Carolyn’s Kids Foundation (CKF) embodies years of teaching, coaching, and mentoring children in the Chicagoland area.

Who We ARE

Our Journey!

Inspired and founded by Carolyn Griffin Palmer, the Carolyn’s Kids Foundation (CKF) is a manifestation of years working with children through teaching, coaching and mentoring in and across the Chicagoland area. Together, Carolyn with her daughters, LaCael Palmer-Pratt and Karilyn Palmer-Paschal, created this organization to be a blessing to others.

The contributions of our donors allow us to directly impact the lives of students in need throughout the Chicagoland area. No donation is too small. These are a few ways to see your contribution in action. Join us in Helping to Move Children Right Along!


For Mail-In donations: Carolyn’s Kids Foundation, P.O. Box 784 Matteson, IL 60443
Electronic payment via Zelle:

If you choose the electronic payment, please add in the “note section” your email for the charitable
contribution letter, and more information, contact us via email at or


School Partnerships

Barack Obama; Calvary; Christ the King; Clissold Brooks; Colin Powell Middle School; Dixon James Hart; Elem Sandlowski; Elem Wacker; Gallistel Language Academy; Gillespie Bouchet; Haley Heritage Middle Schools; High Westcott Junior Memorial; Higgins Community Academy; Huth Middle School; KIPP Academy Chicago; Kellog; Langston Hughes; Lavizzo; Morgan Park Academy; Parker Jr. High; Perspectives IIT; Prairie Hills Jr; Shoop; St. Thomas Apostle; Sutherland. Eisenhower, Kenwood Academy, Lindbloom, Southland College Prep,

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What Clients Say About Us

Gdaughter Taia receiving her scholarships. Carolyn’s Kids Monetary Achievement and Essay Awards for High School bound Freshman 2018. Thank You So Much Coach Palmer.

Proud God Mom


I just want to take this moment and thank Carolyn Palmer, LaCael Palmer-Pratt and the Carolyn’s Kids Board for selecting Jaelen McGhee as an 8th grade CK50 scholarship