Every year, Lake County reaches out to its employees to give back to the community through the Lake County Cares program.

In 2018, Lake County raised over $58,000 for 11 Federations representing over 500 organizations that serve Lake County.

As an employee of Lake County, I have the honor of being able to make a donation through our Human Resources Department to 3 of the deserving Federations from the list below.

As your representative, I think it appropriate for me to ask you who you think provides the biggest impact on our community, and ask you to help me determine where I invest my donation.

I have included the entire list below of the Federations, with a list of all of the Charitable organizations that they support. Please read through it and let me know where you think I should focus our investment. You can email me at DBarr@LakeCountyIL.gov

Below is a list of the Federations and their associated organizations.

#0001 United Way of Lake County
United Way of Lake County makes a lasting impact on our community by
preparing children to succeed and building safe and stable families.
A Safe Place Lake County Crisis Center
Arden Shore Child & Family Services
Beacon Place
Boys & Girls Club of Lake County
CASA Lake County
Catholic Charities, Lake County Services
Christian Outreach of Lutherans (COOL)
Erie Family Health Center
Lake County Children’s Advocacy Center
Mano a Mano Family Resource Center
Mother’s Trust Foundation
One Hope United – Northern Region
PADS Lake County, Inc.
Reading Power, Inc.
Waukegan to College
Zacharias Sexual Abuse Center
Zion Benton Children’s Service

#0002 American Cancer Society
The American Cancer Society is the nationwide, community-based, voluntary
health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by
preventing cancer, saving lives, and diminishing

#0003 America’s Charities
Working to build strong communities. Addressing needs of children, families,
communities by helping employers and employees support our member
charities’ programs.
Alzheimer’s and Aging Research Center
Alzheimer’s Disease Research
American Center for Law and Justice
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc.
Amnesty International USA
Arthritis & Chronic Pain Research Institute
Believe In Tomorrow National Children’s Foundation
Best Friends Animal Society
Boy Scouts of America
Breast Cancer Coalition
Cancer Research and Prevention Foundation (Prevent Cancer Foundation)
Cancer Research for Children – CureSearch
Canine Partners for Life
Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation
Diabetes Research & Wellness Foundation
Diabetes Research Institute Foundation, Inc.
Father Flanagan’s Boys’ Home
Feed the Children
Give Kids The World
Human Rights Campaign Foundation
International Planned Parenthood Federation, Western Hemisphere Region
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Mercy Housing
Mothers Against Drunk Driving
Multiple Sclerosis Association of America
NAACP Foundation
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund
National Down Syndrome Society
National Fallen Firefighters Foundation
Operation Warm
Ovarian Cancer Research Alliance
PetSmart Charities, Inc.
Population Connection
Rails-to-Trails Conservancy
Reading Is Fundamental, Inc. (RIF)
Ronald McDonald House Charities®
Southern Poverty Law Center
The Conservation Fund
The Hole in the Wall Gang Fund
Thurgood Marshall College Fund
Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc.

#0004 Black United Fund of Illinois, Inc.
The Black United Fund of Illinois is a non-profit, tax-exempt federated
organization and a social movement designed to improve the quality of life for
African Americans through reliance on self-help at the local community level.
At the root of this philosophy is the statewide goal of developing systematic
mechanisms to rally resources for the African American community.
African Women Organization
A Phillip Randolph Pullman Porter Museum
Betty Shabazz International Charter School
Black Ensemble Theater
Black Star Project
Chicago Defender Charities, Inc.
Community Christian Alternative Academy
Congo Square Theater
DuSable Museum of African American History
ETA Creative Arts Foundation
Family Legacy Foundation
Freedom in Holiness Mission (Springfield)
Global Girls, Inc.
Grant-A-Wish, Inc.
I Am Able Center for Family Development
Institute of Positive Education
Jackie Robinson West little League
Kenwood Oakland Community Organization
Link & Option Center
Matthew House
Muntu Dance Theater
NAJWA Dance Corps
National Black United Front
Nation Hook-Up of Black Women, Inc.
Real Men Cook Charities, Inc.
#0004 Black United Fund of Illinois, Inc., continued
Sankofa-Safe Child Initiative
South Shore Drill Team
South Shore Planning and Preservation Coalition
South Side Community Art Center
South Side Help Center
The Boulevard of Chicago the Road to Health and Home
Totally Positive Productions, Inc.

#0005 Community Health Charities of Illinois
Together, we are working for a healthy Illinois!
Signature Causes
Every Kid Deserves
Camps for Kids with Health Challenges
Restore Her Heart: Protecting Women and Girls
Drive for a Cure
Hero’s Health
Refugee Aid Fund
Community Health Charities’ Disaster Response
End Bullying
Health Disparities
Men’s Health
Mental Health and Wellbeing
Women’s Health
Local Charities
Community Health Charities
ABCD, Inc.
Alzheimer’s Association
Alzheimer’s Association, Illinois Chapter
American Cancer Society, Illinois, North Central Region, Chicago
American Diabetes Association, Illinois
American Liver Foundation, Great Lakes Division
American Lung Association
American Lung Association in Illinois, Chicago
American Lung Association in Illinois, Springfield
Ann & Robert H Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago
Arc of Illinois
Arthritis Foundation, Heartland Region, Illinois
Autism Speaks, Illinois
Bleeding Disorders Alliance
Breast Cancer Research Foundation, Inc.
Children’s Heart Foundation
Children’s Therapy Center of the Quad Cities, NFP
Citizens United for Research in Epilepsy (CURE)
Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation, Illinois Carol Fisher Chapter
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Greater Illinois Chapter
Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance
Epilepsy Foundation of Illinois, Chicago
Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Southern Illinois
Families of SMA
Gateway for Cancer Research
Girls on the Run of Northwest Illinois
JDRF International, Illinois Chapter
Les Turner ALS Foundation
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Illinois Chapter
Leukemia Research Foundation, Inc.
Little City Foundation
March of Dimes Foundation, Illinois
Muscular Dystrophy Association
Muscular Dystrophy Association, Bolingbrook, IL
Muscular Dystrophy Association, Urbana, IL
National Kidney Foundation of Illinois, Inc.
National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Illinois, Greater Illinois
Neurofibromatosis Midwest
Opportunity Knocks
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Illinois
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Chicagoland & NW Indiana
Sickle Cell Disease Association of America, Illinois
Special Olympics Illinois, Dixon
Special Olympics Illinois, Highland
Special Olympics Illinois, Normal
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital (serving Illinois)
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital (serving Southern Illinois)
Susan G. Komen, Chicagoland Area
Susan G. Komen, Illinois, Memorial
Wellness House

#0006 Community Shares of Illinois
Community Shares of Illinois represents a diverse group
of charities with a common mission, to make our world a
better place. We are a resource providing options to help
people make positive change in their own communities.
AIDS Foundation of Chicago
Animal Protective League
Arts of Life
Assurance Creek Youth Program
Center for Multicultural Communities
Champaign County Health Care Consumers
Champaign County Humane Society
Champaign-Urbana Tenant Union
Chicago Coalition for the Homeless
Chicago Metropolitan Battered Women’s Network
Chicago Public Media
Community Organizing and Family Issues
Feeding Our Kids
First Followers Reentry Program
Forever Home Feline Ranch
Friends of Sangamon County Animal Control
Gilda’s Club Chicago
Grassroots Collaborative
Habitat for Humanity, Illinois
Homestead Corporation of C-U
Illinois NOW Legal and Education Fund
Illinois Stewardship Alliance
Lincoln Memorial Garden
Meals on Wheels Chicago
NPR Illinois 91.9 UIS
Operation Snowball
Pass With Flying Colors
Perry County Humane Society
Prevention First
Sistering CU
South Suburban Housing Center
Tails Humane Society
Three Spinners
Urbana Champaign Independent Media Center
Veterans of Foreign Wars, Department of Illinois
Veterans Transitional Center
Wesley Evening Food Pantry
WEFT – 90.1FM Community Radio

#0007 EarthShare Illinois
Donations fuel the progress of respected organizations working in Illinois,
nationally, and globally to protect our health, air, land, water and wildlife
African Wildlife Foundation
Alaska Conservation Foundation
Alliance for the Great Lakes
American Bird Conservancy
American Forests
American Rivers
Barrington Area Conservation Trust
Beyond Pesticides
Born Free USA
Center for Neighborhood Technology
Chicago Legal Clinic
Chicago Parks Foundation
Conservation International
Defenders of Wildlife
Delta Institute
Environment Illinois
Environmental and Energy Study Institute
Environmental Defenders of McHenry County
Environmental Defense Fund
Environmental Law and Policy Center of the Midwest
Environmental Law Institute
Faith In Place
Foresight Design Initiative
Forest Preserve Friends Foundation, Champaign County
Friends of the Chicago River
Friends of the Earth
Friends of the Forest Preserves
Friends of the Fox River
Friends of the National Zoo
Friends of the Parks
Green Corps, Inc.
Illinois Association of Park Districts
Illinois Audubon Society
Illinois Conservation Foundation
Illinois Council of Trout Unlimited
Illinois Environmental Council Education Fund
Institute for Transportation & Development Policy
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research, Education, and Conservation
John G. Shedd Aquarium
Lake Forest Open Lands Association
The Land Connection Foundation
Land Trust Alliance
Lincoln Park Zoo
National Audubon Society
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation
National Forest Foundation
National Parks Conservation Association
National Wildlife Federation
Natural Land Institute
Natural Resources Defense Council
The Nature Conservancy
Nuclear Energy Information Service
Ocean Conservancy
The Peregrine Fund
Plant Chicago
Prairie Rivers Network
Rainforest Alliance
Restore America’s Estuaries
Rocky Mountain Institute
Savannah Institute
Save the Prairie Society
Scenic America
Seven Generations Ahead
Sierra Club Foundation
Sierra Club Foundation, Illinois Chapter
Southeast Environmental Task Force
Surfrider Foundation
Union of Concerned Scientists
The Wetlands Initiative
The Wilderness Society
World Wildlife Fund

#0008 Global Impact
Inspiring greater giving to address critical humanitarian issues throughout the
world, such as disaster response, human trafficking, education, clean water
and hunger.
Action Against Hunger
American Jewish World Service
Anera (American Near East Refugee Aid)
Alight formerly American Refugee Committee
Amref Health Africa
ChildFund International
Children International
Church World Service
Clinton Foundation
Compassion International
Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières USA
Episcopal Relief & Development
Feed My Starving Children
FINCA International, Inc.
Global Partners in Care
Habitat for Humanity International
Humanity & Inclusion
Heifer International
Helen Keller International
Human Rights Watch
International Center for Research on Women (ICRW)
International Medical Corps
International Orthodox Christian Charities
International Relief Teams
International Rescue Committee, Inc.
MAP International
Medical Teams International
Mercy Corps
Operation Smile
Opportunity International
Oxfam America
Partners In Health
Plan International USA
Prison Fellowship International
Project HOPE
Rise Against Hunger
Save the Children
SEE International
The Salvation Army World Service Office (SAWSO)
Unitarian Universalist Service Committee
United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR)
Water For People
Women for Women International
World Bicycle Relief
World Relief
World Renew
World Vision

#0009 America’s Best Charities
Feeding the hungry, shelter the homeless, protecting the children, and healing the
sick. Americans finest charities working with you to share the American way.
4-H: National 4-H Council
A Well-Fed World: Plants -4- Hunger
Abandoned Children’s Fund
Abortion Care – Improving Women’s Reproductive Health & Rights: Ipas
Abortion Federation, National (NAF)
Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library Foundation
Abused Children’s Fund, Inc.
Access Fund
Adoptable Children (North American Council)
Adoption Center
Adoptions by Cradle of Hope
Adventist Development And Relief Agency International
Aid for African Catholic Missions
Aid For Starving Children
Aid for Trash Dump Children: The Unforgotten
AIDS Children’s Foundation
AIDS Programs of the National Minority AIDS Council
AIDS Treatment and Research Information
AIDS Vaccine Initiative, International
Air Force Association
Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation for Childhood Cancer
Allergy and Asthma Network Mothers of Asthmatics, Inc.
Alley Cat Allies
Alley Cat Rescue
Alopecia Areata Foundation National
Alzheimer’s Foundation of America
Alzheimer’s Research and Prevention Foundation
Alzheimer’s Research Foundation, Fisher Center
America’s VetDogs – the Veteran’s K-9 Corps, Inc.
American Association for Cancer Research
American Battlefield Trust
American Humane Association
American Indian College Fund
American Institute for Cancer Research
Americans Helping Americans
Angel Canines and Wounded Warriors
Anglican Relief and Development Fund
Animal Crisis Care
Animal Legal Defense Fund
Animals Awakening Compassion in Youth
Animals for Awareness
Anxiety and Depression Association of America
Aplastic Anemia & MDS International Foundation
Appalachian Trail Conservancy
Apraxia Kids
As Good as Gold – Golden Retriever Rescue of Illinois
Asian Children’s Rescue & Relief Fund
ASPCA: American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
Assistance Dog Institute
Autism Intervention and Treatment Research — Organization for Autism Research
Autism Society of America
Autoimmune Diseases Association
Bethany Christian Services
Bethany Christian Services – Illinois
Big Cat Rescue Corp
Big Run Wolf Ranch, Inc.
Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network
Blind Vietnamese Children Foundation
Boulder Crest Retreat for Military & Veteran Wellness
Boys Hope Girls Hope of Illinois
Brain Injury Association of America
Brain Tumor Association, American (ABTA)
Bread and Water for Africa, Inc.
Breast Cancer Action
Breast Cancer African American, Sisters Network Inc.
Breast Cancer Aid and Research Institute
Breast Cancer in Young Women
Breast Cancer Prevention Partners
Breast Cancer Research & Assistance Fund
Brother’s Brother Foundation
Buckner Children and Family Services
Can Do Multiple Sclerosis
Cancer Aid and Research Fund
Cancer Care, Inc.
Cancer Prevention and Treatment Fund
Cancer Research America – NFCR
Cancer Research Foundation
Cancer Research Fund of the Damon Runyon – Walter Winchell Foundation
Canine Assistants
Canine Companions for Independence
Canine Health Foundation
Canine Wounded Heroes
Canines for Disabled Kids
Carter Center
CASA – Court Appointed Advocates for Abused Children
Catholic Health Care for the Poor
Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc.
Catholic Relief Services – USCCB
Catholic Urban Programs
Catholics United for Life
Cats on Death Row
Celiac Central, Beyond Celiac
Center for Reproductive Rights
Certified Humane
CHADD (Children & Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder)
Chesapeake Bay Foundation
Chicago Women’s Health Center
Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestras
Chief Petty Officer Scholarship Fund
Child Find of America
Child Foundation
Child Rescue International
Child Slavery, Trafficking and Forced Labor Rescue
Childhood Cancer Research for a Cure
Children Awaiting Parents
Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation
Children of Nicaragua Fabretto Foundation
Children of the Night
Children’s Cancer Aid and Research Institute
Children’s Fund of America
Children’s Hunger Fund
Children’s Medical Ministries
Children’s Organ Transplant Association
Children’s Wish Foundation International
Christian Freedom International, Inc.
Christian Relief Services
Circle of Concern
Citizens United for Research in Epilepsy
Comfort for America’s Uniformed Services
Compassionate Friends
Concerns of Police Survivors, Inc. (COPS)
Coral Reef Alliance
Cornelia de Lange Syndrome Foundation
Correctional Peace Officers Foundation
Covenant House
Cure Alzheimer’s Fund
Curing Cancer Through VHL
Days End Farm Horse Rescue
Deaf Children’s Literacy Project
Delta Research and Educational Foundation
Diabetes & Immune Disease National Research Institute
Diabetes Action Research and Education Foundation
Diabetes Aid and Research Fund
Diabetes Health and Research Institute
Diabetes Prevention and Aid Fund
Direct Relief
Disabled American Veterans (DAV) Charitable Service Trust
Disaster Dogs of Illinois
Dogs Deserve Better
Dogs for Better Lives
Dogs for Disabled Americans
Dogs Last Chance
Dogs Leading the Blind
Dogs On Death Row
Dystonia Medical Research Foundation
Eczema, National Association
Educate the Children
EOD Warrior Foundation
Equine Land Conservation Resource
FACES: The National Craniofacial Association
Farm Animal Rescue, Adoption, and Sanctuary
Farm Animal Rights Movement (FARM)
Farm Sanctuary
Farmers and Hunters Feeding the Hungry
Federation for American Immigration Reform
Fisher House Foundation Inc.
Food & Medicine for the Poor
Franciscan Outreach
FRAXA Research Foundation
Freedom Alliance
Fund for Animals
Futures Without Violence
Gary Sinise Foundation
Gift of Adoption Fund, Inc.
Gluten Intolerance Group of North America
GO2 Foundation for Lung Cancer
Graves’ Disease and Thyroid Foundation
Greenpeace Fund
Greyhound Foundation
Guide Dog Foundation for the Blind, Inc.
Guide Dogs for the Blind, Inc.
Guide Dogs of America
Guttmacher Institute
Habitat for Humanity
Habitats for Dogs & Cats
Hearing Dog
Hearing Health Foundation
Heart Disease Aid and Research Fund
Hearts United for Animals
Help the Children
Helping Hands: Monkey Helpers for the Disabled
HEROES Care, Inc.
Hispanic Scholarship Fund
Holt International Children’s Services
Homes For Our Troops, Inc.
Hope Abides
Hope For The Warriors®
HOPE worldwide
Horses On Death Row
Hospice Foundation for End-of-Life Care
Hospice Foundation of America
Humane Society International
Humane Society of the United States
Illinois Association of Court Appointed Special Advocates (Illinois CASA)
Illinois Migrant Council
Illinois Spina Bifida Association
In Defense of Animals
India Partners
Institute on Violence, Abuse and Trauma
International Aid, Inc.
International Myeloma Foundation
Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, Inc.
Israel Guide Dog Center for the Blind
Kidney Cancer Research and Education Association
Kids In Danger
Kiva Microfunds
Lions of Illinois Foundation
Lung Cancer Alliance
Lutheran World Relief
Lymphoma Foundation of America
Lymphoma Research Foundation
Marine Corps — Law Enforcement Foundation
Marine Corps League Foundation Inc.
Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation
Marine Mammal Center
Matthew 25: Ministries
Mercy-USA for Aid and Development, Inc.
Merit School of Music
Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund
Migraine Research Foundation, Inc.
Military Families Receive Free Mental Health Care – Give An Hour
Military Officers Association of America Scholarship Fund
Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation
Ms. Foundation for Women
National Anti-Vivisection Society
National Association For Down Syndrome
National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
National Park Foundation
National Park Trust
National Veterans Legal Services Program, Inc.
NephCure Kidney International
Northern Illinois Food Bank
OneSky for All Children
Operation First Response
Operation Food Search
Operation Homefront
Operation Homefront – Illinois
Outreach International
Paralyzed Veterans of America Spinal Cord Injury Education and Training Foundation (ETF)
Paralyzed Veterans Of America Spinal Cord Research Foundation
Parkinson’s Research – The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research
Paws With A Cause
Pearl S. Buck International
Pediatric AIDS Foundation
Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation of the United States, Inc.
Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation
PETA: People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals
Pets for Patriots
Philippine Children’s Fund of America
Philippine Children’s Shelter
Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine
PKD Foundation
Planned Parenthood Federation of America
Planned Parenthood of Illinois
Planned Parenthood Of The St. Louis Region and Southwest Missouri
Population Council
Posse Foundation, Inc.
Premature Aging in Children – Progeria Research Foundation
Prevent Child Abuse Illinois
Prostate Cancer Research and Assistance Fund
Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility
Puppies Behind Bars
Rainforest Trust
Rape and Sexual Assault Survivors Network
Rape, Abuse, & Incest National Network (RAINN)
Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome Association RSDSA
Restless Legs Syndrome Foundation
Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation
Sarah’s Circle
Sarcoma Foundation of America, Inc.
Save the Chimps
Save the Manatee Club, Inc.
Scholarship America
Science Olympiad
Search Dog Foundation, National Disaster
Second Sense
Seeing Eye, Inc.
Semper Fi Fund
SEVA Foundation
Shriners Hospitals for Children
Skin and Dental Dysfunction Foundation
Skin Cancer Foundation
Society for Science & the Public
Soldiers’ Angels
Southeastern Guide Dogs, Inc.
Special Forces Family Fund
Special Operations Warrior Foundation
Spinal Cord Injury Network International
Spondylitis Association of America
St. Coletta’s Of Illinois
Stand Up To Cancer
Support Our Troops®
Support Our Troops®, Inc. – Illinois Chapter
The Dream Factory, Inc
Thyroid Association, American
Toys for Tots
Travis Manion Foundation
UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Foundation
United Marriage Encounter
United States Soccer Federation Foundation
United Ukrainian American Relief Committee
USA Cares Inc.
USA Hockey Foundation
USA Wrestling
Veteran Tickets Foundation
Veterans of Foreign Wars Foundation
Western DuPage Special Recreation Association Foundation
Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.
WildAid, Inc.
Wildlife Conservation Fund of America
World Computer Exchange, Inc.
World Impact
World Neighbors
Wounded Warrior Emergency Support Fund
Wounded Warriors in Action Foundation
Youth for Christ USA, Inc.

#0010 Special Olympics Illinois
Special Olympics provides year-round sports training and competition in
a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual
disabilities by giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical
fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy, and participate in a sharing of
gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes

#0011 United Negro College Fund
Our mission is to enhance the quality of education by providing financial
assistance to deserving students, raising operating funds for member
colleges and universities, and increasing access to technology for students
and faculty at historically black colleges and universities. Since its inception
in 1944, UNCF has grown to become the nation’s oldest and most successful
African American higher education assistance organization.

This is not an endorsement of any charity listed in any of the questions.  No tax dollars will be given to any of these charities based on his personal request. This program is to help me, Dick Barr, make a personal decision of where to submit my personal donation based on the community’s collective input.