MOMENTA is a preeminent institution for the study and performance of ballet and modern dance in Chicago. Its highly committed students cross the entire economic and physiological strata.  MOMENTA has had a hugely positive impact on the lives of thousands of young people, and has given great pleasure to its many audiences.  MOMENTA established, with great success, the Pinnacle Foundation Matching Program.  Under this program MOMENTA doubles the amount of the Foundation's annual grant each year through additional matching donations from faculty, students, families and alumni.  We are glad that funds provided by the Pinnacle Foundation serve as a catalyst for giving from other people directly involved in MOMENTA.

Hands on Helping



Founded by Pinnacle Yachts team member Ryan Anderson, Hands on Helping is a grass roots organization that establishes orphanages and schools in Southeast Asia.  Ryan and his associates have made a substantial difference in the lives of hundreds of impoverished children in their decade-plus years of work in the region.  In 2010, Hands on Helping built the Pinnacle Foundation Community Classroom in Andong, Cambodia.  This humble school is well on its way to teaching 10,000 English and related classes to local people so that they may be employed in the region's growing tourism trade. Helping people help themselves is an excellent use of charity funds.  The Pinnacle Foundation is proud to support Ryan and his team in this wonderful work.




Parents Allied with Children and Teachers for Tomorrow (PACTT) is a remarkable organization that, among other things, purchases houses, rehabs them, and places young adults with Autism in these homes.  PACTT then provide special-needs caregivers and instructors to teach these wonderful young people work skills so that they may reach their highest potential as productive members of society. Helping parents and the community take care of their own children is and highly effective use of funds.  The Pinnacle Foundation is pleased to support this proactive parent-teacher driven organization that has made a huge impact on the lives of these great young people, who, in-turn, add much to the communities in which they reside.

University of Chicago

Comer Children's Hospital



Comer Children's is advancing the forefront of kids' health. Our pediatric specialists are committed to offering every child the latest treatments and clinical breakthroughs. Because we believe kids of all ages should be able to grow up to be healthy, happy and strong.

West Suburban Special Recreation Association


The West Suburban Special Recreation Association is a part of local park districts or village recreation programs. They provide recreation programs for adults and children who have a physical impairment, a mental disability, or any other type of disability. Through WSSRA, residents of all ages can participate in year-round programming specifically designed to meet their individual needs.

Opportunity Knocks


Opportunity Knocks is dedicated to enriching life and community. They exist to support people with intellectual and developmental disabilities as they live, work, learn, grow and connect within their community. 


Opportunity Knocks believes in a dynamic, person-centered and community-based approach to programming that engages the voice of all Warriors, thrives on interdependent connections, encourages exploration,  centers on holistic wellness and healthy relationships.

SOS Children's Villages Illinois



SOS Children's Villages Illinois, founded over 25 years ago, is a nonprofit, child welfare agency that serves children in foster care and at-risk youth in communities surrounding its sites. The SOS Children's Villages model of care differs from traditional foster care by keeping brothers and sisters together in an SOS Illinois single-family home, where they are cared for by a full-time, professionally trained foster parent and surrounded by a community of support.

City of Big Shoulders General Fund


The City of Big Shoulders General Fund is a special purpose fund of the Pinnacle Foundation that is used to assist small organizations strait-away as compelling needs arise. These may include not-for-profit efforts to heighten safety, provide educational assistance, foster youth groups, and support artistic endeavors.

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