FOUNDATION GRANTS/PROJECT PARTNERS ($81,553 IN GRANTS AWARDED) Donated $250 to Team Rubicon, who serves communities by mobilizing veterans to continue their service, leveraging their skills and experience to help people prepare, respond, and recover from disasters and humanitarian crises. One of our best supporters is battling breast cancer, so we made a donation of $500 to BCRF in her honor... $17,800 donated all-time to the AARP Foundation's Experience Corps program! Donated $1,000 following Hurricane Ida (September, 2021) - they've assisted more than 700 impacted animals through pre- and post-storm evacuations of homeless cats and dogs, water and land search-and-rescue, emergency sheltering, and pet food distribution. We donated copies of The Ultimate Art Museum coffee table book to all nineteen ULBGC boys + girls clubs, hopefully, to inspire an appreciation and passion for art! Many thanks to Phaidon Publishing for donating 50% of the costs! ($500 value) Donated $3,000 all-time to their crisis hunger relief efforts (think feeding people after earthquakes) and #ChefsForAmerica project! Donated $2,500 all-time, helping provide 20,000 meals for those they serve, along with free mental health and social services! Donated $500 to YOLA, which provides free instruments, intensive music training, and academic support to more than 1,300 students from disadvantaged neighborhoods! Donated $3,000 all-time to support their Pilot Light Anywhere eLearning series, focused on literacy-based food education! Donated $3,000 all-time as part of our #AnimalRescue and #ChicagoStrong programs, supporting their Pride of Chicago capital campaign. Donated $1,000 to support their scholarships and mentoring programs, an organization co-founded by former Cubs and Red Sox executive, Theo Epstein. Donated $6,000 all-time to support their commitment to developing and inspiring the next generation of American leaders, with programming falling into these core program areas: academic success, healthy lifestyles, good character and citizenship, and leadership development. Donated $2,500 to sponsor their online summit, Brain It On 2021! HFC is co-founded by Seth and Lauren Miller Rogen. Donated $7,715 all-time to support Maria Shriver's Women's Alzheimer's Movement, dedicated to raising awareness about women’s increased risk for Alzheimer’s disease, educating the public about lifestyle changes that can protect brain health, research, and prevention centers. Donated $4,500 all-time to support their conservation, animal rescue, and research work, as well as their Surge Forward program! Donated $2,650 all-time to the Art Institute of Chicago to help promote artistic literacy through our #ChicagoStrong program. Donated $2,500 all-time to Chicago's food bank, bringing food, hope, and dignity to the community. They support 700+ food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, and other programs. Donated $11,260 all-time to Kevin Bacon's SIXDEGREES.ORG foundation in support of their PLAY ON and #IFeedTheFront projects. Donated $5,600 for Bheem the Puppy's emergency surgeries. Donated $1,130 during COVID-19 to support first responders! Donated $1,128 during COVID-19 to help resupply local food banks! Donated $800 to the California Wildfires Recovery Fund (part of the Center For Disaster Philanthropy). Donated $570 for wildfires relief for endangered animals and pets. Donated $500 to support Junior League of Chicago, and their amazing programs such as Kids in the Kitchen, Done in a Day, and Freeing Individuals from Human Trafficking! Donated $500 in appreciation for their amazing efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic. Donated $500 to help children from low-income families have access to high-quality books in the home environment and extensive family engagement support. Donated $250 to Matthew McConaughey's JKL Foundation's WE'RE TEXAS campaign, which raises cash for long-term recovery from the devastating winter storms in 2021. Alright, alright, alright... Donated $200 to assist with helping children, teens, and adults come out of the COVID-19 lockdown, with free educational support, creative outlets, and job search assistance! Donated $100 to support CPR's focus on saving German Shepherds from high kill shelters in the South. Donated $100 to support a classroom on Chicago's south side. This'll help provide technological support for COVID-19 remote learning Fall 2020.