Foster Friendly Business Certification

Foster Friendly Business Certification Campaign

Recognizing businesses in Barrington, Illinois who support children in foster care through services and outward support.

Foster Friendly Business in Barrington Illinois

Let It Be Us, a 501(c)3 nonprofit located in Barrington, Illinois, supports children in foster care and those adopted through foster care. LIBU received a grant from the Barrington Area Community Foundation for the Foster Friendly Business Certification Campaign, which recognizes those who support children in foster care through services and outward support.

To be certified as a Foster Friendly Business, you must meet the program requirements. The requirements are different for each business and will be laid out by your Let It Be Us liaison. In general, the business must provide support for foster families through their services. For more information, reach out to Carolyne Osterhues at

Benefits of being a Foster Friendly Certified Business

Digital Marketing

Your business will be marketed in all Let It Be Us program outreach, including but not limited to, LIBU & grant website, social media, e-blasts, and all media support.


Each business will receive a digital “Foster Friendly” badge for their website and a physical “Foster Friendly” window sticker to indicate their certification.

Community Recognition

Each business will be recognized in the Quintessential Barrington grant article, Barrington Area Community Foundation grant, and Let It Be Us marketing.

About Barrington Area Community Foundation

The Barrington Area Community Foundation provides funding for the betterment of the community. Each year BACF asks charities that serve the area to present grant requests for funds within their individual missions. The Foundation supports initiatives that benefit the community and maintain our quality of life. Learn more at

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