Partner With Us

Join IAFCs Partners in Action!

Partners in Action is Illinois Action for Children’s year-long corporate partnership program. The program offers a meaningful, mutually beneficial relationship between Illinois Action and corporations/ local businesses that want to establish or advance their corporate social responsibility profile and give back to the communities in which they live, work, and play.

Businesses may become a Partners in Action member through sponsorship of IAFCs annual benefit, A Night to Shine or, anytime, by building a custom package in collaboration with our Development and Marketing teams. Categories of benefits include event sponsorship, digital publicity, resource provision, and virtual access to IAFCs broad scope of stakeholders.

Please contact Sari Rubin, Director of Philanthropy, at 773.769.8004 or to learn how you can become a member of Partners in Action, today and join our partners below.

Distinguished Partners

Illinois Action for Children’s Distinguished Partners are individual major donors, foundations and other institutional organizations that have supported us through A Night to Shine sponsorships, philanthropic gifts and foundation grants.

Thank You!

We are greatly appreciative of the following Partners in Action and Distinguished Partners. Their commitment and investment in Illinois Action for Children is instrumental in our ability to continue, expand and deepen our work to ensure all children in Illinois have the excellent and equitable child care and education and community and family resources needed to succeed in school and in life.

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“Every dollar invested in high-quality birth-to-five early childhood education for disadvantaged children delivers a 13% annual return on investment, significantly higher than the 7-10% return delivered by preschool alone.”

James Heckman,
Professor of Economics and Nobel Prize Laureate

2020 – 2021 Partners in Action

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Advent Building Maintenance

Arlington Construction Logo

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois Logo

Canon Solutions America Logo

Constructive Play things Logo

First Midwest Bank Logo

Ingram Security and Detective Services LLP Logo

Kaplan Early Learning Company Logo

Lakeshore Learning Materials Logo

Lincoln Financial Group Logo

Morgan Li Manufacturing Logo

SAL Family and Community Services Logo

2020-2021 Distinguished Partners



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Chicago COVID-19 Response Fund Logo

Crown Philanthropies Logo

Grand Victoria Foundation Logo

Illinois COVID-19 Response Fund Logo


Irving Harris Foundation Logo

Larry and Mary Mages

Pritzker Family Foundation Logo

Robert R. McCormick Foundation Logo


Starting Early Logo

Steans Family Foundation Logo

Stone Foundation, Jesse V. & W. Clement Logo

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