At the end of 2013, Chicago-based Access Living was named #12 in a national list of 16 top nonprofits for people with disabilities. Philanthropedia, a division of GuideStar, surveys foundation professionals, researchers, and nonprofit senior staff to compile the list. While the 15 other honorees work on a national scale, Access Living was the only local nonprofit to make the cut.
Access Living was recognized for its outstanding work as an advocate for civil rights and a resource for training and support. The organization emphasizes public policy and social reform, and the majority of the staff is made up of people with disabilities. Due to their great work, they have helped many Chicagoans with disabilities live independent and fulfilling lives.
At TW&B, we're proud of all the work we've done with Access Living, and we congratulate them on this honor!