Community Improvement, Capacity Building

St. Jude League

Quick Facts

aka the Claretian Initiative, Claretian Publications

Chicago, IL

This organization has provided GuideStar with documentation indicating that it is a church or religious organization.


St. Jude League, founded in 1929, is the organization that provides support operations for several U.S. Claretian Ministries. The mission of the St. Jude League is the development of robust business and ministry support for the Claretian ministries cited below. This includes growing the financial base to fund and the talent base to support and expand the powerful ministries of hope, justice, education, social service, violence prevention, and development in the communities the Claretians serve. These ministries are primarily:

- social-justice and community development programs within high-poverty, urban, Hispanic communities;

- publishing periodicals and materials with a "faith in real life" perspective for Catholics in the U.S. today;

- fostering and maintaining a devotion to St. Jude, the patron saint of hope

For donors or employer matching gift programs who prefer/require a nonreligious use of funds, please restrict your donation to our tCI (the Claretian Initiative) program, which covers programs within the first bullet point above. For more information on tCI, visit

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Principal Officer

Kathy Horning

Main Address

205 W. Monroe Street

Chicago, IL 60606 USA


youth programs, violence prevention, leadership development, tutoring, nutrition, job & life skills, hope, community development, Catholic publishing, sustained change in high-poverty neighborhoods





Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Community, Neighborhood Development, Improvement (S20)

Youth Development Programs (O50)

Leadership Development (W70)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is not required to file an annual return with the IRS because it is a church.

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