Community Giving

A Chance to Give Back

At BankFinancial, we remember the communities that have supported us since we began in 1924 and this is our chance to give back. Each year our associates nominate organizations that are near and dear to our hearts. Those organizations are supported through monthly fundraising efforts, events, and through donations from our associates and customers. BankFinancial further increases those monetary contributions by matching donations on a quarterly basis. 

In addition to our monthly charity's, we continue to support the Chicagoland area through sponsorships and volunteering in community events and acts of service. We strive to improve the lives of others by acting as a resource for financial education and we encourages all of our associates and customers to support organizations in the community in whichever way they can.  
Lightways Hospice and Serious Illness Care

Founded in 1982 as Joliet Area Community Hospice, Lightways Hospice and Serious Illness Care is an independent, nonprofit healthcare provider licensed in 11 counties in Illinois. They provide exceptionally serious Illinois care, hospice care and grief support for adults and children. Their devoted team of highly skilled healthcare professionals listen to your needs and work with you to develop the best plan of care. Their goal for all patients and families is simple: Time together with less pain and more joy. They also have a Veteran’s Program.


SEASPAR is committed to their mission of providing dynamic recreation programs and quality services for their residents with disabilities. Their vision is to enable their participants to discover abilities, achieve potential, and realize dreams. They operate with the core values of fun, excellence, service, respect, and accountability.

Ignite Future with Promise

Ignite offers a comprehensive continuum of services to young people between the ages of 14 to 26 who are unstably housed or experiencing homelessness. Beyond meeting youth’s immediate needs, our serviced provide youth with all the tools and support they need to succeed: stable housing; access to employment and education opportunities; primary and mental health care; lasting connections with caring adults, and the skills to live a healthy and independent life.

Box of Balloons (Aurora Chapter)

Box of Balloons believes each birthday should be happy and every child celebrated despite a family's current situation. BOB provides those in need with a custom-made birthday box containing all necessary birthday party supplies along with the hope these families need during tough times! BOB Aurora partners with Hesed House, Wayside Cross, and Mutual Ground (these are the organizations where the birthday box requests come from).

Bridge Communities

Bridge offers transitional housing and support services to homeless families that live and work in DuPage County. Founded in 1988 by community volunteers, it has grown to include more than 100 units of transitional housing. It serves extremely low-, low-, and moderate-income families who have become homeless due to reasons such as divorce, domestic violence, loss of employment and health issues.

Best Friends Animal Society

Best Friends Animal Society, founded in its present form in 1993, is an American nonprofit 501c animal welfare organization. The group does outreach nationwide with shelters, rescue groups and members to promote pet adoption, no-kill animal rescue, and spay-and-neuter practices.

Tosco Music

Tosco Music is a non-profit organization that presents a wide variety of music through performances and outreach programs; fosters a sense of community among listeners and performers; and connects professional and amateur musicians to share and inspire one another. Tosco Music brings the joy of singing to seniors in the community and area events that are free and open to the public.

Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep

Providing the gift of remembrance portraits to parents experiencing the death of a baby.

Northern Illinois Food Bank

Northern Illinois food bank delivers food and healthy eating services to the Northern Illinois community- servicing in 13 counties by providing 250,000 meals per day. NIFB works with manufacturers, local and corporate grocers, area farmers, corporations, foundations, and volunteers to evaluate, repack, and distribute food. They also partner with more than 900 food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, and youth and senior feeding programs to provide nutritious food and resources. 

IL Math & Science Academy 

IMSA serves youth (K-12) and educators throughout Illinois. IMSA’s mission is “to ignite and nurture creative, ethical, scientific minds that advance the human condition… The IMSA Fund for Advancement of Education is organized for the benefit of, to perform the functions of, or to carry out certain charitable, educational, literary, and scientific purposes of the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy.”

Sullenberger Aviation Museum

Sullenberger Aviation Museum, renamed in honor of Capt. C.B “Sully” Sullenberger, aims to Inspire, Educate, and Elevate by re-imaging the greater Charlotte region as a hub for aviation and STEM innovation and creating more diversity and economic mobility by inspiring and empowering the next generation to pursue careers in STEM aerospace and aviation.

Lincoln Park Community Services

Founded in Chicago’s Lincoln Park neighborhood in 1985, LPCS has grown from a seasonal overnight shelter to a year-round, multi-site operation housing 120 individuals facing homelessness each night. They serve individuals ages 18 and up from all across Chicago who are at-risk of or currently experiencing homelessness. Lincoln Park Community Services brings communities together to empower individuals facing homelessness and poverty to secure stable housing and make sustainable life changes.

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