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charities + nonprofits

We are lucky.  The Tri-Cities have a plethora of nonprofits that contribute to the betterment of our communities. Nonprofits that serve the underserved.  Nonprofits that enrich access to technology in our public schools.  Nonprofits that provide additional resources to taxpayers.  


Much of the work they do is behind the scenes and these organizations seldom get the recognition they deserve because of their humble and apathetic nature.


But every nonprofit in the area could use your help. Volunteer. Donate. Give. However you help, it’s important that you simply help in whichever way best fits your ability to do so.


The nonprofit organizations listed below are just a small tasting; for a full list and links to each one’s website with more information, visit


  • The Autism hero project started five years ago and we are a 501(c)3 non-for profit who buys medical insurance for uninsured or underinsured children on the autism spectrum. We also work with state representatives to put laws in place to support autistic children. No one on our board takes a salary and all the money we raise goes to buy his medical insurance for kids on the spectrum and supports autistic children. We've also worked with Saint Charles (2022) and Elgin (2021) Police departments to train them on autism. To date we have purchased $200,000 worth of medical insurance. Currently we support children in the state of Illinois but our goal is to grow into other states as well. It is also our goal to never have to turn a family down who applies for our grant. Currently we are able to support most families who apply

kane county

radical love 

  • Radical Love is a 501(c)3 organization that was created for local resettled refugee families and adults; it helps kids through partnerships with 7 local schools and 2 housing complexes; and it works with local senior neighbors through its partnership with a local senior living facility. KIDS of all ages are involved with every aspect of Radical Love, with projects like organizing school supplies for peers, packing snack bags monthly, collecting Halloween costumes, gently used books and winter gear to deliver to schools and housing complexes so no child goes hungry, cold or without books and gear. Kids help stock food for senior neighbors and bring joy to them just by being there.

kane county

meals on wheels


  • Many seniors have difficulty shopping for food and preparing their own meals. As a result, they might skip a meal because they don’t have food or because they just can’t prepare it themselves. This is where Kane Senior Council comes in.  Our caterers prepare a wide variety of food that is specially created for the needs of seniors – including those with special dietary needs. The meals are single-serve, easy to eat and delivered right to the seniors by our volunteers.

kane county

The Colette A. Miles Foundation

  • The Colette A. Miles Foundation also known as Colette’s Crew offers individual support, volunteer programs, annual events, and corporate sponsorship’s to benefit and impact the lives of cancer patients and families.  Our mission is to inspire and provide many avenues for individuals and businesses in the community to get involved and make an impact on others’ lives. 

St. Charles

random acts matter

  • Random Acts Matter is organized for the purpose of raising funds to provide random acts of compassion and care on a referral basis via a network of community helping community within the 60174 and 60175 zip codes. Random Acts will be performed primarily on a referral/nomination basis.  This non-profit is COMPLETELY run by volunteers, meaning all money donated goes to recipients of the random acts!

St. Charles

cal's angels

  • Cal's Angels is a 501(c)(3) pediatric cancer foundation with a mission of granting wishes, raising awareness and funding research to help kids fighting cancer.

st. charles

lazarus house

  • Our mission is to offer guests connected to our communities who are homeless or in need hope for the future by providing hospitality, food, safe shelter and education — tools for life. 

st. charles

project mobility

  • Project Mobility is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that offers recreational events using specialized bicycles for people with disabilities. Our professional staff works with families, rehabilitative professionals, and organizations to promote better health, independence, and most of all the freedom of mobility for people with physical disabilities.

st. charles

big hearts fox valley

  • Making a difference by providing needed items to children and families in our D303 community that qualify.

st. charles

fox valley food for health

  • Fox Valley Food For Health’s mission is to promote a nutrition focused community through teen education and serving those struggling with a health crisis.

st. charles

ben smiles memorial foundation

  • We gift switches, adapted toys and other devices to kids with motor or development challenges through Ben's Toy Closet. We pick up where insurance may not cover important resources/devices, spreading smiles through our gifts in Benjamin Gerlach's memory (6/30/12-5/2/16).

st. charles

Comic Books 4 Kids

  • Our mission is very straight forward. It is to provide child-friendly comic books to children in hospitals and cancer centers across the U.S. Where we can also help in Canada, we will as well. In almost every case, these will come as new comics from the many publishers who support us. On occasion, we will also provide unread, warehouse overstock. In all cases, we work within the medical facility's infectious disease policies .

st. charles

tricity health partnership

  • The mission of Tri City Health Partnership is to provide quality health care in an environment of mutual respect, to members of the community without the ability to pay for services. We promote better life choices through education and preventive care to foster the growth of the whole individual.

st. charles

st. charles women's club

  • We work together to improve the lives of women, children and families in St. Charles through philanthropic activities and community outreach events.

st. charles

Delta Foundation for Spiritual Studies

    • Delta Foundation for Spiritual Studies is a non-profit for anyone looking to connect to themselves or to others on a spiritual level through the mindful practice of love, gratitude, creation, and stillness. The intent and purpose is to bring people together in order to further the advancement of spiritual study for the highest good. We offer Meditation Courses, Intuitive Readings, Intuitive Psychology Services, Lectures + Events,  Corporate/Group Offerings, and more.


joshua tree community

  • The Joshua Tree Community is a 501(c)(3) Not-for-Profit Day Program for non-aggressive Mildly Intellectually Disabled Adults over the age of 22 or are no longer in public education and over the age of 18.  It is our goal to provide an underserved community of adults a means to participate in activities that will enrich their lives on a year round, daily basis.


casa kane county

  • CASA Kane County is a nonprofit volunteer organization that has been advocating for the best interests of abused and neglected children within the Juvenile Court system since 1988. CASA Kane County recruits, trains, and supervises community volunteers who serve as Court Appointed Special Advocates and Guardians ad Litem (CASA/GAL) for children who are in court due to abuse, neglect or private guardianship.


tri-city family services

  • Since 1967, TriCity Family Services has been Kane County’s leading provider of counseling and other mental health services to clients of all ages and all income levels.  Our experienced team of professional therapists provides the residents of Central Kane County and other neighboring Chicagoland communities with counseling, family-based treatment for eating disorders, emotional wellness workshops and support groups, and employee assistance programs.



  • Marklund is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that serves infants, children, teens and adults with serious and profound developmental disabilities and special healthcare needs.  With three residential locations–the Marklund Hyde Center in Geneva, the Marklund Philip Center in Bloomingdale, and the Marklund Wasmond Center in Elgin–it is currently home to nearly 174 clients. 


northern illinois food bank

  • Northern Illinois Food Bank uses volunteers to help sort and pack food, provide administrative support, plan special events and speak to community groups. Whether you are looking for a one-time volunteer opportunity for a group or an ongoing opportunity for yourself, we can put your talents to use.
  • As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with a goal of solving hunger in our 13-county service area, we rely on our generous donors, volunteers, and community partners – the local food pantries and feeding programs, food manufacturers and retailers, companies, foundations and individuals who join with us in our vision for no one to be hungry in Northern Illinois.


living well cancer resource center

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  • LivingWell exists to provide compassionate care that empowers, encourages, supports and offers hope to patients with cancer and their families.
  • So many ways to help! You can make a financial donation, donate your time and/or services, or help LivingWell receive items on their WISH LIST.


chip in batavia

  • To support students and their families in temporary or transitioning housing situations or who are facing the obstacles of poverty in Batavia and are on the free/reduced lunch program.


batavia interfaith food pantry & Clothes Closet

Food Pantry: (630) 879-3784 
Clothes Closet: (630) 406-0036

  • The Batavia Interfaith Food Pantry is a not-for-profit 501(C)(3) organization founded by local churches. Its purpose is to serve the needs of our community. Those who have lost a job, are underemployed, disabled, homeless or just have a need, may come to the pantry for food and household supplies.


water street studios

  • Water Street Studios is a 501(c)3 for-purpose art center located in downtown Batavia, Illinois. Our mission is to help make the arts more accessible to the Fox Valley region and beyond. Our vision is to be a cultural hub in the Midwest. We provide our community with classes, artist studios, gallery exhibitions, free programs for under-resourced families and schools, events in our historic venue, and more


batavia foundation for educational excellence

  • Batavia Foundation for Educational Excellence (BFEE) partners with Batavia Schools to award grants to Batavia educators. We also help local groups with scholarship selection and applications.


batavia Mother's Club

  • Every member of the Batavia Mothers’ Club works together to raise funds for local charities. We host several fundraisers, such as our Autumn Craft and Vendor Show, Bunco Night, and Fox Trot Run. In the spring, we distribute these contributions to local charities and schools that have applied for funds.


3:11 project

  • 3:11 Project is a 501(c)(3) Charity Organization that services individuals that are struggling to provide basic necessities for for themselves and their families. Our work is dedicated to inspiring those in our community to build friendships and show compassion through service to one another


association for individual development

  • To empower people with physical, developmental, intellectual and mental health challenges to enjoy lives of dignity and purpose


aurora food pantry

  • Aurora Area Interfaith Food Pantry is committed to providing nutritious food relief to the community in a humanitarian and compassionate manner.


C.U.P.S. Bra Drive

  • We collect new and gently used bras that are gifted to women and girls in a dignified process of giving that includes-- the service of proper fittings to help uplift women and girls living in homeless, refugee, and battered shelters in Illinois.


Mutual Ground

  • Mutual Ground is the safe place where people come together to break the cycle of domestic violence and sexual abuse. We are not just a shelter, we are a solution. Located in Aurora, Illinois, Mutual Ground serves the Greater Aurora area, Southern Kane and all of Kendall County.


gigi's playhouse fox valley

  • GiGi’s Playhouse Fox Valley is committed to partnering with local businesses and organizations to further the overall mission of awareness of the potential for people with Down syndrome within the Fox Valley community. Our success of offering quality programs and running a cost efficient playhouse depends greatly on our volunteers and donations- both in-kind and cash


community foundation of the fox river valley

  • The Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley is a collection of individual funds and resources given by local citizens to enhance and support the quality of life in the Fox River Valley Illinois.  Foundation funds are used to provide grants to non-profit organizations and scholarships to area students. The Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley serves the Greater Aurora Area, the TriCities and Kendall County in the State of Illinois.


north aurora's mothers club

  • The North Aurora Mothers Club (NAMC) is an Illinois 501(c)(3) charitable organization. Our members are committed to improving the social, emotional, educational, and physical well-being of the children and families of North Aurora, Illinois, and its surrounding communities.

north aurora

anderson Humane

  • A one-of-a-kind animal welfare organization, Anderson Humane focuses on creating and supporting mutually beneficial relationships between people and animals. Current programming such as our Adoption Program, Military Veterans’ Program, Low Cost Vet Clinics, and Healing Paws Pet Therapy Program help keep animals and people together, where they belong. Other programs are offered in partnership with human-service organizations throughout our community, maximizing impact and changing lives for the better. For more than half a century, Anderson Humane has been a place of refuge and second chances for thousands of animals and the people who love them and with our 2020 merger with Fox Valley Wildlife Center we expanded our mission to include all animals. Our vision is a humane world for people and animals.

South elgin

go with the flow

  • We provide menstrual products, underwear, and toiletries to individuals in need though food pantries, shelters, and community service agencies throughout Kane County. Our summer Not Your Typical School Supply Drive will provide 400 teens with vital menstrual products and toiletries that will encourage girls to attend class and extra curricular activities without pausing for their period. You can get can help! Follow us on social media. Make a product donation. Attend a fundraiser. Volunteer your time to prepare donations.


HorsePower Therapeutic riding

  • To harness the healing power of the horse as we provide creative, inspiring and challenging therapeutic riding lessons to children and adults with disabilities.


geneva women's club

  • Geneva Women's Club is a non-profit 501(c)3 philanthropic women's organization that is dedicated to improving the lives of women, children and families in the Fox Valley. We support our community by concentrating our volunteer and fundraising efforts on key areas of concern: hunger, health/wellness and education. 

Fox Valley

variety of illinois

  • The mission of Variety of Illinois is to improve the quality of life for children with disabilities by providing the equipment and experiences needed to reach their highest potential.  This is accomplished through programs such as Variety at Play offering inclusive, accessible activities for the whole family, Kids on the Go that provides mobility equipment not covered by insurance for kids with disabilities, and Live to Achieve that encourages participation and excellence in adaptive sports.  Money raised in Illinois helps kids right here in Illinois.  

northern illinois

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