HEAR Foundation

Rating: 5 stars   16 reviews

Issues: Education, Health, International, Philanthropy

Location: 141 W. Jackson Blvd. Ste. 1404 Chicago IL 60604 USA

Mission: Health, Education & Relief (HEAR) Foundation invests in small, well-designed projects and programs that bring about permanent change in individual’s lives, in communities and in environments. HEAR awards grants and provides direct services in the areas of health, education and relief.
Geographic areas served: Chicago, Greater United States, Guatemala
2010 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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EIN 20-4221874
312-604-6156
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Rating: 5 stars  

Currently, I am a first-year student at Denison University in Ohio. I come from the inner city of Chicago. Fortunately, I've been able to receive private high school education from another scholarship fund that invested in my future, much like the HEAR Foundation. So, I must confess that the HEAR Foundation is an absolutely fabulous organization that's been extremely helpful to me as I've transitioned into college. Not only have they granted me a very generous monetary contribution to attend school, they've also provided me with a support system to help me get through the emotional aspect of attending an out-of-state university. The employees that I've had contact with are always incredibly nice and helpful. When I've spoken to them live on the telephone, I can sense that they genuinely care about me and want to do everything they can to ensure my success. Another awesome quality that the HEAR staff has is that they always go above and beyond to satisfy us scholars. And if I have questions, they won't hesitate to go through leaps and bounds to ensure that they get answered. I truly admire their dedication to us scholars. Little do they know, the money they've given us is not all that matters; but rather, the fact that they support us 100% is what really means the most. Thank you HEAR Foundation!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the conversations I've had with the staff. They contact me frequently not only to discuss business matters, but just to check up on me. I've developed a communicative and cooperative relationship with them specifically, because of the amazing staff.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

so friendly and ready and willing to help! They really work hard to ensure all the scholars' needs are met.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

offer a lot more under-priveledged students opportunities to go to a university. But beyond that, HEAR could employ more staff to offer those kids the helpful guidance that they give the scholars now.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-8-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

As a parent of a Hear Foundation scholar, I have had a first hand experience with the wonderful things that HEAR does for children with higher education scholarships.At the scholarship interview, I was greeted by Clare. She let me know how exceptional my daughter Colleen was. While waiting in the waiting room while my daughter interviewed, I had the pleasure of speaking to other scholarship finalists and their parents. It was inspiring to hear these talented students speak of their dreams and goals.Without the HEAR scholarship, many of these hard-working students would not be able to pursue these dreams. It is wonderful that HEAR recognizes these amazing students by honoring them with a scholarship.My daughter and my family are thankful for this wonderful opportunity.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the higher education Scholarship experience.The scholarships awarded help many students to attend private colleges that they otherwise would not have been able to attend without their assistance.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

is their enthusiasm for higher education.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

warm and welcoming.They all made us feel at home.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

offer more scholarships to many deserving students. It is sad to know that there are many inspiring students out there who are deserving of these scholarships but due to lack of funding are unable to receive this scholarship.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-4-01

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