Announcing our Second Cohort of 2020 Grantees


In the latter half of the year, CFF awards grants to organizations working to positively impact a family’s health and wellbeing, as well as those that promote community and fellowship. We are pleased to announce support for 14 outstanding organizations in these two program areas:

Blessings in a Backpack
Bright Promises Foundation
Chicago Botanic Garden
Children’s Place Association
CLOCC, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago
Fresh Meals on Wheels of Sheboygan County
Grace Lutheran Church

Lawrence Hall

Loyola University Medical Center

Lutheran Child and Family Services of Illinois
Lutheran Social Services of Illinois
Lutheran Summer Music

Northern Illinois Food Bank


Additionally, as a continuation of the foundation’s response to COVID-19, unsolicited gifts were made to: Chicago Greater Food Depository to help address the astronomical growth in food insecurity; Walther Christian Academy to support second semester scholarships for students whose families face financial hardship; and Chicago Community Trust’s Together We Rise Fund to help our region build back better, stronger, and more just, following the syndemic crises of 2020.

We look forward to supporting, and learning alongside, these organizations in the year ahead.