As the FT Cares Foundation works on Holiday Initiatives to help our neighbors in need, we wish you and yours a blessed and peaceful Holiday Season.

Who We Are

LOCAL

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Molly, a Service Dog, visits
First Trust

NATIONAL

Kid getting school supplies
from a teacher request
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First Trust Cares was created in 2006 by a group of First Trust employees as a way to “give back”. First Trust Cares grew quickly, and the FT Cares Foundation, formalized in early 2012 as a 501(c)(3), has now touched all 50 states and 26 countries.

 

In mid-2017, the Foundation realized the milestone of donating a total of $1 million dollars to over 225 charitable organizations. In 2021, during the pandemic, the Foundation reached $2 million dollars in charitable donations. Shortly before April 24, 2022, the 10-year anniversary of the Foundation's inception, it was announced that $3 million dollars had been donated locally, nationally and globally to over 325 charity organizations.

The FT Cares Foundation's torch logo symbolizes the light of hope and help that we are bringing to others. As we move into our next decade, the FT Cares Foundation remains committed to our mission of transforming lives locally, nationally and globally.

 

Since its founding, we have always used this adage as our guiding light, and we are committed to dreaming big and continuing to grow as we serve others:

       Dream things that never were and ask why not...

A Service Dog visits First Trust

How We Help Locally

The Foundation supports many organizations in DuPage County and surrounding counties. We also support organizations throughout the Chicagoland area that are working to make a difference. With another office in Austin, TX, we support local organizations there. 

How We Help Nationally

Nationally, we are proud to have collaborated with organizations throughout the U.S.,

including several disaster relief organizations.

How We Help Globally

Nationally, we are proud to have collaborated with organizations throughout the U.S.,

including several disaster relief organizations.

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 Weekly donations to local food pantries, including Austin, TX

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Kids at a new school kitchen
the Foundation helped build
in Mexico enjoy a meal

GLOBAL

Kids who benefitted through a
teacher-requested school project