the impact of your gift.

How does it work?

Step One: Make your donation to Bright Promises, or search for Bright Promises on your company's giving portal and make your donation.
Step Two: Submit matching gift request to your employer
Step Three: Bright Promises verifies details of your initial donation
Step Four: Company sends matching gift to Bright Promises

If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact Katherine at

Can I volunteer with Bright Promises Foundation?

Yes! Bright Promises offers a range of in-person, virtual, and skills-based volunteer opportunities appropriate for an individual or group. Bright Promises also shares information about opportunities to volunteer directly with our community partners. To inquire about current volunteer opportunities, email Senior Director of Advancement Katherine Korey or sign up to become a monthly donor to find out about upcoming volunteer opportunities first!

Does Bright Promises host any events that I can attend?

Yes. Bright Promises hosts a variety of virtual and in-person events throughout the year to educate and engage our community. Visit to learn about our upcoming events.