Our Sponsors

We don’t do this work alone. Our sponsors and partners are crucial to the work we do to help kids today and invest in the young people who will guide Chicago tomorrow.

Thank You!

We would like to express our deepest gratitude to the following generous donors who have played a pivotal role in supporting Urban Initiatives’ mission to create positive change in the lives of Chicago’s youth. Their invaluable contributions have made a lasting impact on the lives of countless children and families.

ADM Cares
Robin and Tony Armour
Belvedere Trading
Chicago Blackhawks Foundation
Chicago Cubs – Cubs Care
Chicago Department of Family Support Services
Chicago Park District
Chicago Public Schools
Crown Family Philanthropies
Dayle Duchossois
and Ed Fortino
Steve Elkins
The Gallagher Family
Beth and Neil Hirshman
IMC Chicago Charitable Foundation
J.R. Albert Foundation, Inc.
Laureus Sport for Good
Leslie and Dave Mcgranahan
Michael Lewis Company
Nike, Inc
Polk Bros Foundation
Quest Foundation
The Quirke Family
Yeming and Aaron Rankin
Scott and Amy Skinger
Target Corporation
Ann and John Turner
Union Pacific Foundation
Van Wyk Family Foundation
Waddell Family Foundation

Empowering Youth

Urban Initiatives uses the power of sport and play to empower Chicago’s youth to achieve academic success, develop social-emotional skills, and build social capital. Our work is in its 20th year of changing lives.

Making an Impact

We believe that play has the power to make Chicago safer, more equitable, and more connected. See students, coaches, and parents share why they think play is serious. We’re growing to meet needs for more of the city’s youth.