The Chicago Hockey Initiative endeavors to support youth health and education initiatives in Chicagoland through direct volunteerism, events fundraising, and community outreach. The Chicago Hockey Initiative was founded in 2011 and granted 501(c)(3) nonprofit status in 2014. The CHI Board of Directors is a working board staffed solely by volunteers who want to give back to the game that has given so much to them. The CHI is supported by private donations, corporate partnerships, and foundation grants. 100% of proceeds are invested in non-profit programming.