The John Buck Company Foundation and its governing Civic Involvement Committee support Chicago-area civic and charitable organizations that assist at-risk children and young people in their educational development while also supporting organizations which have active JBC employee participation. The company channels support in the form of financial donations and/or services to these important organizations.

The John Buck Company Foundation

After School Matters

Alzheimer’s Association

Automotive Mentoring Group

Best Buddies Illinois

Big Brothers Big Sisters

Box It Foundation

Boys & Girls Club of San Francisco

Build On

By The Hand Club for Kids (SF 2017 Beneficiary)

Chicago Children’s Theatre

Chicago Theatre Group

Chicago White Sox Charities

Children’s Miracle Network

CHIP Chicago

Christ The King High School

College of DuPage

Concordia Place

Cristo Rey Jesuit High School

DePaul University

Evan’s Scholars Foundation

Fenwick High School

Friends of Oscar Mayer School

Girl Scouts of Chicago

Great Oaks Camp

Greater Chicago Food Depository

Habitat for Humanity Chicagoland Chapter

JumpStart for Young Children

Junior Achievement

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF)

Lincoln Park Zoo

Little Kids Rock

Mary Bartelme Park

Memorial Sloan Kettering

Merit School of Music


PAWS Chicago – Pets for Vets

Purple Asparagus Nutrition Education Foundation

Real Estate Finance Forum (DePaul)

Roosevelt University Marshall Bennett Institute of Real Estate

The Elisa Project

The Goldie Initiative

The Jackson Chance Foundation

United Service Organizations of Illinois, Inc.

Unity Parenting & Counseling

Urban Land Institute

Working In The Schools

Youth Guidance (WOW)


  • 2018 Working on Womanhood, Youth Guidance
  • 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