Chicago Lights (Chicago, IL)


  • Name:Ms. Joi Brooks
  • Title:Foundation Relations Officer

Organization Address

  • Organization Name:Chicago Lights
  • Address:126 E. Chestnut St.
    Chicago, IL 60611
    United States

Organization Phone

  • Main phone:312-787-4570

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  • Mission:
  • Chicago Lights provides hope and opportunity to Chicago's children, youth, and adults facing the challenges of poverty. Through supportive relationships and diverse programs, we empower people to thrive academically, secure economic stability, lead healthy lives, and build community.

  • Overview:
  • Chicago Lights offers five signature programs. Tutoring provides 400 students from economically disadvantaged neighborhoods, in grades 1-12, with weekly one-to-one tutoring and mentoring to support learning, job readiness, and social success. Summer Day, a six-week, full-day program for 100 1st-9th graders, sharpens academic skills and engages students with instruction in the arts. The Urban Farm provides access to organic produce; workforce training and microenterprise opportunities; and teaches nutrition, urban agriculture, and cooking techniques through arts and science activities. The Elam Davies Social Service Center annually provides food, clothing, and case management/housing assistance to 1,600 persons who are hungry, homeless or in transition from poverty to stability. Chicago Lights Dance Academy, the subject of this proposal, promotes learning and fosters creative self-expression in nearly 1,000 elementary students in the Chicago Public Schools.

  • Year established:1991
  • Endowment:Unknown


  • Organization type:Grantseeker
  • Country of registration:United States
  • Tax Determination Letter:Received Determination Letter
  • IRS Section:501(c)(3)
  • IRS Subsection:None
  • Tax ID:36-3786331

IRS Business Master File Information

  • EIN:363786331
  • Organization Name:CHICAGO LIGHTS
  • Sort (Secondary) Name:
  • Care Of Name:% MARY LOU PETERSON
  • Organization Address:126 E CHESTNUT ST
  • Organization City:CHICAGO
  • Organization State:IL
  • Organization Zip:60611-2014
  • Group Exemption Number:0000
  • Subsection Code:03
  • Classification Code(s):1
  • Subsection/Classification Desc.:Charitable Organization
  • Affiliation Code:3
  • Ruling Date:November, 1991
  • Deductibility Code:1
  • Foundation Code:16
  • Foundation Code Desc.:Organization that normally receives no more than one third of its support from gross investment income and unrelated business income and at the same time more than one third of its support from contributions, fees, and gross receipts related to exempt purposes. 509(a)(2)
  • Activity Code(s):149
  • Activity Code Desc.(s):Other instruction and training
  • Organization Code:1 (Corporation)
  • Exempt Org. Status Code:01 (Unconditional Exemption)
  • Tax Period:December, 2016
  • Filing Requirement Category:01 (990 (all other) or 990EZ return)
  • Accounting Period:December
  • NTEE Code:T30
  • Asset Amount:$723,423
  • Asset Code:5 ($500,000 - $999,999)
  • Income Amount:$2,506,918
  • Income Code:6 ($1,000,000 - $4,999,999)
  • 990 Revenue Amount:$2,305,049
  • Last Updated:2/25/2018 5:39:20 am

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