philos foundation

Celebrating 50 Years of Service

For five decades, we've dedicated ourselves to aiding the most vulnerable. We are committed to shaping the future through community-focused philanthropy.

Helping Communities

Help People

We provide financial support to nonprofits that offer community-based services to communities in need.

The Philos Foundation Legacy
IN MEMORIAM 1948-2024

Peter J. Bokos
Founder and President

In lieu of flowers, memorials to Philos Foundation are appreciated. Donations can be made via PayPal Giving Fund> click here
or checks can be mailed to
Philos Foundations
PO Box 993
Tinley Park, IL 60477

Since its inception in 1974, the organization and its companies have served tens of thousands of behavioral health clients under the leadership of Mr. Bokos.

The organization continues to move forward with its mission by helping vulnerable populations under the leadership of Mr. Bokos.

Over the years, Mr. Bokos served on numerous boards, committees, and commissions and received several distinguished service awards in the field of behavioral health.

Mr. Bokos was past president of the Illinois Association of Behavioral Health and a board member of the Illinois Advisory Council on Alcoholism and Other Drug Dependency of the Department of Human Services.

Mr. Bokos lectured and was an associate professor at the University of Chicago Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Neuroscience.

He has authored over 50 publications encompassing science, social service, management, and public systems files through his research and writing endeavors.

Mr. Bokos also served as Chief Researcher at the National Institutes of Health.

Peter J. Bokos

What We Fund

Philos Foundation appreciates the challenges that face social services organizations.

We provide financial support to nonprofits that offer social services.

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We know the challenges in applying for grants. We have been there.

Through our Grants Portal, we make it easy to apply and follow the status of your application and funding.

Our Mission

To Make a Positive Impact


To support innovative programs that impact people's lives.

“Every society is judged by how it treats its least fortunate amongst them.”

-Mahatma Gandhi

Our Promise

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Save time and energy

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Peace of mind