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Think Local First for Giving


The past few months have been a challenge for many sectors of business, but none may have been hit so hard as our local nonprofits who depend on performances, shows and large gatherings for their funding.

When considering donations and gifting, please Think Local First to help support these wonderful organizations and their important work in the greater community.

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A Safe Place

The sole provider of services addressing domestic violence in Lake County.

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American Legion, McKinlock Post 264

Veterans organization active in Lake Forest community affairs for over 90 years

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Art Impact Project

Make an Impact
Chicago area non-profit dedicated to enhancing emotional wellness through creative expression.

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Artists on the Bluff

Join - Purchase
Promoting the arts; encouraging local artists.

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Blue Star Families

Pledge Support -- Become a Member
Strengthening America's military families through community

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Catholic Charities

Provides compassionate, competent and professional services that strengthen and support individuals, families and communities based on the value and dignity of human life.

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Center Stage in Lake Forest

Donate -- Volunteer
CenterStage is a collaboration of amateur and professional performers, musicians, directors, artisans, and audiences who are rewarded with an inspiring artistic and educational experience.

Christ Church

Christ Church - Lake Forest

A vibrant, growing church committed to giving glory to God, loving people studying the Bible and serving our communities.
100 N Waukegan Road, LF

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The Church of the Holy Spirit

Episcopal Church where all are welcome!
400 E. Westminster, LF

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Citadel Theatre

Citadel Theatre is committed to producing exciting, compelling, emotionally and intellectually rich work of the highest caliber by bringing together gifted professionals from all theatrical disciplines. Provides educational classes and seminars.


CLC Foundation - College of Lake County

Make A Gift
The CLC Foundation helps deliver high quality, accessible learning opportunities, advances student success and strengthens the diverse Lake County communities it serves.

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Community Enhancing Hands

Our goal is to give back to the community and assist those who can not provide for themselves completely.

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Deer Path Art League

The Deer Path Art League strives to spark, nurture, and enhance creativity as well as raise awareness and appreciation for arts in the community.


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Elawa Farm Foundation

A community of natural splendor and historical significance

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Fill a Heart 4 Kids

Brighter Futures 4 Foster & Homeless Children!


First Presbyterian Church of Lake Forest

Outreach - Mission
Our mission is to send inspired and well-equipped followers of Jesus into the world, loving and serving God in their daily lives. We invite you to join us.
700 N. Sheridan Rd., LF
(847) 234-6250


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Forest & Found

Thrift & consignment store - Experts in the art of charitable thrift since 2014
1363 N. Western Ave.


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Gateway Foundation

Addiction treatment programs



Gorton Community Center

Donate -- Volunteer
We are the gathering place in the heart of our community where people connect, converse, learn, listen, play, and perform.
400 E. Illinois Road, LF
(847) 234-6060

Grace United Methodist Church

Grace United Methodist Church

Online Giving
Worship in a traditional, yet relaxed atmosphere where are welcome!
244 E. Center Ave., LB
(847) 234-9163



Great Lakes Adaptive Sports Association

GLASA provides recreational and sports programs for youths, teens, adults and injured military with a physical disability or a visual impairment.
(847) 283-0908

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History Center of LF-LB

Donate --  Join -- Volunteer
Connecting people and inspiring curiosity by exhibiting, preserving, sharing and celebrating history.
509 E. Deerpath, LF
(847) 234-5253


Kiwanis Club of Lake Bluff & Lake Forest

Kiwanis is a worldwide service organization of men and women who share the challenge of community and world improvement.

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Lake Bluff History Museum

Preserving, sharing and celebrating the stories of Lake Bluff.
127 E. Scranton Avenue, LB
(847) 482-1571


Lake Forest Academy

Private secondary school – Midwestern Heart. Global Mind.

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Lake Forest College

National liberal arts college with 1500 students from 47 states and 71 countries

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Lake Forest - Lake Bluff Artisan Guild

Members of the Guild are local residents who create fine arts and crafts. The Guild organizes several shows per year for the purpose of showing and selling their work to benefit LF and LB charities.
(847) 295-1524

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Lake Forest Open Lands Association

Join - Donate
Protects the natural community through land acquisitions, habitat restoration, public education and conservation advocacy.
350 N. Waukegan Road, LF
(847) 234-3880

LF Preservation Foundation

Lake Forest Preservation Association

Join - Donate
Helping to preserve and perpetuate the historic character of Lake Forest.
400 E. Illinois Road, LF
(847) 234-1230

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Lions Club of Lake Forest - Lake Bluff

The Lions are charged to be Knights of the Blind and assist the hearing-impaired.


Midwest Young Artists Conservatory

MYAC is a premiere youth music ensemble program, serving over 900 students of all ages and ability levels through our orchestral, jazz, and choral ensembles, early childhood classes, and summer camps.
878 Lyster Rd. Highwood
(847) 926-9898

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Mother's Trust Foundation

Supporting social service providers by offering assistance to Lake County children in need


Music Institute of Chicago - Lake Forest

Dedicated to transforming lives through music education.


National Museum of American Sailor

National Museum of the American Sailor

1 of 10 US Naval Museums and the only one in the Midwest.
2531 Sheridan Road Great Lakes
(847) 688-3154

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Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital

The fundraising arm of Northwestern Memorial HealthCare
1000 North Westmoreland, LF


Ragdale Foundtion

Artist's community located on the former country estate of architect Howard Van Doren Shaw
1260 North Green Bay Road, LF

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Rendezvous Arts

Donate -- Subscribe
Where music, art and people come to play


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Rosalind Franklin University

Private Graduate School in North Chicago



SCORE - North Cook & Lake Counties

Donate -- Volunteer
The nation’s largest network of volunteer, expert business mentors


Stepping Stones Foundation

Transforming the lives of trafficked moms and their children through a long-term holistic residential program



Woodlands Academy of the Sacred Heart

Private, Catholic day and boarding school for girls 9-12



Programs and services for women and families that result in long-term personal and financial empowerment
1425 Tri State Parkway Ste. 180 Gurnee
(847) 406-5693