Partner With Us

Our dedicated partners assist us in sustaining our ever important services for Chicagoland youth. These partnerships serve as vital links to the community and growing programs. Your partnership will be mutually beneficial by connecting your philanthropic goals and interests to our mission. We recognize your partnership through a marketing strategy that matches your interests in affiliating with our unparalleled brand.


CORPORATE ENGAGEMENT – We work with your company to customize a partnership that articulates your philanthropic and employee engagement needs. Our goal is to align any opportunity in our portfolio with your corporate culture.

WORKPLACE MENTORING – Engage employees in meaningful volunteer opportunities that help boost morale, improve retention and overall job satisfaction by investing in this one-on-one mentoring program. Learn more about our turnkey approach to help you meet your company’s corporate social responsibility and employee engagement goals by clicking here

BOARD PLACEMENT – Our Board of Directors is a group of executive professionals who are vital to our success by helping to secure and sustain our partnerships and programs, aid in our fundraising efforts, and oversee the work of our CEO. The Leadership Board is designed for young professionals who are engaged in our mission, providing support through raising funds, recruiting future mentors and partners, and generating public awareness of the organization in a fun and collaborative environment.

EVENT SPONSORSHIPS – BBBSMC hosts approximately twelve events per year that range from intimate, industry-specific events or employee team building fundraisers to our young professionals cocktail party or Annual Graduation Gala. Learn more about our unique sponsorship options and the benefits of enhancing the visibility of your brand, all while supporting our mentoring programs.

GET HEALTHY INITIATIVE – Our Get Healthy Initiative targets childhood obesity and health/wellness concerns within the population we serve. Through agency events, health-focused field trips and curriculum, we strive to end childhood obesity by exposing our youth to healthy alternatives.

SCHOLARSHIPS AND MATCH ENRICHMENT ACTIVITIES – Our Match Enrichment Fund provides financial support to help in areas of educational achievement, college and career preparation, health and wellness, and aptitude enhancement. Existing matches in good standing may access the Fund through a formal, rigorous application process designed by the agency and funders. Scholarships are offered every year to graduating Littles.

GENERAL SUPPORT FOR PROGRAMS AND OPERATIONS – Many of our partners provide funding for support of our general operations and different types of programming. We can tailor your gift to fit your philanthropic goals, while helping us where we need it most.

COMMUNITY COLLABORATION – We work closely with community collaborators to complement and enhance our youth mentoring services. These strategic alliances with schools, districts, and other community organizations are intended to achieve greater impact through collaboration on volunteer referrals, youth referrals, program space allowance, advocacy, and more.

To learn more about corporate and event partnerships, please contact:

 Brad Whitlock at 312-207-4239

For all other partnerships, please contact:

 Kelly Walter at 312-207-4238

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Companies in the Chicagoland area


Corporate Mentoring Programs


Community Partners

A Long-term Investment in our City

The Caerus Foundation, Inc. has generously supported our agency for over 15 years and their longstanding partnership has provided over 20,000 Chicagoland youth with vital mentoring services.

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Foundation Partners

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  • The John Buck Company Foundation

  • The Healthcare Foundation of Highland Park

  • Adreani Foundation

  • Allyn Foundation, Inc.

  • Alvin H. Baum Family Fund

  • The Barker Welfare Foundation

  • Bill Nygren Foundation

  • Kovler Family Foundation

  • The Bruce J. Heim Foundation

  • Caerus Foundation, Inc.

  • Carroll Simpson Fund

  • Celebrate Life Foundation

  • The Crown Family

  • The Donley Foundation

  • Dr. Scholl Foundation

  • Helen M. Harrison Foundation

  • Highland Park Community Foundation

  • Legacy Foundation

  • Paul M. Angell Family Foundation

  • Polk Bros. Foundation

  • Target Foundation

  • Topfer Family Foundation

  • Trustmark Foundation

  • WellCare Foundation

  • William J. Clancy Foundation

  • Willow Springs Foundation

  • Woodward Charitable Trust

  • Charles and M.R. Shapiro Foundation

  • Colonel Stanley R. McNeil Foundation, Bank of America, N.A., Trustee

  • The Maurice R. and Meta G. Gross Foundation, John D. Marshall and Bank of America, N.A., Co-Trustees

Government Partners

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  • Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority

  • City of Hammond, Indiana

  • Whiting, Indiana Mayor’s Office

  • Vernon Township

  • Libertyville Township

  • Lake County, Illinois – Community Development Division

  • City of Chicago Department of Family and Support Service – Youth Mentoring

  • City of Chicago Department of Family and Support Service – Mayor’s Mentoring Initiative

Sports Partners

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  • Bears Care

  • Chicago Bulls Charities

  • Chicago Cubs Charities

  • Chicago White Sox Charities

  • NFL Inspire Change