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About Human Resources Development Foundation

Donations from our generous supporters are used exclusively to benefit programs for the men, women, and children in need served by HRDI.


HRDF was formed in 1986 to address the needs of our clients that could not be met by the traditional funding sources. Federal, state, and local funding has a vital role to play, but it cannot always provide the client with the additional care or attention needed for him or her to take that next step, whether it be maintaining a drug-free lifestyle or becoming reintegrated into society after incarceration.


For 28 years, HRDF has been actively engaged in fund raising efforts that support the programs and activities provided to the clients of HRDI and that enable the further growth and enhancement of the organization. The Foundation sponsors fund raising events, supports annual awards for community service, and makes possible other HRDI traditions such as Client Picnics and Client Thanksgiving and Christmas Dinners. The Foundation is also an ambassador that has been successful in introducing more and more people to our programs, clients, and goals.


Today’s difficult economic climate has endangered funding for many programs that serve those most in need, making it even more important for HRDF to diversify funding and find alternative avenues to assist, support, and enhance HRDI.

How You Can Help

Your donation can make a difference to the lives of the people and communities served by HRDI. HRDF is reaching out to you in the hope that you will respond with the same renewed spirit and energy that we are feeling at the Foundation.


HRDF Textbook Scholarship

(Offered to deserving Chicago Public School’s high school seniors and first generation college attendees in the amount of $1,000.00 per recipient.)


The Dr. C. Vincent Bakeman Endowment Fund

(All funds support and advance the Mission of HRDI)


The Frank Juzang Jr.  Endowment Fund

(All funds support and advance the progress and conditions for HRDI clients)


Dr. Terra Thomas & Dr. Ollie M. Knight Endowment Fund

(All funds support and advance outreach activities within HRDI service center areas)



To make a donation, please complete all information in the form. Alternatively print the form, checks can be made payable to Human Resources Development Foundation, Inc. and mailed to HRDI, 222 South Jefferson St., Chicago, IL 60661.