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Thank you very much for supporting Center for Companies That Care. There are a variety of ways to financially support this 501(c)(3) nonprofit.


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You may donate directly to the following Companies That Care programs:

The Companies That Care Donation form is available for those who prefer to donate via US Mail or who would like to make a donation in someone’s honor or memory.

Center for Companies That Care is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. Contributions are tax-deductible as allowed by US law.


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Please support 501(c)(3) Center for Companies That Care.  Your tax-deductible donation supports our programs that change the trajectory of the lives of underserved children and channel the power of businesses to live their values and solve tenacious social issues facing our communities.

Donate to the 2014 Annual Fund

Donate to 2015 March to College

Make a General Donation

Make a donation to help underserved students graduate from college.

Join the Safety Net Community.  The Safety Net Community ensures all students have the opportunity to earn a college degree.  Underserved students face many financial, logistical, academic and social barriers to college graduation that are unique to them.  This community of people who care about kids and their futures, and care about overcoming poverty make an annual donation to ensure all students, and especially those who are low-income, minority, or have invisible differences, overcome the barriers, graduate from college and enter a fulfilling career.

Donate to the Rusty Cohen Memorial Fund

Want to know more?

Read about the impact of poverty on college graduation.

Meet a recipient of your donation!


Dee is tenacious and resilient.  We met her when she was in 9th grade but her high school closed after 10th grade due to lack of funds.  She transferred to another high school and still maintained her 3.0+ GPA.  Although AIM High was no longer convenient because it wasn’t at her school, she persisted and attended Saturday Leadership Institute and the monthly Touchpoint Events.  She was accepted into multiple four year colleges and chose to attend UIC where they gave her a full ride for all but $2000.  At the same time, she unexpectedly received a full scholarship to college for an essay she wrote. Only when she was at the Award Ceremony was she told it was to a community college with a very low graduation rate.  She discussed her options with us.  Her heart was still set on UIC and we too thought a four-year degree would bring her closer to her goals.  Companies That Care then committed to helping her find the remaining $2000.  We will help Dee find work, we will help identify other options for scholarships, and, if nothing else turns up, we will give her the $2000 out of the donations from people who care, like you.  Growing up in poverty is the greatest determinant of college graduation. Only 9% of low-income students graduate from college, while over 75% of students coming from the top quartile of family income graduate.  Dee is smart, hard-working, creative and resourceful.  She deserves the opportunity to earn a college degree as much as anyone.  Thank you for joining us on the journey to right this social injustice.

There are many ways you can help underserved students graduate from college.  Click here.

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