• Taproots' mission is to provide social and educational outreach prevention.
  • Taproots strives to improve the quality of life by empowering youth, adults and families with knowledge
  • Over thirty years ago Sister Monica Cahill, a BVM educator, dreamed of the development of a program


In recent years, Taproots has been generously funded and supported by:

Individual and Private Donors

Taproots Board of Directors

Chicago Department of Public Health – Office of Violence Prevention

Advocate Bethany Community Health Fund

After School Matters

Sisters of Charity, BVM

Swift Panda Foundation

The Young Leaders Fund

Pierce Family Foundation

Illinois Violence Prevention-East Garfield Park Safety Net Works

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois

The Chicago Community Trust

University of Illinois Chi-West Resource Net


Capacity Building Support

Chicago Police Department–A Force for Good

Advocate Bethany Community Health Fund

Chicago Department of Public Health

The Morten Group

Laura McAlpine Consulting

The Donors Forum of Chicago


University of Illinois – Chi-West Project

United Way SAC Project

Axelson Center for Non-Profit Management


In-Kind Donations & Local Business Support

Toys for Tots

Contech MSI Company – Newport Industries

Eric Lindsay Agency

Hunt Insurance Agency

State Farm Insurance

United Parcel Service Employees

IBEW 134

Megent, Inc.

Harmony Health Plan

Fischer AME Church

Providence St. Mel School

Hair Illusions Family & Friends



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