BBB Educator, Mike Bruening, presenting Scam Prevention at Naval Station Great Lakes

Since 2008, the BBB Educational Foundation has provided educational programing to thousands throughout the Chicago and Northern Illinois region.


Our Mission

The Educational Foundation of the Better Business Bureau serving Chicago and Northern Illinois is a non-profit organization, 501(c)(3), dedicated to providing information and developing resources that promote and build awareness of ethical business practices and marketplace trust to benefit consumers and businesses. For consumers our focus is on avoiding scams and frauds, identity protection, and financial fitness. For businesses our focus is on promoting ethics, fostering trust with customers, and successful business practices.

What We've Achieved

  • Worked with thousands of military personnel and veterans to avoid scams and assist them in transitioning to civilian life. We are also honored to provide support to military families by partnering with Folds of Honor.

  • Provided education to thousands of business owners on a series of topics designed to help them build better businesses.

  • Awarded over $100,000 in scholarships to students pursuing higher education.