Breakthrough is committed to proper stewardship and reporting of all financials. The following is the breakdown of Breakthrough donations and expenses.


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Additional Documents

Board of Directors

Conflict of Interest Policy

Donor Privacy Policy

Standard Privacy Act

Executive Compensation Policy




Corporate and Foundation Partners

Breakthrough gratefully acknowledges the generous support of our partners. Thanks for standing with us!

The A. Montgomery Ward Foundation, Bank of America, N.A, Co-Trustee

Advocate Charitable Foundation - Augustana Henze Endowment

Advocate Bethany Community Health Fund

Allstate Insurance Company

Associated Bank

The Benjamin B. Green-Field Foundation

Blistex Inc.

BMO Harris

Bright Promises Foundation

C. Louis Meyer Family Foundation

Carl R. Hendrickson Family Foundation

The Chicago Community Trust - Fred B. Jones Fund

The Chicago Community Trust - GO Grant

Chicago Mennonite Learning Center

Chicago Neighborhood Development Awards

Chicago Shares

Chicago Tribune Charities - Holiday Campaign, a McCormick Foundation fund

Colonel Stanley R. McNeil Foundation, Bank of America, N.A., Co-Trustee

Community Threads

Cubs Care, a fund of the McCormick Foundation

Cubs Charities

Daniel F. and Ada L. Rice Foundation


Department of Family and Support Services

Department of Housing and Urban Development

The Elizabeth Morse Charitable Trust

Emergency Food and Shelter Program

Epaphroditus Foundation

The Field Foundation of Illinois


Grant Healthcare Foundation

The Greer Foundation

Grover Hermann Foundation

Harmony WellCare

Illinois Department of Human Services

Illinois State University

Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation

Mr. J. Thomas Hurvis

J.P. Morgan Chase Foundation

James Tyree Foundation

Jenner and Block

The John and Susan Dewan Foundation

The John Buck Company Foundation

The John R. Houlsby Foundation

Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) Chicago

McGraw Foundation

Metropolitan Family Services - Partnership for a Safer Chicago

Migmir Fund


NKC Family Foundation

Northern Trust

Patrick and Anna M. Cudahy Fund

PNC Bank

Presbytery of Chicago

The PrivateBank & Trust Company

The Robert R. McCormick Foundation


Small Shelter Fund


The Field Foundation of Illinois, Inc.

United Way of Metropolitan Chicago

VNA Foundation

Washington Square Health Foundation

William Blair