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 Who we are…

        

          The Little Angel Foundation was established in 2001 through the generosity and vision of a successful woman entrepreneur for the benefit of abused and orphaned children,  battered and abused women, and youth at risk.

            It is her desire that the Foundation address the needs of women and children who, because of economic restrictions or abusive experiences, do not have adequate opportunities to learn and grow to their full potential.  The Foundation strives to identify the very best non-profit organizations that have expertise, compassion, integrity and a dedication to work with their clients and empower them with the tools they need in order to meet the demands and challenges of what often seems to be a dysfunctional society.

             The Foundation has established itself as a prominent and permanent presence in the field of philanthropy in the greater Chicago area.   It is dedicated to carefully placing funds with the agencies that have proven successful in working toward an end to violence, providing safe shelter and/or support services, empowering victims and improving their lives and educating the public on the effects that domestic violence and child abuse have on each member of a community.  LAF also provides support for after school programming that includes tutoring, encouraging leadership skills, and providing educational experiences otherwise unavailable to children and youth in disadvantaged areas.

            The work of the Foundation entails a close scrutiny of the agency, of its programs, staff, finances, and facilities.  This is accomplished by visiting the site, talking with leaders and staff, observing programs in action, and reviewing financial and program materials.

            We expect our grantees to share our determination that economic conditions and violence will not deter efforts to teach, encourage, counsel, and provide the incentives for women, children and young people to realize their potential as persons of dignity and worth.