GIVE

Give to our communities.

Our hospitality is a worldview that shapes the way we work to impact the greater good.

Care for our environment.

Through local partnerships, thoughtful sourcing, and continuous operational evaluation, we work to promote environmental sustainability across our group.

Video by Herban Produce, one of our sustainability partners.

Herban Produce

Herban Produce is a year-round, technology-powered urban farm located in Chicago’s Garfield Park. They grow fresh and high-grade produce, specialty greens, and rare micros for the finest local restaurants, including Boka Restaurant Group. Herban Produce is also a non-profit enterprise invested in local employment, community education, and environmental responsibility.

THE ROOF CROP AND MOMOTARO

Momotaro and The Roof Crop have a longstanding partnership based on beauty and uniqueness. Considering its authentic Japanese fare, some ingredients Momotaro uses are hard to come by, so The Roof Crop grows those specialty items for Chef Gene Kato’s kitchen on their rooftop urban farm within walking distance from the restaurant. And good thing they’re so close by, The Roof Crop also delivers gorgeous and sustainably-farmed arrangements every week.

COMPOSTING AT
SWIFT & SONS

Swift & Sons has composted since the day they opened. With the volume of food waste a restaurant generates, they knew it was important to turn that excess into something useful and productive. That’s why their composted materials are funneled into urban farming programs that grow produce for the community and local restaurants. With years of experience, you’d imagine there are some tricks or shortcuts to a successful program, but Chef Chris Pandel says, “There are no tricks. The honest truth is just monitoring the compost to ensure everyone is respecting the process.”

Watch composting in action from our partner.

LOCAL FARM PARTNERS AND BOKA

The hyper-seasonality of Boka’s menu demands the freshest and most available products in the market—enter, local farming partners. Boka receives a wide range of produce from local, Midwestern farms including Mick Klug Farm in Michigan and Green Acres Farm across the border in Indiana. Much of it even comes from within the state! Chef Lee Wolen believes that sourcing locally is the best way to ensure clean, quality products while supporting farms and families in the community at the same time.

Herban Produce

Herban Produce is a year-round, technology-powered urban farm located in Chicago’s Garfield Park. They grow fresh and high-grade produce, specialty greens, and rare micros for the finest local restaurants, including Boka Restaurant Group. Herban Produce is also a non-profit enterprise invested in local employment, community education, and environmental responsibility.

THE ROOF CROP AND MOMOTARO

Momotaro and The Roof Crop have a longstanding partnership based on beauty and uniqueness. Considering its authentic Japanese fare, some ingredients Momotaro uses are hard to come by, so The Roof Crop grows those specialty items for Chef Gene Kato’s kitchen on their rooftop urban farm within walking distance from the restaurant. And good thing they’re so close by, The Roof Crop also delivers gorgeous and sustainably-farmed arrangements every week.

COMPOSTING AT
SWIFT & SONS

Swift & Sons has composted since the day they opened. With the volume of food waste a restaurant generates, they knew it was important to turn that excess into something useful and productive. That’s why their composted materials are funneled into urban farming programs that grow produce for the community and local restaurants. With years of experience, you’d imagine there are some tricks or shortcuts to a successful program, but Chef Chris Pandel says, “There are no tricks. The honest truth is just monitoring the compost to ensure everyone is respecting the process.”

Watch composting in action from our partner.

LOCAL FARM PARTNERS AND BOKA

The hyper-seasonality of Boka’s menu demands the freshest and most available products in the market—enter, local farming partners. Boka receives a wide range of produce from local, Midwestern farms including Mick Klug Farm in Michigan and Green Acres Farm across the border in Indiana. Much of it even comes from within the state! Chef Lee Wolen believes that sourcing locally is the best way to ensure clean, quality products while supporting farms and families in the community at the same time.

We believe in doing
our part.

One employee, one team, and one organization all have the power to make real impact.

OUR IMPACT

$115,130 

raised in support of meaningful organizations.

950

organizations supported in the past year.

$53,750

in gift card donations to charitable causes.

Monthly giving initiatives.

Based on employee feedback, each month we select an organization to support with a portion of donated proceeds from each restaurant.

RECENT GIVING INITIATIVES

GREATER CHICAGO FOOD DEPOSITORY

DECEMBER 2019

In the month of December Boka Restaurant Group participated in our annual Coats and Cans Drive, collecting non-perishable canned food and warm winter items for those in need in our community.

ST. JUDE'S CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL

NOVEMBER 2019

In the month of November, we dedicated it to honor the life and legacy of Mary Beth Pileggi, Mother of Restaurant line cook, Kyle Pileggi.

LYNN SAGE FOUNDATION

OCTOBER 2019

In honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, October was dedicated to supporting Breast Cancer research.

86 HUNGER

SEPTEMBER 2019

In September, Boka Restaurant Group partnered with The Greater Chicago Food Depository to raise awareness of hunger in our community.

THE TROTTER PROJECT

AUGUST 2019

In the month of August, Boka Restaurant Group donated $1 from the sale of select dishes to support the Trotter Project. The Trotter Project works in offering education and mentorship in culinary and hospitality industries.

HOWARD BROWN CENTER

JULY 2019

In the month of July, we dedicated it to Howard Brown Health. This organization exists to eliminate the disparities in healthcare experienced by lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.

INTERNATIONAL RESCUE COMMITTEE/WORLD REFUGEE DAY

JUNE 2019

In honor of World Refugee Day that is celebrated on June 20th, the Month of June was dedicated to the International Rescue Committee (IRC).

THE TREVOR PROJECT

JUNE 2019

In honor of LGBTQ Pride month, Boka Restaurant Group partnered up with The Trevor Project. This organization focuses on suicide prevention efforts about the LGBTQ youth.

NAMI CHICAGO 

MAY 2019

In honor of Mental Health Awareness Month, the month of May was dedicated to NAMI Chicago. A portion of our proceeds from select dishes went to support our communities gaining access to much needed treatment.

NATIONAL MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS SOCIETY

MARCH 2019

The month of March, we partnered with the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. This organization helps people affected by MS by funding research, facilitating professional education and providing services that help people with MS move forward.

THE NORA PROJECT 

FEBRUARY 2019

In the month of February, we partnered with The Nora Project. This program works to normalize differences, demystify disability, and promote connections between students and their peers with disabilities.

ORGANIZATION NAME

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Suspendisse varius enim in eros elementum tristique.

FEATURED ORGANIZATIONS

In addition to our monthly giving, each year we support hundreds of organizations doing meaningful work through gift card donations, chef events, and special experiences. We encourage you to learn more about these important organizations.

84.51  

@properties
   
360 Youth Services  
 
A Better Chicago  

A Giving Heart Foundation

A Leg To Stand On (ALTSO)    

A Long Walk Home
   
A&S Rescue    

About Face Theatre  

ACERO - Garcia High School  DREAMers    

Adoption Center of Illinois at  Family Resource Center
   
Advocate Charitable Foundation at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center    

Advocate Children’s Hospital    

Aidan Shea Foundation  

AIDS Foundation of Chicago    

Albany Park Community Center  
 
Alexander Leigh Center For Autism (ALCA)  

Alexian Brothers Foundation    

Alex's Lemonade Stand  

ALIVE Rescue    

Almost Home Kids    

Alpha Omicron Pi Phi Chi Chapter
   
Alpha Omicron Pi Phi Chi Chapter at the University of Chicago
   
Alpha Phi Foundation  

Alphonsus Academy and Center  for the Arts  

ALSAC/ St. Jude Children's Research Hospital    

ALSAC/St, Jude Children's Research Hospital  

ALSAC/St. Jude Children's Research Hospital  

Always Giving Back Foundation  
 
Alzheimer’s Association, Illinois Chapter Junior Board    

Alzheimer's Association  

Alzheimer's Association IL Junior Board    

Amate House    

America Needs You  

America SCORES Chicago

American Association of Zoo Keepers Lincoln Park  

American Blues Theater  

American Cancer Society  

American Cancer Society-North Central Cook County Relay For Life  

American College of Surgeons    

American Heart Association    

American Heart Association - Birmingham

American Liver Foundation    

American Red Cross  

American Red Cross- Chicago  
Auxiliary Board  

American Red Cross of Chicago & Northern IL  

American Red Cross of Greater Chicago Auxiliary Society    

Amigos de las Americas, Chicago North Chapter  

ANAD - National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders    

Ancilla Systems Inc dba Nazareth Home
   
Angel Harvey Family Health Center of the Infant Welfare Society of Chicago    

Angel Wings Foundation  

Angelic Organics Learning Center    

Ann & Robert H. Lurie
Children's Hospital of Chicago

Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago (PICU)    

Anshe Emet Synagogue   anti cruelty society    

Apna Ghar, Inc. (Our Home)    

Archdiocese of Chicago's Catholic Schools    

Arthritis Foundation    

ArtReach Chicago    

Arts of Life    

artsBASICS    

Asian Americans Advancing Justice | Chicago    

Aspire    

Aspiritech    

Assisi Animal Foundation  

Assistance League of Chicagoland West  

Association House of Chicago    

Association of Federal Narcotics Agents  

Association of Horizon, Inc.    

Aubrey Rose Foundation  

AUSL    

Autism Speaks    

Autism Speaks 2 Young Professionals-Illuminate Gala    

Auxiliary Board of Northwestern Memorial Hospital    

Awakenings    

Batavia Youth Baseball    

Bateman Boosters    

Bear Necessities Pediatric

Cancer Foundation  

Beber Camp    

Bernard Zell Anshe Emet
Day  School    

Best Buddies    

Best Buddies International

Between Friends    

Beverly Arts Center    

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Chicago  

Big Green    

Big Waters Federation  

BLOOM for Marygrove  

Blue Sky Bakery & Cafe  

Boy Scouts of America -
Pathway to Adventure Council    
BrainUp    

Breakthrough Urban Ministries    
Bridgeport Catholic Academy

Bright Pink    

Bright Promises Foundation    

Broken Nose Theatre  

Bunkers in Baghdad  

Cabrini Green Legal Aid (CGLA)    

Cal's Angels    

Cameron Can Foundation  

Cammy Can Cinderella Story    
Cancer Services
   
Cancer Wellness Center  

Canons Regular of St. John

Cantius    

Cardinal Bernardin Montessori Academy    

Career Transitions Center of Chicago    

Carroll Show Choir Boosters Inc.    

Casa Central    

CASA Lake County    

CASA of Will County  

Catherine Cook School  

Catholic Central Mothers Club    
Catholic Chariities of Chicago    
Catholic Charities    

Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago  

Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago, Junior Board    

Catholic Charities, Diocese of Joliet    

Causing A Stir    

CAWC    

Cedille Chicago, NFP  

Centennial Elementary School PTC    

Center for Conflict Resolution  
Center for Independent

Futures    Centro Romero  

Cesare Battisti Lodge  

Cesco's Heart    

CFA Events    

Challenger Learning Center of Northwest Indiana    

Charles Tillman Cornerstone Foundation    

Chicago Kids Company  

Chicago Architecture Center  

Chicago Autism Network  

Chicago Bar Foundation  

Chicago Blackhawks
Foundation    

Chicago Booth Charity Auction  2019    

Chicago Center for Music Education    

Chicago Chamber Choir  

Chicago Chapter of Autism Speaks to Young Professionals    
Chicago Children’s Charities    

Chicago Children's Advocacy
Center    

Chicago Childrens Charities  

Chicago Children's Charities  

Chicago Children's Choir    

Chicago Children's Museum  

Chicago Citywide Literacy  Coalition    

Chicago Coalition for the  Homeless    

Chicago Collegiate Charter  School    

Chicago Commons    

Chicago Community Bond Fund    

Chicago Cultural Alliance  

Chicago Dance Marathon  

Chicago Engineers Foundation    

Chicago Film Archives  

Chicago Fire Foundation  

Chicago Friends School  

Chicago Gateway Green  

Chicago Habitat for Humanity

Chicago Hope Academy  

Chicago HOPES for Kids  

Chicago Illini Club    

Chicago Jazz Philharmonic    

Chicago Jesuit Academy

(CJA)_    Chicago Law Foundation    

Chicago Legal Clinic, Inc.  

Chicago Lights    

Chicago Literacy Alliance  

Chicago Metropolitan Battered  Womens Network  

Chicago Pediatric Cancer Research Board    

Chicago Polar Bear Club formerly known as Lakeview Polar Bear Club    

Chicago Police Department - 6th District

Christmas/Retirement Party  

Chicago Public Library Foundation    

Chicago Scholars Foundation  

Chicago Sinai Congregation  

Chicago Sinai Preschool  

Chicago Sinfonietta    

Chicago Spartans    

Chicago Sports Summit  

Chicago Survivors    

Chicago Tutoring Connection (f/k/a Cabrini Connections)

Chicago Volunteer Doulas  

Chicago Votes    

Chicago West Suburban Alumnae  Chapter of Alpha Omicron Pi    

Chicago White Sox Charities  

Chicago White Sox Yonder Alonso Charity Event  

Chicago Youth Centers  

Chicago Youth Programs  

Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestras    

Chicagoland Rescue Intervention Program and Support    

Children's Cancer & Blood  Foundation    

Children's Diabetes Foundation    

Children's Heart Foundation  

Children's Home & Aid  

Children's Hospital of Wisconsin    

Children's Hospital of Wisconsin Foundation  

Children's Organ Transplant Association (COTA)  

Children's Place Association  

Children's Research Fund Junior Board    

Children's Research Fund Junior Board (Affiliate of Lurie Children's Hospital)  

Children's Research Triangle  
Child's Voice    

ChildServ    

ChiMe    

Chi-Town Pitties Inc.    

Choral association of Parents and students    

Christ King School and Parish  

Christ the King Jesuit College Prep    

Christian Heritage Academy  

Christmas Without Cancer  

Christopher House    

Church of Our Saviour - HS Youth Group Appalachian Service Trip    

Chute Middle School Cultural Arts Team    

Cinema/Chicago    

Cistic Fibrosis Foundation  

City Year Chicago    

Civic Leadership Foundation    
Clearbrook    

Clearmont PTO    

Climb Higher at Highland  

Coldwell Banker    

College Possible Chicago  

Comer Children's Hospital - University of Chicago Medicine    

Community Activism Law Alliance (CALA)
   
Community Housing Network  
Community Support Services

CommunityHealth    

Compass to Care, The Mike  & Sandy Ernsdorff Cancer Foundation    

Concierge Preferred / Ateema Media & Marketing  

Concierge Unlimited International

Annual Charity Event for Mercy Home for Boys and Girls

Les  Clefs D'Or Foundation

Cheetah Conservation Fund   
Connections for Abused Women and their Children
   
Cook County Health Foundation Associate Board    
Cornerstone Academy  

Cornerstone Counseling

Center  of Chicago  

Countryside Elementary School    

Court Appointed Special Advocates of Cook County  

Court Theatre

Covenant  House Illinois

CPS- Walter Payton

College  Prep HS  

Crossroads Fund

Culver School PTA    

Cure SMA    

Cyclebar + The Cove
School    

D124 Evergreen park School  District - Southwest Elementary Boosters    

Dance For Life Chicago    

Daniel Murphy Scholarship Fund    

Dar2tri    

Deborah’s Place    

Decatur Classical School PTA    

Dekalb Music Boosters

Dell  Technologies  

Deloitte and Inspire    

Dental Charity
Foundation NFP    

DePaul College of Law, Public  Interest Law Association    

DePaul College Prep    

DePaul Public Interest Law  Association Auction    

Destination Auction MSU    

Disney 2 Magnet High School    

Domestic Violence Legal Clinic    

Dominican Volunteers USA    

Downers Grove Junior Woman's  Club

Downtown  Chicago Chi
Omega Alumnae Chapter    

Dress for Success Houston    

DuPage Habitat for Humanity    

DuPagePads    

Dysautonomia Foundation    

EB Research Partnership

Ebinger  Foundation

Edgewater Chamber of Commerce    

Edison Regional Gifted Center  PTO    

Edward Foundation    

El Valor    

Elmhurst Centre for Performing  Arts    

Elyssa's Mission    

Environmental Law and Policy  Center    

Envision Unlimited    

Epilepsy Foundation of Greater  Chicago    

Epilepsy Foundation of Greater  Chicago Seize the Stage

Episcopal  Charities and Community Service

Epstein Community Foundation    

Equality Illinois    

Equip for Equality    

Erie Elementary Charter School    

Erie Neighborhood House    

Erika’s Lighthouse    

Esperanza Community Services    

Evans Scholars Foundation    

Eversight Vision

f/o KB    

Fabretto Children's Foundation    

Face the Future Foundation    

Facing Forward to End  Homelessness    

Fairview Haven    

Fall Catalogue Night    

Families Together Cooperative  Nursery School    

Family Matters    

Family Rescue    

Family Service of Glencoe    

Family Services of Glencoe

Fellowship  Housing

Fenwick High School

Fetching Tails

Foundation    Field of Dreams Horse Rescue  and Adoption    

Find Your Anchor    

First Floor Theater    

First Tee of Greater Chicago    

First United Nursery School    

Food for Greater Elgin    

Food Network & Cooking  Channel South Beach Wine & Food Festival

Ford-Employees African  Ancestry Network    

Foster Progress

Foursomes  4 Philanthropy (F4P)    

Fox Valley Hands of Hope    

Fox Valley Special Recreation  Foundation
   
Frances Xavier Warde School    

Francis W. Parker School    

Franciscan Outreach    

Franklin Fine Arts Center    

Free Spirit Media    

Fremont Schools

Friends  and Families of Cystic Fibrosis    

Friends for Therapeutic Equine  Activities    

Friends of Alcott    

Friends of Andrew Baseball    

Friends of Bell School    

Friends of Blaine    

Friends of Carl Von Linne  School    

Friends of Chappell    

Friends of Cleveland    

Friends of Coonley School    

Friends of Franklin

Friends  of Glen Ellyn Parks

Friends of Goethe School    

Friends of Lincoln    

Friends of Mayer

Friends  of McPherson    

friends of mitchell    

Friends of Ogden    

Friends of Prentice

Friends  of Rickover Naval
Academy    

Friends of Roosevelt High  School    

Friends of Sauganash  Elementary School    

Friends of Sinai Children-Mt  Sinai Health System
organization

organization

organization

organization
organization

organization

organization

organization
Volunteer
opportunities.

We organize opportunities for our teams to volunteer on work time. Every year, we partner with local organizations such as Neighborhood Cleanup, Urban Gardening, and more.