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Navy Pier Community Rides

Navy Pier Community Rides

The Community Rides program offers free Centennial Wheel tickets to local schools and nonprofit organizations and exemplifies Navy Pier’s unwavering commitment to welcoming all through dynamic experiences.

Established in 2016, the Community Rides program annually provides 10,000 complimentary tickets to community organizations to visit Navy Pier and ride the Centennial Wheel at no cost.

How To Apply

Eligible local nonprofit organizations (501c3) and schools can apply online.

Deadline to apply for the 2023 Spring cycle is Friday, February 10, 2023. Recipient organizations will be notified by the end of February 2023.

Interested? Submit your application below for the Spring ’23 application cycle.

Fall 2022 Recipients

After School Matters, Alexander Leigh Center for Autism (ALCA), Lutheran Social Services of Illinois, The Chicago Public Library Foundation, Urban Alliance, A Safe Haven Foundation, ACERO Schools – Major Hector P Garcia M.D High School, Braven, Inc., Face the Future Foundation, Saint Leonard& Ministries, Step Up, Totally Positive Productions, Youth Guidance, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Chicago, Hephzibah Children & Association, St. Nicholas of Tolentine School, World Chicago, C24/7: Father& Arms Ministries, Chicago Scholars, Esperanza Community Services, Illinois Institute of Technology, iMentor Chicago, Kids Above All, L.E.A.R.N Charter School Romano-Butler Campus, Peace Village, Chicago Scholars, Tutoring Chicago, Chicago Youth Centers , New Moms, Inc., Chicago Jesuit Academy, St. Procopius Dual Language School, Cornerstone Community Outreach, Northwest Side Housing Center, SheWill Legacy NFP, Bronzeville Classical School, House of the Good Shepherd, Talented Tenth Social Services, Inc., Operation Support Our Troops-America, Portfolio Resident Services, Old Town School of Folk Music, The Mercy Home for Boys & Girls, Project OneTen, Healthy Lombard, Jane Addams Resource Corporation, La Casa Norte, Find Your Anchor, Jerome Burke Foundation, Easterseals, Better Sister and Brother Growth Network, Indo American, and America Field Service.


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