Ways to Give
You may donate easily online here.
Give by Phone
You may make a gift by calling CYC’s Development Department at 312.913.1700.
Forms can be acknowledged like a pledge upon receipt and an annual tax-receipt will be issued after January 1st for each calendar year. Download the form here.
Give by Mail
You may send your gift to Chicago Youth Centers via the below address:
Chicago Youth Centers
218 South Wabash Avenue, Suite 600
Chicago, IL 60604
In addition to making a direct gift to invest in underserved Chicago youth, please consider the following giving opportunities:
You may increase the impact of your gift dramatically if your company will match your gift. Matching gifts can increase your gift by a ratio of 1:1, 2:1, or even 3:1. Follow the link below to find out if your company has a matching gift program. You will find contact information and instructions for the process at your company.
You may honor accomplishments or celebrate special events and holidays with a gift to Chicago Youth Centers.
You may arrange for a gift to be made in memory of a loved one to benefit Chicago Youth Centers.
Annual Fund Gifts
Facility maintenance and general operating expenses aren’t sexy items as fundraising causes go, but when you’re trying to run programs in nine locations to serve more than 5,000 kids and parents through a Chicago winter, a working boiler can be a thing of beauty, and running water and lights that turn on when you need them can be cause enough for celebration.
We want to give a special thanks to our partners who directly support the costs of delivering services to thousands of people day in and day out—for 53 years and counting. We don’t have photos to show you of beautiful facades with their names on them, but their contributions are reflected in the smiling faces of kids who feel great when a tutoring session helps them break the code on a math problem or they learn that their youth worker believes in their dream of going to college and becoming an engineer.
Gifts to the Annual Fund make it possible for front-line staff to show up every day and teach CYC’s kids that they’re not defined—and must not allow themselves to be limited—by their inner-city zip codes and underperforming school districts. Thanks for helping us keep the doors open and the lights burning.
For more information on how annual fund gifts provide life-changing programming, contact