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2024 Cook County Gives Campaign

October 16, 2023 – October 31, 2023

The annual giving campaign is an opportunity for Cook County employees to come together and give back to organizations that support our communities. This year, Cook County is featuring the three charities below:

United Way of Metro Chicago 

United Way of Metro Chicago brings together business, government, philanthropic, individual and community leaders to deliver funding and resources while amplifying the expertise of nonprofit organizations across greater Chicago. We help individuals meet their basic needs and work alongside neighborhood partners to address local priorities and create communities where all people can thrive. United, we are building a stronger, more equitable Chicago region. 

Cook County Forest Preserve Foundation

This foundation supports ecological restoration projects in the Preserves and opportunities for families and children from diverse backgrounds to enjoy the Forest Preserves. The foundation also supports summer internships for young people from low-income families and career programs that support our next generation of environmental advocates.

Cook County Health Foundation

This foundation supports making quality and responsive health care accessible to all. Cook County Health’s clinics and hospitals are the only health care services that welcome everyone regardless of their ability to pay. More than 80% are from communities of color and only 3% of the health system’s budget is supported through County taxpayer dollars; the primary funding is raised through charitable gifts. 

With more than 20,000 employees working together to support our communities, the impact is greater than any one person can achieve. 

Cook County partners with United Way of Metro Chicago to organize Cook County Gives because United Way convenes more than 700 workplace campaigns, more than 3,000 volunteers and more than 100 nonprofit agencies to build stronger and more equitable neighborhoods. 

Employees may support the featured Cook County foundations, United Way of Metro Chicago, or any 501c(3) nonprofit of their choice.

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