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Bright Promises Foundation is one of the oldest 501c3 public charities in Illinois solely dedicated to funding innovative programs that address emerging issues for at-risk children. Today, through research and discussion with leading children’s experts, Bright Promises Foundation determines the most critical needs of children that are currently under-recognized and underfunded. Through innovative grantmaking and capacity-building program support, we continue to make long-lasting improvements to the lives of disadvantaged children in Illinois.
Bright Promises is unique among organizations serving children:
We work in the areas other funders haven’t reached yet .
Bright Promises has the agility to pivot the focus of our funding as children’s needs evolve. We identify viable approaches to important emerging issues-issues that aren’t on the daily news yet, but will be-then make strategic investments in organizations that are doing trail-blazing work .
Our work doesn’t end with our investment. We ensure a lasting impact by supporting program and need assessments, quality evaluations, and a focus on outcomes for children. With the holistic approach, Bright Promises helps move organizations from understanding of need , through training , and into lasting culture change .