June 24, 2020


Award based on Outstanding Online Reviews

Deerfield, IL (June 24, 2020) – Bounce Children’s Foundation® announced today it has been named a “2020 Top-Rated Nonprofit” by GreatNonprofits, the leading provider of user reviews of charities and nonprofits.  2020 marks the third consecutive year that Bounce has earned this prestigious status.

Bounce transforms the lives of chronically ill children, and their families, through program and services that include family adventures & outings, an online community, educational workshops for parents, and family care packages filled with fun activities.

“We are honored to be named a 2020 Top-Rated Nonprofit,” says Joan Steltmann, Bounce CEO, “and proud to sustain our Top-Rated status thanks to positive feedback from those we serve and those who support us.”

Bobby Lucas, Chair of Bounce’s Board of Directors, added, “As a young organization that has grown quickly, I am most excited by the input of those who know us best.  Their positive feedback not only earned Bounce this honor, it ensures we will keep growing to help even more families in the future.”

The Top-Rated Nonprofit Award is based on the rating and number of reviews that Bounce Children’s Foundation received from volunteers, donors, and program recipients. As one Bounce parent raved, “Bounce Children’s Foundation has been a welcoming beacon in our family’s life. Our son was born with Norrie, a rare genetic disease that left him blind since birth. Bounce has provided us with a support system of families that understand the challenges we face. And most importantly, they know that our kids are regular kids who just want to have fun too! Bounce has given us access to some pretty awesome opportunities and events, and we will always be grateful to them!”

“Bounce Children’s Foundation is a great example of a nonprofit making a real difference in their community,” said Perla Ni, CEO of GreatNonprofits. “Their award is well-deserved recognition not only of their work, but the tremendous support they receive, as shown by the many outstanding reviews they have received from people who have direct experience working with Bounce.”

GreatNonprofits is the leading website where people share stories about their personal experiences on more than 1.6 million charities and nonprofits. The GreatNonprofits Top-Rated Awards are the only awards for nonprofits determined by those who have direct experience with the charities – as donors, volunteers, and recipients of aid.

The complete list of 2020 Top Rated Nonprofits can be found at:




About Bounce Children’s Foundation

Bounce Children’s Foundation® (Bounce), a Chicagoland not-for-profit organization, transforms the lives of chronically ill children, and their families, shifting all from surviving to thriving. Offering a variety of ongoing home and community-based programs, Bounce is unique in filling a vital gap in the overall network of care for the 15-18 percent of children who battle chronic illness. Combatting a deep sense of invisibility and extreme isolation, the Bounce community provides fun and friendship, education, and resources, hope and encouragement, and a place to belong – until cures are found.  Currently, Bounce helps over 900 members, including chronically ill children, their healthy siblings, and their parents, build the resilience needed to live happier, healthier lives. One hundred percent privately-funded, Bounce is offered free of charge. And, while there is no income requirement, many members are low income and all face extraordinary out-of-pocket medical costs. For more information about Bounce Children’s Foundation, visit www.BounceChildrensFoundation.org.


About GreatNonprofits

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Media Contacts

Joan M. Steltmann
Bounce Children’s Foundation


Perla Ni
Great Nonprofits