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Navy Pier Community Rides

Thanks to those who submitted applications for our 2019 Community Rides program! Recipients are listed below.

Community Rides 2019 Recipients

  • Arthritis Foundation

  • Association House of Chicago

  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Chicago

  • Bleeding Disorders Alliance Illinois

  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Chicago

  • Bright Promises Foundation

  • Camp of Dreams

  • Carole Robertson Center for Learning

  • Chasing Dreams

  • Chicago Children’s Museum

  • Chicago-Lawndale AMACHI Mentoring Program

  • Chicago Veterans Coordinating Committee

  • ChildServ

  • City Year Chicago

  • Communities In Schools of Chicago

  • Community TV Network

  • Cook County Southland Juvenile Justice Council

  • Cornerstone Community Outreach

  • Cradles to Crayons Chicago

  • Fellowship Housing Corporation

  • Field Museum

  • Forward Momentum Chicago

  • Freedom Golf Association

  • Friends of Bell School
  • Gary Comer Youth Center

  • Gilda’s Club Chicago

  • Girls in the Game

  • Harvard Community Education Foundation

  • Helping Hands Network, Inc.

  • Hephzibah Children’s Association

  • House of Good Shepherd

  • Illinois Institute of Technology Office of Community Affairs

  • iMentor Chicago

  • Jane Addams Resource Corporation (JARC)

  • Jewish Child and Family Services Chicago

  • Jerome Burke Foundation

  • Kuumba Lynx

  • La Casa Norte

  • Ladies of Virtue

  • Lutheran Social Services of Illinois

  • Make-A-Wish Illinois

  • Maplewood Housing for the Visually Impaired: Friedman Place

  • Metropolitan Tenants Organization

  • Museum of Science and Industry

  • Near North Health Service Corporation

  • North Lawndale Employment Network

  • Old Town School of Folk Music

  • Operation Support Our Troops-America

  • Play Smart Literacy

  • Progress Center for Independent Living

  • Project: VISION

  • Ronald McDonald House

  • Shirley Ryan AbilityLab

  • SitStayRead

  • South Shore Drill Team & Performing Arts Ensemble

  • Special Olympics Illinois

  • St. Leonard’s Ministries

  • Step Up

  • Talented Tenth Social Services, Inc.

  • The Muscular Dystrophy Association

  • The Night Ministry

  • The Urban Alliance Foundation, Inc.

  • The Night Ministry

  • Thresholds

  • Totally Positive Productions

  • Trickster gallery

  • Tri-Town YMCA

  • UIC Center for Literacy

  • United Way of Metro Chicago

  • Universidad Popular

  • Urban Gateways

  • USO of Illinois

  • Variety the Children’s Charity of Illinois

  • Volunteers of America of Illinois

  • Way Back Inn

  • YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago

  • Youth Guidance

2019 Eligibility Requirements

Eligible organizations include Chicagoland 501 (c)(3) nonprofits in good standing who successfully complete Navy Pier’s online application no later than June 28, 2019. Organization’s primary constituency must be located in any of the following counties:

  • Cook
  • DeKalb
  • DuPage
  • Kane
  • Kendall
  • Kenosha (WI)
  • Lake
  • Lake (IN)
  • McHenry
  • Porter (IN)
  • Will
2019 Key Dates

  • June 3rd–June 28th: Application period
  • July 15th: Selected organizations announced
2019 Ticket Details

Eligible organizations may also apply for a transportation stipend to be provided by Navy Pier. Please see below for additional details.

*Complimentary Centennial Wheel tickets will be valid Mondays and Tuesdays, August–November 2019 and March–May 2020.

*Excludes major holidays. Additional scheduling may be required at the discretion of Navy Pier.

*Please note: for the safety of our guests and staff, the Centennial Wheel and other Pier Park attractions must occasionally close due to weather conditions, such as lightning, high winds, and extreme cold. To inquire about the operational status of Pier Park rides and attractions on the day of your visit, follow us on Twitter or call us at 312.595.PIER.

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