What is Chicago Cause?

Chicago Cause began as a philanthropic partnership between Orbit Media, Digital Third Coast and Lightspan Digital.

Together we’ve donated over $600,000 in marketing services, including web design, digital marketing, SEO and content strategy to local Chicago nonprofits.

Through this cause, we strive to strengthen and serve Chicago nonprofits so that they can continue to do great things in the city we love!


What are the Chicago Cause donations? 

Chicago nonprofits will be selected to win one or more of the following donations:

  • A new website. This includes website design + development, copywriting, content entry, digital strategy consulting, and Google Analytics setup and review from Orbit Media Studios, plus free website hosting for the life of the website, valued at $40,000.
  • Digital marketing strategy, which may include SEO, content and paid media strategies from Digital Third Coast, valued at $20,000.

Grand total = $60,000

Is my organization a fit?

Your organization must:

  • be in the Chicagoland area (Chicago + Suburbs)
  • be a 501(c)3 organization
  • demonstrate financial need for web and marketing services to serve a philanthropic cause
  • have a desire to improve the Chicago community

How do I apply?

Read the terms and conditions and submit your application by December 15, 2021. Winners will be announced on December 17, 2021.

The application is very quick so apply below. 

APPLY NOW

Want to be notified about Chicago Cause?

If you are a Chicago nonprofit and want to be notified about Chicago Cause, sign up for our newsletter. We’ll let you know when applications are open. You can also follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Let’s continue to make Chicago a better place together.

Yes, keep me updated!