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Chicago Lights offers a variety of ways for corporations to contribute to our work–from team-building group volunteer experiences to employee volunteer grants, matching gifts, and workplace giving campaigns, as well as in-kind contributions and event sponsorship opportunities. We also have special giving experiences and opportunities available at the holidays.

For more information on these or any of the programs listed below, please contact Kate Solis Silva, Associate Director of Development, at 312.981.3564 or

CNA is Chicago Lights' corporate partner for the 2016 Chicago Charity Challenge.

CNA is Chicago Lights’ corporate partner for the 2016 Chicago Charity Challenge.

Chicago Charity Challenge Partner: CNA

Chicago Lights joined forces with CNA for the 2016 Chicago Charity Challenge.

The Challenge creates teams by pairing a local nonprofit with a Chicago-based company for a year-long partnership designed to encourage corporations to get involved in the community and build camaraderie among employees while providing a fantastic fundraising and volunteering boost to organizations serving our city.

Read about our partnership with CNA here.

Corporate Volunteer Experiences

Create a meaningful team-building environment, deepen your impact with Chicago Lights, and give back to the local community by participating in a corporate volunteer experience. Chicago Lights offers many opportunities to contribute your time, and we are happy to work with your organization to develop an outing that suits your company’s unique philanthropic goals.

Matching Gifts

Chicago Lights is deeply grateful to be designated as a recipient of corporate matching gift funds, and we are happy to provide any necessary documentation needed to your Human Resources or Community Relations department. Chicago Lights is also a proud partner of the Chicagoland United Way. Should your employer participate in United Way campaigns, we are deeply grateful to be the recipient of funds. Learn more online here about matching gifts.

Workplace Giving

Chicago Lights is thankful to receive funds raised through jean days, golf tournaments, and other various charitable workplace events. We are also more than happy to help you create a distinctive event that will resonate with your office while giving back to your local community.

In-Kind and Pro Bono Contributions

Your company’s donation of goods and services has the power to make a lasting impact with the programs of Chicago Lights. Whether a clothing drive to support the Elam Davies Social Service Center or a donation of IT and marketing support to our programs, your expertise and gifts help sustain and grow our impact in the Chicago area. Learn more about our current in-kind donation needs.

Event Sponsorship

Chicago Lights’ three signature annual events—Gala of Hope, GLOW, and Spotlight—offer generous opportunities for corporate visibility while providing hope and opportunity to those facing the challenges of poverty in Chicago. All corporate dollars received directly benefit the six outreach programs of Chicago Lights.

Having a community project was fantastic! It was good to remember that we can spare time to give back to our community. It was a great way to interact with our colleagues.

— Delta Air Lines volunteer

I loved getting to know new people and experience a new side of the city with my coworkers.

— Groupon volunteer

For more information on these opportunities, please contact Kate Solis Silva, Associate Director of Development, at 312.981.3564 or