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SPECIAL INITIATIVES
Through the Special Initiatives program, Bright Promises Foundation supports innovative initiatives that to address a critical need for young people in the community.

Recent Initiatives

Iris Krieg Fund for Fairness, Access, Inclusion, and Resiliency


In 2022, Bright Promises Foundation launched a special fund to honor and continue the legacy of Iris Krieg, our former Executive Director and distinguished leader in the Chicago philanthropic community.


The Iris Krieg Fund for Fairness, Access, Inclusion, and Resiliency (Iris Krieg F.A.I.R. Fund)is a special fund of Bright Promises Foundation that supports programs at 501c3organizations serving youth in the Metropolitan Chicago Area where youth are actively engaged in working for social justice and the equitable treatment for themselves and others.

The purpose of this fund is to fight discrimination of all kinds and promote equity for all children and youth. Through this fund, each year Bright Promises Foundation will select two organizations to receive grants of up to $20,000 each. Grants will support programs that engage youth to stand against discrimination of all kinds and promote equity for all. Priority will be given to youth-led programs where youth are engaged in advocacy and/or activism around an identified issue.

Grants will support social justice programs rooted in the four core tenets of this fund: fairness, access, inclusion, and resiliency. 

Fairness -A society rooted in justice where all young people are treated as they deserve.

Access -A society where all young people have equal and equitable opportunities and where any actual or potential barriers preventing equitable participation are removed.

Inclusion - A society that eliminates all forms of exclusion and discrimination and seeks, develops, and values the talents of all young people.

Resiliency - A society where young people are taught the skills to navigate life successfully and to thrive under any circumstances.

In 2022, grants will focus on the issues of reproductive health, youth mental health, disability inclusion, and addressing youth trauma through the arts.

How to Apply

501c3 organizations serving youth in the Metropolitan Chicago Area where youth are actively engaged inworking for social justice and the equitable treatment for themselves and others are eligible to apply for the Iris Krieg F.A.I.R. Fund. To apply, read the guidelines and complete the application form.


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