Foundation

The John Buck Company Foundation ("Foundation") was established to formally manage the charitable activities of the Company. Since inception, the Foundation has raised more than $12.5 million to support Chicago-area organizations whose programs enrich the quality of life for children and families while placing a strong emphasis on education. The Foundation supports these organizations with financial grants and real estate services.

The John Buck Company Foundation

Each year, more than 50 organizations receive support from the Foundation. The Spring Fling is its major fundraising event. In addition to Spring Fling, JBC hosts several seasonable charitable events, including an annual bowl-a-thon, a holiday food drive, and an annual service workday event.

Beneficiaries

  • 2017 By The Hand Club for Kids 
  • 2016 Big Brothers Big Sisters of Chicago
  • 2015 Off The Streets Club
  • 2014 Working in the Schools
  • 2013 New Schools for Chicago
  • 2012 Noble Network of Charter Schools
  • 2011 US Empowered
  • 2010 High Jump
  • 2009 Legacy Charter School
  • 2008 Hephzibah Children’s Services
  • 2007 Holy Family Lutheran School
  • 2006 B.U.I.L.D.
  • 2005 LEARN Charter School
  • 2004 Sam Miguel School
  • 2003 HighSight
  • 2002 Lutheran Family Mission
  • 2001 Horizons for Youth
  • 2000 Junior Achievement
  • 1999 Link Unlimited
  • 1998 Metropolitan Family Services
  • 1997 Heartland Alliance for Human Needs & Human Rights
  • 1996 Victor C. Neumann Association
  • 1995 Chicago Cares
  • 1994 Junior Achievement
  • 1993  United Charities
  • 1992  Golden Apple
  • 1991 Boys & Girls Club of Chicago
  • 1990 Boys & Girls Club of Chicago
  • 1989 Boys & Girls Club of Chicago