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We have invested in Chicago and beyond.

We have invested in Chicago and beyond.

Sterling Bay invests in the cities and communities where its developments are located. SB Cares is our philanthropic umbrella for community outreach and programming. We support a wide range of non-profits, associations, and community groups that align with our mission of placing people at the center of design and our work.

Sterling Bay is committed to supporting and adding value to the communities in which we live and work. Each year, we strive to align ourselves with a broad range of organizations with a proven record of community benefits through events, sponsorships, and annual contributions.

Flag for the Fallen

In July 2018, we were humbled to dedicate the landmark flagpole at 1100 W Grand to police officers, firefighters, and paramedics who lost their lives in the line of duty. Both an American and a Chicago flag wave in remembrance of these first responders, who gave their lives for the city we all call home.


Sterling Bay has teamed up with a Chicago organization working to end racism through community sports to host a socially distant summer camp for local 5th – 8th graders at Lincoln Yards.

Friends of the Chicago River Volunteer Day

Each year, Sterling Bay teams up with Friends of the Chicago River, a non-profit dedicated to improving the health of the Chicago River system for the benefit of people, plants, and animals. Our participation in volunteer events such as River Action Days supports healthy ecology and community revitalization.


Through its ongoing work with Cara, a local non-profit that brings individuals in need back to the dignity and productivity of employment, SB Cares has helped create more than 65 new jobs for organization participants at over 25 of Sterling Bay’s Chicago-based properties to date.

Chicago Food Depository

A long-standing contributor to the Greater Chicago Food Depository, Sterling Bay’s charitable support helps provide nutritious food to our neighbors in need. By taking hunger off the table, the Greater Chicago Food Depository enables families to focus on other priorities, like education, growth, and security.

Organizations We Support

Contribution Request Form

We welcome new opportunities to support community groups and organizations. Please complete the below information on our Contribution Request Form to tell us more about your organization and work. We look forward to hearing from you.

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Contribution Request Form

  • Sterling Bay’s “community” is broad and includes, among others, the local neighborhoods near our properties, the tradespeople and contractors who build our buildings, our tenants and our prospective tenants, our investors and their families, the individuals and service companies that provide services to our buildings and our tenants, and the real estate industry as a whole.
  • Sterling Bay makes non-political gifts, donations, sponsorships, and contributions which benefit and build strong relationships within and among the communities.
  • Sterling Bay does not make Contributions to improperly influence business or political decisions.

Please submit the following to complete your submission (PDF only):

  • A description of your organization, including its mission and major accomplishments
  • A copy of the letter from the IRS stating your organization’s 501 (c)(3), if applicable
  • A list of key staff and titles and current Board of Directors including officer status, if applicable