Featured Mission Partners


LSSI is grateful to the following foundations for their generous grants that support a variety of programming across Illinois.

The VNA Foundation granted LSSI $50,000 to help fund the nursing positions at the Welcoming Center. The VNA Foundation provides financial support to nonprofit organizations that offer home and community-based healthcare to the medically underserved. Their focus for the past 100 years has been to help the men, women, and children of Chicago who lack access to basic health services.

The Henrietta Lange Burk Fund through Bank of America granted LSSI $25,000 to provide care for uninsured and underinsured patients at the Welcoming Center. The Welcoming Center saw 1,755 individuals last year, 90% of whom reported annual incomes of less than $25,000. The Lange Burk Fund supports and promotes quality arts, cultural, educational, health care, and human services programming for underserved populations.

The Helen Brach Foundation has been a long-time partner of LSSI’s Prisoner and Family Ministry program. The foundation generously gave $10,000 for the program again this year. The Brach Foundation funds a variety of charitable organizations in Illinois and LSSI is thankful for this long standing partnership.

The Enterprise Holdings Foundation awarded LSSI $2,000 to put toward our Prisoner and Family Ministry program. This grant was made possible by Enterprise employee Susan Koulianos, who submitted LSSI’s application to the foundation. The Enterprise Holdings Foundation has provided LSSI with funding for several years, and last year donated $51.8 million to nonprofits.

The Andrew and Alice Fischer Charitable Trust gifted LSSI $10,000 to support the work of the Prisoner and Family Ministry program, which includes Visits to Mom and the Storybook Project. The Andrew and Alice Fischer Charitable Trust is managed by First American Bank and focuses on providing funding to organizations that provide education for physically, emotionally, financially and/or developmentally challenged individuals and organizations that have programs benefiting children, senior citizens, or United States Veterans. LSSI is grateful to have the support of the Fischer Charitable Trust for 2019.

The Lloyd A. Fry Foundation recently granted LSSI $45,000 for Children and Adolescent Mental Health Services. The Fry Foundation has been a long-time partner of LSSI and they work to address persistent problems of urban Chicago resulting from poverty, violence, ignorance, and despair by seeking to build the capacity of individuals and the systems that serve them. Their vision is a Chicago that offers education, prosperity, and hope for all. LSSI is proud to be supported by the Fry Foundation.

Combined Federal Campaign: Show Some Love!

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Are you a federal employee, contractor, or retiree?

If so, you can give to LSSI through the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC)! It's as easy as filling out your giving form with LSSI’s CFC code 59343 and a portion of your paycheck will be distributed to LSSI throughout the year. For more information, contact Jillian Madden, Director of Corporate and Foundation Giving, Jillian.Madden@LSSI.org.