Why Donate to Chicago Cares?

Chicago Cares builds volunteer experiences that mobilize and inspire people to make Chicago a stronger community. We work with schools and nonprofit agencies to create projects that make a difference for those in need while motivating Chicagoans to become more engaged in their communities. Not only is volunteer service critical to a thriving nonprofit sector, but volunteering helps us better understand our neighborhoods, provokes empathy for others and inspires us to take action and make our community a better place.

Chicago Cares provides a clear path to community service for all Chicagoans and retains volunteers by creating a wide variety of programs. Whether volunteers are helping children explore their passions through after-school art programs, sharing stories and a warm meal with a senior on a fixed income, or providing classes for adults to address much needed computer skills, everyone can find a program that is personally significant.

Your generous support allows us to create, manage, and lead more than 250 volunteer programs each and every month.

How to Donate

It’s easy and safe to give to Chicago Cares. Connect to our secure donation page to make your online donation.

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Acceptance of any contribution, gift or grant is at the discretion of Chicago Cares, Inc.

Chicago Cares, Inc. will not accept any gifts that are inconsistent with its mission, purposes, priorities or, are judged too burdensome to administer. Certain gifts may be reviewed prior to acceptance due to the special obligations raised or liabilities they may pose for Chicago Cares, Inc.  

Chicago Cares Inc. will refrain from providing advice about the tax or other treatment of gifts. Donors are responsible for seeking guidance from their own professional advisors to assist them in the process of making their donation.