Taproot Chicago

Located just steps from the Magnificent Mile, the Chicago River and Lake Michigan, Taproot’s Chicago office is energized by the culture and momentum of downtown Chicago.

Over the past six years, our Chicago office has connected over 300 nonprofits to design, technical, marketing, HR and strategy Service Grants and other innovative programs that have helped build their organizational capacity and set them up for long-term success. Through this work, Taproot has delivered over $20 million in pro bono resources to the local nonprofit sector. Each year, Taproot's Chicago office carefully and strategically works to meet the new and deepened needs of the local nonprofit sector. 

Getting pro bono support

Taproot offers a variety of pro bono programs to meet your organization's needs. Find a complete listing of our offerings here

Contact: erica@taprootfoundation.org 

Pro bono consulting

Taproot’s programs would not be possible without the countless hours of time donated by Chicago volunteers. These pro bono consultants use their professional expertise to help a nonprofit organization better function. Anyone with 3-5+ years of professional experience in design, technology, marketing, human resources, or strategy is encouraged to apply. Find a list of opportunities here.

Building pro bono programs

As Taproot has developed its programs, proven their efficacy and promoted pro bono on both a national and local level, we have discovered an interesting niche. Corporations are looking to develop a pro bono ethic within their company – and many have partnered with Taproot to build explore their options. We have developed pro bono programs that vary in scale, size and impact for more than 25 Fortune 500 companies and are continually motivated by the possibility to do more. Learn about our Advisory Service practice here!

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Local Chicago Investors

  • Crown Family Philanthropies
  • Joyce Foundation
  • Chicago Community Trust
  • Lloyd A. Fry Foundation
  • Allstate
  • Tyson Foods (fmr. Hillshire Brands)
  • Polk Bros Foundation, Inc.
  • The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation
  • Iowa Commission on Volunteer Service
  • Greer Foundation
  • BMO Harris Bank
  • Farm Foundation
  • Siragusa Foundation
  • Pierce Family Foundation
  • Anonymous


For general inquiries contact: chicago@taprootfoundation.org