In response to the obesity crisis in Chicago, the Pritzker Traubert Family Foundation is putting millions of funding dollars towards new athletic fields in Chicago's city parks. The foundation has committed to donating $5 million for the cause, known as "Take the Field," on a 1:1 matching basis for new facilities.
As one of the nation's leading philanthropists, J.B. Pritzker has always had his finger on the pulse of early education. Pritzker created the Pritzker Consortium on Early Childhood Development at the University of Chicago and the Children's Initiative to fund research and programs for underserved communities. More recently, the Pritzker Early Childhood Foundation granted $20,000 to train professionals to help prevent child abuse and build healthy family relationships at the Carole Robertson Center for Learning.