Illinois Kids’ Chance is the state chapter of a national organization that awards college scholarships to kids whose parents have either been killed or seriously injured in work-related accidents.

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  • Awareness Week 2016 – November 14-18

    Save the Date!  Kids’ Chance believes that we can make a significant difference in the lives of all children affected by a workplace injury by helping them pursue and achieve their educational goals. Cumulatively, since their inception in 1988, Kids’ Chance organizations have awarded 5,479 scholarships totaling almost 14 million dollars. In 2015, scholarship applications increased […]

  • NCCI Presents Kids’ Chance Donations at State Advisory Forums

    NCCI has been presenting donations to Kids’ Chance state organizations across the country. NCCI is proud to be a Kids’ Chance of America partner as well as to support the state organizations individually. Illinois State Advisory Forum Featured in this picture are Terri Robinson, NCCI’s State Relations Executive for IL, Sue Baxter-Pflederer and Lisa Ulrich of Kids’ Chance of […]

  • KCOI Golf Outing Fundraiser!!

    On September 23, 2016 at 1 p.m. we will be hosting the Kids’ Chance of Illinois Golf Tournament at Spencer T. Olin Golf Course in Alton, IL.  For more information, check out our Events and Fundraising Page


The first Kids’ Chance chapter was started in Georgia in 1988. Since then, thirty-three states and 3 affiliates have organized Kids’ Chance programs and have collectively awarded over 5,479 educational scholarships and distributed over $14 million in scholarship funds to workers’ families.

Who can Illinois Kids’ Chance help?

  • The 18-year old Illinois girl who dreamed of becoming a nurse, legal assistant or cosmetologist, who cannot now attend a vocational/technical school to learn a trade.
  • The Illinois high school graduate who wanted to be the first in the family to obtain a college degree and now finds the college doors closed.
  • The Illinois college student who began the goal to obtain a college degree but now has no funds to complete the journey.