How to Pre-Qualify a Charity

Our focus is on charities whose mission and service are based out of the Northwest Suburban Chicago Community to maximize the impact of funding in our area. The charities listed here have been vetted against our specific requirements. The list will be updated as additional charities are recommended by our members. Click on “How To Nominate A Charity” to see a list of our requirements. Note that once a charity has been awarded funding, it will not be eligible for nomination again for three years from the funding date.

If you’d like to know more about any of these charities, click on their listed web address to go directly to their website. Remember, if you have a charity you’d like to nominate that is not yet on this list, please fill out our Charity Nomination Form and submit it at least one week in advance of the meeting.  We’ll add it to the list if it meets our criteria (if it does not, for any reason, we will contact you directly).

Download Charity Pre-Qualification Form

CHARITY NAME Any charity on the “APPROVED” list below has been pre-qualified and can be nominated by any member. 


Boys and Girls Club of Lake Country.

Cancer Wellness Center.

CASA Lake County (Court Appointed Special Advocates).

Center for Enriched Living.

College Bound Opportunities .

Clockwise Theatre.

Erika’s Lighthouse

Faith in Action Volunteers of Southeast Lake County.

Family Service Prevention Education and Counseling NFP.

Fellowship Housing.

Harbour, Inc..

Haven Youth and Family Services.

Helping Women Period.

Journeys: The Road Home.

Lake County University of Illinois Extension.

Lauri S. Bauer Foundation for Sudden Loss.

Let It Be Us.

Little City Foundation.

Max Schewitz Foundation.

Music Blocks.

New Foundation.

NISRA Foundation.

Orphans of the Storm.

PADS (Lake County PADS).

PAWS.  ​

Pioneer Center for Human Services.

Preservation Foundation of the Lake Country Forest ​Preserves.

Riverside Foundation.


Samaritan Counseling Center of the Northwest.

Save-A-Pet, Inc.

Shelter Inc.

Smart Farm of Barrington

Society of St. Vincent De Paul Lake Zurich.

The Build Team.

The Lake County Haven.

The Trike Project Foundation.

Youth Build Lake Country.

Youth Conservation Corps.

Wings Program.