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Humane Advocacy: 150 Years

"Therein lies our brightest promise: that I care, you are not alone and we transcend together."

Fathers and Fatherhood: Building Strong Families and Communities

Join us at the 150th Anniversary Awards on Tuesday, October 15 for the presentation of the Elevating Youth Voices grants, plus performances by Chicago youth leaders!

Bright Promises Continues to Invest in Quality Education for Chicago's Early Learners

Bright Promises continues to make substantial investements in improving early childhood education in Chicago for low-income children with 2019-2020 EQUIP grants

Chicago Youth Inspire at Bright Promises Foundation’s 150th Anniversary Awards

Chicago’s first agency for the protection of vulnerable children celebrates 150th year of service by giving over the stage to the kids.

Humane Advocacy: 150 Years

The latest in a special blog series created in partnership with the Nourishment Project to celebrate 150 years of helping children reach their full promise and potential.

Double Your Donation - Help Local Youth Leaders Make Chicago Communities Safer and Stronger

Partner with Bright Promises Foundation and Better to double your impact. Your gift is matched, donate now!

Two Weeks Left to Donate to Bright Promises' First Ever Crowdfunding Campaign

Donate before Sept.29 to help us reach our goal!

Get Your Tickets for the 150th Anniversary Awards

You're invited to the 150th Anniversary Awards on Tuesday, October 15, honoring Judith S. Block, Dr. Dorene Wiese, and Peggy and Paul Bodine. Reserve your tickets today!

Congratulations to the Elevating Youth Voices $10,000 Grant Recipients

Join us at the 150th Anniversary Awards on Tuesday, October 15 for the presentation of the Elevating Youth Voices grants, plus performances by Chicago youth leaders!

Announcing the 150th Anniversary Awards Honorees

Join us we honor Judith S. Block, Chicago philanthropic icon and lifelong advocate for children, American Indian leader Dr. Dorene Wiese, and outstanding volunteers Peggy and Paul Bodine.

SEL@Home Welcomes Fourth and Largest Cohort of Program Partners

Bright Promises is proud to announce new and renewed multi-year partnerships with 14 organizations through the SEL@Home initiative.

Humane Advocacy: 150 Years

Transcendental - Rising to the bright promise of untapped potential.