Community

THE POWER OF ELEVEN

40+ organizations supported
+$1M dollars committed

GREATER IMPACT AND OPPORTUNITY FOR ALL

Greater impact and opport-
unity
for all

Organizations have a responsibility to take an active role in building the communities that they live and work in. At Inspire11, we take that responsibility seriously. We work, play, and contribute in the communities where we are based—sharing our time and expertise with others who do the same. Not because our offices are there, but because it’s home.

Evans Scholars Foundation

As the nation's largest scholarship program for caddies, the Evans Scholars Foundations has helped thousands of hardworking young men and women get to college since 1930. The Evans Scholars Program addresses the barriers to college graduation faced by students and prepares them for a lifetime of success.

Big Shoulders Fund

The Big Shoulders Fund supports in-need children throughout Chicago through access to quality education. The organization provides direct support to schools with demonstrated need through ongoing financial contributions, the facilitation of leadership and after-school programs, and ongoing learning opportunities for both educators and students. Their goal is to strengthen both schools and whole communities. 

Storybolt

StoryBolt is a corporate inclusion training company. They are passionate about storytelling to create empathy and impact at scale. Their team of educators, film producers and HR specialists develop science-backed methods for soft skills training.

Make-A-Wish

Since being founded locally in 1985, Make-A-Wish Illinois has granted more than 16,000 wishes and continues its mission to share the power of a wish® with children in all 102 counties across the state.  Life-changing wish journeys are made possible by dedicated staff and more than 1,000 caring volunteers who help each child discover, create, fulfill, and experience the lasting impact of their most heartfelt wish. 

The Ronald McDonald House

Inspire11 has partnered with the Ronald McDonald House of Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana for over 3 years in a variety of ways.

Tutoring Chicago

Tutoring Chicago specializes in helping students achieve success during distance learning by providing weekly 1:1 tutoring sessions to 1,000+ students (1st-8th grade) in Chicago. Students are paired with a tutor for an entire school year to promote a strong foundation for support, communication with parents and teachers, and relationship building. Tutoring Chicago believes that through one-to-one relationships with tutors, students facing economic barriers can access brighter futures.

Wildflyer Coffee

Wildflyer is a specialty coffee company dedicated to providing job stability to youth experiencing homelessness. Focused on compassionate service, building community, and providing the skills needed for youth to spread their wings.

Initia-
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Building future organizations

Macro Impact Through Micro Loans

We envision a more equitable society where everyone can be self-sufficient and thriving. That’s why we invest holistically in communities and organizations without access to traditional funding opportunities.

The Inspire11 Macro Impact through Micro Loans program is aimed at promoting equity in Chicago by providing three local entrepreneurs with up to $15,000+ in funds and professional services to help grow their businesses. The program specifically targets communities and entrepreneurs who might have a difficult time with traditional funding sources; this includes businesses run by minorities, women, and immigrants.

Empowering future game-changers

The Eleven Scholarship

We believe that true innovation and radical impact are only achieved when people with a diversity of cultural, ethnic, and racial backgrounds and life experiences are given equal opportunity to education and application of their talent.

The Eleven Scholarship supports underrepresented minorities and first-generation college students to secure access to higher education. In addition to financial support, we pair each recipient with an Inspire11 mentor aligned to their field of study.

Living our values

InspireCares

We encourage all Elevens to take an active role in building the communities that they live and work in. It’s an important part of who we are.

As part of our commitment to both our employees and the community, Inspire11 will make a $500 donation to a charity selected by each employee annually.