(AAPIP) Asian American Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy: An organization dedicated to advancing philanthropy and Asian Pacific American communities.

Asian Giving Circle – Chicago: An innovative form of philanthropy which raises funds from the Asian American community to provide funding to Asian American Organizations.

ChangeMakers: Changemakers inspires and supports philanthropic individuals and organizations working for social change.

Chicago Architecture Foundation: The Chicago Architecture Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing public interest and education in architecture and design.

The John D. and Katharine T. MacArthur Foundation: a private, independent grantmaking institution dedicated to helping groups and individuals foster lasting improvement in the human condition.

Mozilla Foundation

New America Foundation: New America is a think tank and civic enterprise committed to renewing American politics, prosperity, and purpose in the Digital Age.

Sesame Street Workshop


Local Initiative Support Corporation (LISC): LISC helps resident-led, community-based development organizations transform distressed communities and neighborhoods into healthy ones – good places to live, do business, work and raise families.

Larisa Ortiz Associates: Larisa Ortiz Associates is a boutique consulting firm specializing in commercial district planning, strategic positioning, market analysis, and retail and development strategies

National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum (NAPAWF): an organization t o build an APA women’s movement among those who believe in advancing social justice.

National CAPACD (Coalition for Asian Pacific American Community Development): National CAPACD is the first national advocacy organization dedicated to addressing the community development needs of diverse and rapidly growing AAPI communities.

Sargent Shriver Center on National Poverty Law: A non-profit advocacy organization founded on the belief that “the law can help get the poor out of poverty”

SEIU Local I (Service Employees International Union): SEIU Local One is a labor union representing building maintenance workers throughout the Chicago area. Their mission is to protect and advocate for the economic and social rights of their workers.

Thousand Waves Martial Arts & Self-Defense Center, NFP: Thousand Waves is a non-profit Martial Arts & Self Defense center. Their mission is to promote mental and physical fitness, non-violence, and a non-quitting spirit through the study and training of the Martail Arts.

Zam’s Hope: dedicated to empowering low-income individuals, immigrants, and their families in the Chicagoland area



Connected Learning Alliance

University of California Irvine

Hive Chicago Learning Network

Chicago Public Libraries

Big Thought (Dallas City of Learning)

District of Learning



Ailey Camp Chicago: Founded by the dancer Alvin Ailey, Ailey Camp is a nationwide summer dance program for urban youth.

The Chicago Art Department: The principal partner of Zero One Projects Nat Soti co-founded a arts non-profit dedicated to developing new and emerging chicago artists.

Chicago Jazz Philharmonic: The mission of CJP is to present high quality musical performances and music education programs that will bridge gaps in genre, artistry and diversity

Chicago History Museum: The Chicago Historical Museum is a privately endowed, independent institution devoted to collecting, interpreting, and presenting the rich multicultural history of Chicago and Illinois.

Community Architext: Community Architext is a group of artists and designers dedicated to the interaction of art and design with diverse communities.

Extension Gallery: an architecture installation gallery dedicated to addressing contemporary issues in architecture.

Illinois Arts Council: This state agency assists artists, arts organizations, and other community organizations that present arts programming by providing financial and technical assistance.

National Endowment for the Arts: an independent federal agency supporting artists and arts organizations and bringing the arts to all Americans.


IDEO: helps organziations innovate through design.

Studio V Design: a Chicago-based marketing communications design firm.

 Groupon, Inc.