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The Robert R. McCormick Foundation is committed to fostering communities of educated, informed and engaged citizens. Through philanthropic programs, Cantigny Park and museums, the Foundation helps develop citizen leaders and works to make life better in our communities. The Foundation was established as a charitable trust in 1955, upon the death of Col. Robert R. McCormick, longtime editor and publisher of the Chicago Tribune. The Robert R. McCormick Foundation is one of the nation’s largest foundations, with more than $1 billion in assets.


AgeOptions innovates, partners, and advocates to improve systems and services in order to strengthen communities so people thrive as they age.


Alphawood Foundation is a Chicago-based, grant-making private foundation working for an equitable, just, and humane society. Each year we award grants to organizations, primarily in the areas of advocacy, architecture and preservation, the arts and arts education, promotion and protection of the rights of LGBT citizens and people living with HIV/AIDS, and other human and civil rights.



Zakat Chicago is a committee of the Council of Islamic Organizations of Greater Chicago. Visit the CIOGC website. PRINCIPLE: Zakat Chicago operates on the principle of: “Local Collection, Local Distribution” in cooperation with all local participating organizations. COLLECTION: Zakat is collected from local Muslim individuals, businesses, and participating Islamic organizations. DISTRIBUTION: The Zakat collected is distributed among various Chicago area Muslim             community projects in accordance with the Shari’ah (Islamic law) guidelines.


The Retirement Research Foundation

The Retirement Research Foundation (RRF) is devoted exclusively to improving the quality of life for our nation’s older adults, especially those who are vulnerable due to advanced age, economic disadvantage, or disparity related to race and ethnicity.

Pillars Fund

Pillars Fund

The Pillars Fund is a donor advised fund founded in 2010 designed to foster civic engagement and promote a better understanding of the American Muslim community. Specifically, the Pillars Fund builds support for the American Muslim nonprofit community by combining resources to make strategic grants to nonprofits that are working on issues that are vital to the American Muslim community.

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