The Foundation Fighting Blindness was established in 1971.  Since that time, it has raised over $700 million to support research to prevent and treat blindness caused by retinal disease.  Over 10 million Americans, and millions more worldwide, have vision loss due to retinal degeneration.  Through its support of focused and innovative science, the Foundation drives the research that will provide preventions, treatments and cures for people affected by retinitis pigmentosa, macular degeneration, Usher syndrome and other inherited retinal diseases.  

Ounce of Prevention Fund: Since 1982, The Ounce of Prevention Fund has persistently pursues a single goal: that all American children- particularly those born into poverty- have quality early childhood experienced in the crucial first five years of life. Find out more at

 The Greater Chicago Food Depository: The Greater Chicago Food Depository, Chicago’s food bank provides food for hungry people while striving to end hunger in our community. The Food Depository makes a daily impact across Cook County with a network of 650 pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, mobile distributions, children’s programs, older adult programs and innovative responses that address the root causes of hunger. For more information, visit or call 773-247-FOOD.

Waterkeeper Alliance:  Waterkeeper Alliance's goal is to champion swimmable, fishable and drinkable waterways worldwide, and work to clean, protect, and defend waterways around the world. 

Stand Up To Cancer: Stand Up To Cancer’s (SU2C) mission is to raise funds to accelerate the pace of groundbreaking translational research that can get new therapies to patients quickly and save lives now. SU2C brings together the best and the brightest researchers and mandates collaboration among the cancer community. By galvanizing the entertainment industry, SU2C has set out to generate awareness, educate the public on cancer prevention and help more people diagnosed with cancer become long-term survivors. This is where the end of cancer begins: when we unite in one movement, unstoppable.

Best Buddies: dedicated to establishing a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD).

Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights: Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights is a human rights advocacy organization; a nonprofit charitable organization that works to realize Robert Kennedy's dream of a peaceful and just world by advancing human rights.

Human Rights Watch: Human Rights Watch defends the rights of people worldwide. We scrupulously investigate abuses, expose the facts widely, and pressure those with power to respect rights and secure justice. Human Rights Watch is an independent, international organization that works as part of a vibrant movement to uphold human dignity and advance the cause of human rights for all.

City Year Programming: working to bridge the gap in high-poverty communities between the support that students actually need, and what their schools are designed and resourced to provide. In doing so, we’re helping to increase graduation rates across the country, and changing the lives of the students we serve.

The Game On! Sports 4 Girls Scholarship Fund: provides funding for deserving, underserved girls, ages 4 - 16, to participate in quality sports programming, including Game On! Sports 4 Girls camps and school year programs, who otherwise would not be able to afford.