Fueled by the support of our community's anchors, we rise up

One of our tried and true Cara-isms is “don’t relax” – as in you never know when your opportunity might come, so it’s best to be on your toes and ready to rock. No truer words were said when we think of our anchor partners over the years – one of whom found us after hearing a Chicago nun wax poetic about local poverty on the radio. With these partners under our wings, fueling us with critical resources and critical thinking, we can truly take flight:
A Legacy of Caring
The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation, one of the largest private charitable foundations in the United States, has been one of Cara’s anchor institutional funders for more than a decade. We are grateful for their steadfast commitment to providing direct service to vulnerable, low-income individuals and families in our work to alleviate poverty in Chicago.
Creating a More Inclusive World
In its commitment to workforce development, Bank of America has earned the distinction as Cara’s second largest corporate funder. Their financial support (more than $1 million) has resulted in more opportunities for motivated people to get back to work and their investments of time and talent serving our Boards has helped boost our mission.
Making a Difference For Community
JPMorgan Chase is a catalytic investor, contributing nearly $2 million to enhance Cara’s work and the lives and communities of the people we serve; a critical hiring partner, bringing nearly 250 Cara participants into the firm; a social innovator, supporting Cara’s premier social enterprise, Cleanslate; and a skill developer, previously providing lock box training for our participants. Additionally, Chase leaders have held strategic roles, serving on Cara’s Board of Directors.
Progress Makers
Cara is supported in part by the Citi Foundation's Community Progress Makers Fund - a $20 million, two-year initiative to support high-impact community organizations that are driving economic opportunities in their communities by bringing together residents, nonprofits, businesses, and municipal agencies.

Other Supporters
Want your company to join this list?
Your investment will give people the chance they need to find a quality job and climb out of poverty for good. Make a difference in Chicago with a donation today!
Invest In Us