Belmont Cares is a division of Belmont Bank & Trust that focuses on giving back to the communities that we serve.
OUR GOAL IS TO GIVE BACK
Belmont Bank & Trust proudly takes our commitment to establishing valuable relationships and cultivating community beyond banking services. Our pledge to excellence has provided us the opportunity to support and give back on a greater scale. It’s with great honor we maintain strong relationships with philanthropies that constantly work to make long lasting positive impacts on our community. These respected partnerships drive us daily to keep cultivating a better tomorrow, for our communities.
CHARITIES WE SUPPORT
Our hospital has a long history of partnering with community leaders to support our mission in a manner that respects the quality of life of our neighbors.
We are grateful to our elected and appointed officials and community partners for their shared commitment to improving the lives of children.
We also want to acknowledge our campus partners, Northwestern University, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Shirley Ryan AbilityLab (formerly the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago), with whom we are proud to work closely on issues affecting our neighborhood.
We meet regularly to discuss how our institutions collectively can help address matters such as neighborhood safety and traffic. For more information on our activity in the local community, review the following sections:
Community Volunteer Corps
Make-A-Wish grants wishes to children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich their lives with hope, strength and joy. Since 1985, we have granted more than 13,000 wishes in Illinois.
Any child in Illinois between the ages of 2 ½ and 18 with a physician-certified life-threatening illness or medical condition is eligible for a wish.
Together, we create life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. Wishes are more than just a nice thing. And they are far more than gifts, or singular events in time.
Wishes impact everyone involved—wish kids, volunteers, donors, sponsors, medical professionals and communities. For wish kids, just the act of making their wish come true can give them the courage to comply with their medical treatments.
Parents might finally feel like they can be optimistic. And still others might realize all they have to offer the world through volunteer work or philanthropy.
Lambs Farm is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping people with developmental disabilities lead productive, happy lives and connecting with the human spirit in us all.
Through a range of vocational, residential, social & recreational programs, our Participants flourish by leading lives of their own choosing.
Lambs Farm also runs several businesses on campus to help support services- the Farmyard, Magnolia Cafe & Bakery, Thrift Store, Garden & Pet Center and the Country Store.
Everyone who is involved with Lambs Farm experiences personal growth, including the Participants, their families, Lambs Farm employees, volunteers, donors, and visitors.
CineCares invests in innovative, sustainable programs that empower the youth of Chicago through education and job training in TV and Film. Providing access to the film industry for youth from underserved communities in Chicago.
CineCares is devoted to empowering Chicago residents from underserved communities on the west and south sides through education and job training in TV & Film and has one of the most successful job training programs, the Mirkopoulos Internship Program, in the film industry.
Cinespace Film Studios was founded over 30 years ago as the first large-scale movie facility in Canada, where it was located in Toronto. The late Nikolaos “Nick” Mirkopoulos (1942-2013) was the visionary behind Cinespace Toronto, Canada and Cinespace Chicago. He was a man of multiple talents and was best known for his generosity. In 2011, Nick Mirkopoulos took his nephew Alex Pissios under his wing and they transformed what was then a 50-acre industrial lot in the North Lawndale neighborhood of Chicago into what it is today – the largest sound stage for film and television in the U.S. outside of California.
Initially formed to assist war veterans coming back from World War II, these services are still offered today in conjunction with Chicagoland VA hospitals, the Great Lakes Naval Base, RevelationGolf and the Odyssey Golf Foundation.
The CDGA Foundation has the ability to translate the universal enjoyment of golf into a means of improving lives by working to make a positive impact on members of the special needs community, youth and veterans through golf.
The Foundation works with groups such as Sunshine Through Golf Camp Program, RevelationGolf and the Odyssey Golf Foundation.
Misericordia is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation providing help for those in need since 1921. With the support of affiliated groups, legislators and volunteers, and through the generosity of corporations, foundations, individuals and families, Misericordia will continue to work toward a bright future where persons with disabilities achieve maximum independence and realize their greatest potential - in an environment of dignity, challenge, respect and spirituality.
Misericordia offers a community of care that maximizes potential for persons with mild to profound developmental disabilities, many of whom are also physically challenged.
By serving society’s most vulnerable citizens, Misericordia also serves the families who want the best for them, yet cannot provide it at home.
The Hippocratic Cancer Research Foundation's diverse network of donors will provide the philanthropic support to fund interdisciplinary research teams at the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University, empowering their world-class investigators to join forces and address the most urgent questions in the fields of cancer biology and oncology in daring and innovative ways.
By investing in "out of the box" research, with an emphasis on translational cancer research, the HCRF will accelerate and heighten the impact of scientific discoveries.
The mission of the Hippocratic Cancer Research Foundation is to discover, develop and implement effective new treatments for patients with cancer by advancing groundbreaking research. Our goal — to eliminate cancer and save lives — is ambitious but achievable.
NHS is a nonprofit neighborhood revitalization organization committed to helping homeowners and strengthening neighborhoods throughout Chicago, South Suburban Cook County & Elgin. Neighborhood Lending Services (NLS), an NHS-affiliated corporation, is Illinois’ largest nonprofit lender for homeowners and new home buyers.
Whether you are interested in free Home Buyer Education classes, a fixed-rate loan to buy a home, would like to fix up your home, or are trying to save your home from foreclosure, NHS has the expert help you need.
It is our mission to create opportunities for people to live in affordable homes, improve their lives, and strengthen their neighborhoods.
We do this by educating and preparing new homeowners for success, lending to help people buy, fix and keep their homes, sustaining homeownership through foreclosure intervention services, preserving, rehabbing and investing in housing.
The Women’s Business Development Center (WBDC) is a 501(c)(3) nationally recognized leader in the field of women’s economic development.
The organization was founded in 1986 to provide programs and services to support and accelerate women’s business ownership and strengthen the impact of women on the economy by creating jobs, fueling economic growth, and building strong communities.
The mission of the Women’s Business Development Center (WBDC) is to support and accelerate business development and growth, targeting women and serving all diverse business owners, in order to strengthen their participation in, and impact on, the economy.
The National MS Society brings the MS movement together—and turns our power and passion into real results. When the Society was founded 75 years ago, MS was neglected and poorly understood. What began as one woman's vision and commitment is now a nationwide organization leading the global charge to create a world free of MS.
People with MS can live their best lives as we stop MS in its tracks, restore what has been lost and end MS forever.
The Les Turner ALS Foundation is one of the longest-serving independent ALS groups in the country. For over 40 years, we have taken an individualized approach to ensure each person living with the disease receives the best quality of care and access to the most promising therapies.
We treat each person like family, supporting them every step of the way, and provide their loved ones with answers and encouragement. Our Les Turner ALS Center at Northwestern Medicine is led by the most well-respected and successful clinicians and researchers in the field, advancing vital care and research in pursuit of life-enhancing treatments and a cure.
We work on a national and local level to provide care and support for all those affected by Alzheimer's and other dementias. As the largest nonprofit funder of Alzheimer's research, the Association is committed to advancing vital research toward methods of treatment, prevention and, ultimately, a cure.
The Association is the leading voice for Alzheimer's disease advocacy, fighting for critical Alzheimer’s research and care initiatives at the state and federal level. The Alzheimer's Association leads the way to end Alzheimer's and all other dementia — by accelerating global research, driving risk reduction and early detection, and maximizing quality care and support.
Welcome to the Gift of Adoption Fund. Our mission is to fill the void that separates child from family – through adoption assistance grants that give vulnerable children a permanent home and the chance to thrive.
Because they were blessed with the resources to afford the financial burden poised by three adoptions, Lucy and Gene decided to pay it forward. So in 1996, with the sole purpose of helping children get adopted, the Wyka’s establish a private family giving foundation: The Gift of Adoption Fund.
To strength their vision, Lucy and Gene changed the legal status of the fund from a private to a public charity. This allowed affiliate organizations – chapters – to then be formed. Functioning as fundraising partners, these chapters share the Gift of Adoption Fund’s non-profit 501(c) 3 status while rallying local efforts across the country.
Fueled by passion and urgency, National Kidney Foundation is a lifeline for all people affected by kidney disease. As pioneers of scientific research and innovation, NKF focuses on the whole patient through the lens of kidney health. Relentless in our work, we enhance lives through action, education and accelerating change.
Today, the National Kidney Foundation participates in research that is helping advance knowledge about chronic kidney disease, treatment and patient outcomes. Test results from NKF's Kidney Early Evaluation Program are studied and analyzed to help doctors find ways to improve outcomes and better treat kidney disease in specific, at-risk populations.