Make It Better: 5th Annual Philanthropy Awards

Nothing matches the excitement we share as a team at Make It Better when it comes time for the Make It Better Foundation to bestow its annual Philanthropy Awards on outstanding and deserving nonprofits. This year, for the Fifth Annual Philanthropy Awards, the Make It Better Foundation honors — and we celebrate — three impactful and inspiring organizations that join the illustrious group of 37 previous winners.

Each winning organization is showcased through a special video and coverage across all Make It Better platforms. Winners also receive vital marketing training and networking opportunities to help them spread awareness of their mission and garner support. This year’s winners will be honored in our special celebration, generously emceed by CBS 2 Chicago, at Wintrust’s Grand Banking Hall on May 3. Make It Better most gratefully thanks our presenting sponsor Wintrust, as well as Imperial Lamian and Tracy Clifford Style, for their support of this celebration.

The Make It Better Foundation’s Academy of Judges — a vibrant community of esteemed venture philanthropists, past winners, sponsors and thought leaders — selects winners based on excellence, scalability, efficiency, leadership and effectiveness. The Academy of Judges includes:

The Make It Better Foundation is also grateful for the generous support from award sponsors Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan in honor of pathways.org and Kellogg Nonprofit Executive Education Team.

Click on each winner’s name or photo below to learn more about the organization and watch their video. Congratulations to the winners!

BUILD, Inc. (Social Justice)5th Annual Philanthropy Awards: BUILD, Inc.

New Moms (Human Services: Empowerment) 5th Annual Philanthropy Awards: New Moms

One Million Degrees (Education)5th Annual Philanthropy Awards: One Million Degrees

Past Philanthropy Award winners:

1st Awards:

2nd Annual Awards:

3rd Annual Awards:

4th Annual Awards: