Access Living of Metropolitan Chicago (Chicago, IL)


  • Name:Bianca Barr
  • Title:Manager of Grants & Planned Giving

Work Address

  • Organization Name:Access Living of Metropolitan Chicago
  • Address:115 West Chicago Avenue
    Chicago, IL 60654
    United States

Work Phone

  • Main phone:312-640-2113
  • Main fax:312-640-2142

Work Web

User Email



  • Mission:
  • Access Living's mission is to foster the dignity, pride, and self-esteem of people with disabilities and enhance the options available to them so they may choose and maintain individualized and satisfying lifestyles.

  • Overview:
  • Established in 1980, our organization is a change agent committed to fostering an inclusive society that enables Chicagoans with disabilities to live fully-engaged and self-directed lives. To achieve our goals, we offer: (1) peer oriented independent living services, (2) enforcement of civil rights on behalf of individuals with disabilities, and (3) popular education and advocacy efforts. As the only federally funded Center for Independent Living in Chicago, we have increased the independence of over 50,000 individuals with disabilities since our founding and annually serve approximately 3,000 individuals. We are a cross-disability organization governed and staffed by a majority of people with disabilities. This means that we bring a unique perspective and level of experience to our consumers. Furthermore, the variety of services we provide is unparalleled; with a single phone call or visit to our universally accessible building, our consumers can, among other things, receive legal advice, make connections with disability resources in their community, join a peer support group, or get connected with a personal attendant to help them live independently. Additionally, we work to make education, public transportation, and communication more accessible, in addition to enforcing the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Fair Housing Amendments Act, thereby improving the lives and increasing the independence of countless other people with disabilities.

  • History:
  • We have developed a reputation for being a pioneer in the disability community. Some of the significant milestones in our history include: playing a key role in the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Fair Housing Amendments Act, establishing the first fair housing program in the country, partnering with the City of Chicago to expand the accessibility guidelines in the Chicago Building Code, participating in a $15 million settlement aimed at improving the accessibility of Chicago public transit, establishing our headquarters in a universally designed and green building, and transitioning more than 250 of our consumers from nursing homes into the community.

  • Year established:1980
  • Endowment:Unknown


  • Executive / Trustee board size:27
  • Advisory board size:
  • Staff size:75


  • Organization type:Grantseeker
  • Country of registration:United States
  • Tax Determination Letter:Received Determination Letter
  • IRS Section:501(c)(3)
  • IRS Subsection:509(a)(1)
  • Tax ID:36-3310774

IRS Business Master File Information

  • EIN:363310774
  • Sort (Secondary) Name:
  • Care Of Name:% JERRY RAUMAN CFO
  • Organization Address:115 W CHICAGO AVE
  • Organization City:CHICAGO
  • Organization State:IL
  • Organization Zip:60654-3209
  • Group Exemption Number:0000
  • Subsection Code:03
  • Classification Code(s):1
  • Subsection/Classification Desc.:Charitable Organization
  • Affiliation Code:3
  • Ruling Date:November, 1984
  • Deductibility Code:1
  • Foundation Code:15
  • Foundation Code Desc.:Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general publicĀ 170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
  • Activity Code(s):566
  • Activity Code Desc.(s):Job training, counseling, or assistance
  • Organization Code:1 (Corporation)
  • Exempt Org. Status Code:01 (Unconditional Exemption)
  • Tax Period:June, 2016
  • Filing Requirement Category:01 (990 (all other) or 990EZ return)
  • Accounting Period:June
  • NTEE Code:
  • Asset Amount:$17,437,644
  • Asset Code:8 ($10,000,000 - $49,999,999)
  • Income Amount:$9,918,938
  • Income Code:7 ($5,000,000 - $9,999,999)
  • 990 Revenue Amount:$6,857,664
  • Last Updated:10/17/2017 3:18:56 pm

This information is directly from the IRS Exempt Organization Business Master File at Exempt Organizations Business Master File Extract. This information is not under the control of the Common Grant Application and is collected and compiled and can only be changed by the IRS.