Our Stories

Telling our story with impact updates from our partners, research, case studies and more.
EQUIP: Investing in a Bright Future for All Early Learners

Program Update: EQUIP Provides Investment in Bright Future for Low-Income Children Ages 0-5

Humane Advocacy: 150 Years

avatār : an embodiment of an abstract idea

Guidelines Available for 2019 SEL@Home Initiative

Letter of Intent forms due by Friday, February 8 at 5pm.

Humane Advocacy: 150 Years


Guidelines Now Available for Elevating Youth Voices Special Grant Initiative

Deadline to submit an email letter of interest is January 15, 2019

Measuring Impact: Why (and How) We Evaluate

Through careful, ongoing evaluation, Bright Promises Foundation ensures that the change that results from our investment is sustained.

New Funding Opportunity: $50,0000 to Elevate Youth Voices and Create Positive Community Change

Announcing a special funding opportunity as a part of Bright Promises Foundation's 150th Anniversary

Humane Advocacy: 150 Years

What does one give when abundance is dwindling? Isn't that when the true essence of giving commences - the Giving of Self?

Partner Spotlight: RefugeeOne

Bright Promises Foundation is partnering with RefugeeOne to ensure refugee children have the skills and support they need to thrive in the U.S.

2018 Awards Marks 149th Year of Accelerating Innovation in Chicago's Child-Serving Community

Nearly 300 people gathered to celebrate and support programs that address the urgent, unmet needs of low-income children and families in new and meaningful ways.

Bright Promises Announces 2018-2019 Grantees

Bright Promises is partnering with 16 leading organizations across Chicagoland, supporting them to improve their programs and services, increasing both the reach and quality of their work.

Announcing the 2018 Awards Honorees

Congratulations to the recipients of the 2018 Awards: Doug Mabie, Nancy Ronquillo, Marco Dodd, and Maria Degillo