LYTE Collective has reached our goal of raising $500,000 to meet the Knight Family Foundation Challenge Grant!

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About the Challenge:
In 2017, Becky and Lester Knight of The Knight Family Foundation pledged a $500,000 challenge grant to launch the Turn on the LYTE Campaign, an initiative to raise more than $2 million to renovate the LYTE Lounge and fund three years of operating costs. We asked for your help to meet this challenge and you answered! Together, we have now raised over a million dollars!


The Knight Family Foundation has matched all of your contributions dollar for dollar since the launch of this campaign. Their generosity, belief in this work, and unwavering commitment to building a more just world for young people has led us to this moment. A special thanks to our other foundation partners who helped us achieve this goal:
Pierce Family Foundation
Polk Bros Foundation
Chicago Community Trust
Owens Family Foundation
Paul M. Angell Family Foundation
Alvin H. Baum Family Fund
Conant Family Foundation
Julian Grace Foundation
Prince Charitable Trusts
Crossroads Fund

Our sincerest thanks to every single one of you who contributed toward the challenge allowing us to reach this significant milestone!

Bright Promises Award Recipients

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Casey won an award!! (it was a long time ago…we really wish she would stop talking about it already). Bright Promises Foundation checks in to see what Casey and the other past recipients have been up to.