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!


Congratulations to the 2020 Chicago Cause winners!

On behalf of all the Chicago Cause partners, we would like to thank all the applicants for participating in this year’s Chicago Cause. We thank you for all that you do to make Chicago a better place!

C.H.A.M.P.S. Male Mentoring Program – Website design + development (including content entry), digital strategy consulting, and Google Analytics setup and review from Orbit Media Studios, valued at $30,000.

  • C.H.A.M.P.S. Male Mentoring Program is a Mentor Illinois Gold Star Award Program based in Chicago, IL and offers a culturally sensitive approach to developing the mindsets of African American and Latino young men. They focus on the 3E’s; Education, Empowerment, and Exposure. They mentor young men ages 12 and up old daily.

Inspiration Corporation – Website upgrade and replatform from Orbit Media Studios, valued at $10,000. 

  • In an atmosphere of dignity and respect, Inspiration Corporation helps people who are affected by homelessness and poverty to improve their lives and increase self-sufficiency through the provision of social services, employment training and placement, and housing.

Kids Above All – Digital marketing strategy, which may include SEO, content and paid media strategies from Digital Third Coast, valued at $20,000.

  • Since 1894, their mission has been to protect, heal and educate children and families so they can build better lives. Every child in their care has experienced trauma–abuse, neglect, poverty, toxic stress, or violence. They use a clinical framework called Attachment, Regulation and Competency (ARC) to encourage healing and personal growth

Reading Between the Lines – Digital marketing strategy with ready-to-implement recommendations, custom execution training and consulting from Lightspan Digital, valued at $12,000.

  • Reading Between the Lines uses discussion of literature to build critical thinking and communication skills with formerly and currently incarcerated women and men. This intellectual exchange nurtures self-confidence and collaboration, offering participants a chance for a different future.
Grand total = $72,000

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