Featured Mission Partners


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

The Maurice R. and Meta G. Gross Foundation, John D. Marshall and Bank of America, N.A., Co-Trustees is funding training for 10 therapists in LSSI's Foster Care Programs to be certified in Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT). Training therapists in TF-CBT is part of LSSI's goal of redesigning the child welfare system.

G. A. Ackermann Memorial Fund, Bank of America, N.A., Trustee provided LSSI with a grant of $70,000 to treat low-income patients who are seeking mental health care at the Welcoming Center. The G. A. Ackermann Memorial Fund was established under the will of Mrs. Mary A. Ackermann in 1937 to support quality health care and human services programming for underserved populations.

The Big Lots Foundation granted LSSI with $5,000 to put toward our Behavioral Health Housing Fund, which helps individuals in our mental health and substance use treatment programs achieve permanent housing solutions in order to continue successfully with their treatment plans. Big Lots invests in partnerships that improve and enrich the lives of families and children by providing funding to organizations that address hunger, housing, healthcare, and education.

BMO Harris Bank has been a supporter of LSSI for the last three years, sponsoring our annual Amicus Certus event and this year providing funding for LSSI's Children's Services. BMO Harris Bank's philosophy is anchored in a rich history of success in making tomorrow better. With a focus on collaboration, learning, and innovation, they work with their community partners to achieve sustainable solutions and shape the future collaboratively.

The Grand Victoria Foundation provided LSSI with the second installment of a two year grant to support our Elgin Treatment Center, which provides substance abuse interventions and services to provide skills for a return to a healthy and stable living opportunity in the community. The Grand Victoria Foundation's mission is to empower communities to ensure Illinois is a great place to live and work.

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.

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.