Welcome to the Chicago Charity Challenge!
The Chicago Charity Challenge is an annual competition that rewards businesses & their employees for giving back. We are proud to create happier workplaces & a stronger community.
Our mission
Challenge Wins Innovation Award
The Chicago Charity Challenge was recognized as The People's Choice winner of the 15th Annual Chicago Innovation Awards. Thank you for your votes of support!
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We Make Giving a Team Sport
We help Chicagoland nonprofits by motivating corporate giving and building strategic partnerships between business and charity. Discover how the Challenge inspires meaningful,
long-term philanthropic relationships.
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Look Who's Competing
Leading businesses are stepping up to support some of Chicagoland's most impactful nonprofits. Find out who's competing to give the most. Which team are you rooting for?
The Challengers
$9,450,750 TOTAL DOLLARS RAISED
20,780 hours TOTAL HOURS VOLUNTEERED

Current Standings

Standings are for per employee contributions to charity partner. Learn about more Awards here.
MONEY RAISED
2nd PLACE
Kolcraft Enterprises & March Of Dimes
$42.62 per employee behind the leader.
3rd PLACE
The Scion Group & Horizons For Youth
$118.93 per employee behind the leader.
4th PLACE
GGP & Open Books Ltd.
$138.26 per employee behind the leader.
5th PLACE
NCSA & The Sports Shed
$139.10 per employee behind the leader.
TIME VOLUNTEERED
2nd PLACE
Chicago Fire Soccer Club & Chicago Fire Foundation
0.25 hrs per employee behind the leader.
3rd PLACE
The Scion Group & Horizons For Youth
1.76 hrs per employee behind the leader.
4th PLACE
NCSA & The Sports Shed
2.36 hrs per employee behind the leader.
5th PLACE
Mandell Menkes LLC & Community Renewal Society/The Chicago Reporter
2.49 hrs per employee behind the leader.

To see who else is making a difference, visit all TEAM PAGES »

Everything You Need to Know

WHAT

is the Challenge?

It’s a competition that pairs businesses with their favorite charities to support and reward employee giving.

About Us >>

WHO

can participate?

Companies of all sizes in the Chicago area can participate by teaming up with a nonprofit organization benefiting the local community.

Our Challengers >>

WHEN

is this happening?

The Challenge begins Jan. 1st and runs through Dec. 31st each year, but it’s never too early or too late to get involved. Join us!

Contact us >>

WHERE

is this happening?

The competition takes place throughout the greater Chicago area. Support our community as a competitor or sponsor.

Support Us >>

WHY

should I participate?

You can win up to $10,000 for your chosen charity. Compete to strengthen employee engagement & build a better community.

The Awards >>

HOW

do I get started?

Join forces with other employee philanthropists – come together to share your time, talent and treasure with Chicago’s nonprofit community.

Get Involved >>