Listed here are useful resources for development and volunteer management staff at non-profit organizations serving DuPage County.

Giving DuPage Partner Organizations

  • College of DuPage Philanthropy Center – A partnership between the Donors Forum of Chicago and College of DuPage to meet the information needs of non-profit organizations in the western suburbs.
  • DuPage Association of Volunteer Administration – Promotes the professionalism of administrators and volunteers in human services, community and non-profit agencies.
  • The DuPage Foundation–  The DuPage Community Foundation receives contributions and bequests into a permanent endowment that continues to grow and help meet the needs of its community.
  • West Suburban Philanthropic Network –  Offers support to development professionals of non-profit organizations by providing networking opportunities, educational programs and the exchange of ideas and information.

DuPage-Area Foundations and Corporate Giving Programs

The College of DuPage Philanthropy Center has access to computer databases of grant makers in DuPage County.

Here are a few of the funding organizations in DuPage County:

  • Comcast
  • Community Memorial Foundation
  • DuPage County Community Development Commission
  • McCormick Foundation
  • Nicor
  • Topfer Family Foundation

Chicago-Area Organizations

  • Arts & Business Council of Chicago –  Management consulting; recruitment of board members for arts organizations
  • Chicago Access Network Television –  Training and technical assistance to promote your services on cable television
  • Community Media Workshop –  Media training, communication strategy
  • Community Economic Development Law Project –  Legal services for community development efforts
  • CPAs for the Public Interest –  Pro bono help in financial management and help recruiting board members
  • Donors Forum of Chicago –  Information and training on fundraising, management and board governance
  • Executive Service Corps of Chicago –  Performance coaching, board development, management consulting
  • Metro Chicago Information Center –  Data and information retrieval to support strategic planning, grant proposals, evaluations
  • NaperLaunch – Free community workspace and business resources for startups, entrepreneurs, and nonprofit organizations
  • Nonprofit Financial Center – Financial training and consulting, working capital financing
  • – Chicago-area non-profit jobs
  • IT Resource Center –  Consulting and training in technology

National Organizations

  • American Association of Fundraising Counsel
  • Association for Fundraising Professionals
  • Council on Foundations
  • Independent Sector
  • Points of Light
  • The Foundation Center

General Resources

  • US Postal Service
  • Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance
  • Federal Government Agencies Directory
  • Financial Accounting Standards Board
  • Forbes Lists
  • Internal Revenue Service
  • Online Obituary Search
  • The State of Illinois
  • SEC EDGAR Search


  • Foundation Directory Online
  • Planned Giving Today
  • The Chronicle of Philanthropy
  • The NonProfit Times