Ways to Give

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Help Children Achieve Thrive!

All children deserve the chance to achieve their greatest potential. 

Together, we must build a brighter future for children, families, and the communities we call home. 

During this historic time, there is tremendous opportunity to once again make Illinois a leader in early childhood care and education. It won’t be easy, and we can’t do it alone. But it is imperative for the future of our children, families and communities, who need us now more than ever before. Your gift will make an impact today—and long into the future.

At IAFC, we offer numerous ways to make an impact, so you can pick the options that are most meaningful to you.

Direct Giving

Print this downloadable form and mail it to the address below with your check and payment information. 

Illinois Action for Children
Attn: Development Office
4753 Broadway
Chicago, IL 60640

To make a gift by phone, please call us directly:

Sari Rubin
Director of Philanthropy

A gift of stock entitles you to a tax deduction for the market value of the donated stock. Avoid capital gains tax by donating the stock prior to sale. Illinois Action for Children benefits by selling the stock without paying taxes on the gain, and you make a more significant impact in the lives of Illinois' most vulnerable children and families. 

To ensure that you receive appropriate credit and receipts for your gift, please provide us with the following information:

  • Your Name
  • Stock Name
  • Date of Transfer
  • Number of Shares

Send the above information and any questions to

Instruct your broker to transfer the shares to Illinois Action for Children's account at:

The Majauskas Group at Morgan Stanley
DTC #00015
Account #335110420

Tribute gifts are a touching way to celebrate births and birthdays, weddings, anniversaries and other life events, or to memorialize someone who has been an inspiration. A gift in Honor or in Memory includes an acknowledgment card sent to your designated recipient and recognition in our annual report. Simply check the box and fill in the information in the tribute section on our online donation form

A Time to Shine: Building a Bright Future
Friday, October 13, 2023
5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Venue Six10 at Spertus Institute
610 South Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL

Be a part of the action at A Time to Shine on Friday, October 13 for a dynamic evening as Illinois Action for Children welcomes award-winning actor and author Dulé Hill as our featured guest. Dulé Hill will share insights about what he’s learning as he raises his two children, a nineteen-year-old daughter and a three-year-old son, who were the inspiration for the children’s book he co-authored with his wife, actress Jazmyn Simon, called “Repeat After Me.” The vibrant picture book highlights the importance of young children developing the self-confidence and esteem to believe in themselves. Get your tickets here!

We will gather at the contemporary and sophisticated Venue Six10 at Spertus Institute. This award-winning, sustainable building boasts a dazzling 10-story faceted window wall that offers panoramic views of Chicago’s skyline, Grant Park, Lake Michigan, Buckingham Fountain, Navy Pier, the Museum Campus, and even Indiana on a clear day!

If you would like to sponsor the event, please click on 2023 Sponsorship Packages to review our event and year-long benefits and complete and submit the Sponsorship Form to confirm your commitment.
We hope to see you there!

View the list of companies that currently offer matching gift programs to encourage charitable giving among their employees. Even if your employer is not listed below, they may offer matching gifts. You can instantly double your support with a matching gift from your employer! Contact your HR Department to see if your company participates in a Matching Gift program.

Easy Ways to Give Online

Support Illinois Action for children through your Facebook page and invite your friends and family to join along!

  1. Visit the Illinois Action for Children's Facebook Page
  2. Scroll down to the Fundraiser section and click "create"
  3. Enter your goal and how long you would like your Fundraiser to run
  4. Give your Fundraiser a name and explain why you are raising money. Share your professional connection and experience with the Illinois Action for Children. Feel free to incorporate what you think is most meaningful. 
  5. Select a cover photo
  6. Click create
  7. Encourage family and friends to share your Facebook Fundraiser

It's free. Fundraise for IAFC while you shop online. Register store cards, credit/debit cards, or buy digital gift cards. 

Step 1: SIGN UP (add Illinois Action for Children as your preferred non-profit)

Step 2: Shop, dine out or even take a cruise to earn easily and automatically when you shop with merchants that give back. Find Merchants

Step 3: Make a difference! Automatically earn for IAFC when you buy things your normally buy everyday. $450 million given!

Get Involved

Do you love volunteering? Join IAFC and help make a difference in the lives of children, families and communities. View upcoming individual volunteer opportunities »

Advocacy and grassroots organizing, especially by people directly impacted by policy issues, can create powerful and positive changes for children, families, and communities.

Take Action Here!


Nearly 200,000 Illinois children under age 5 are living in poverty. Your generosity will further our efforts to reach these children and lay the solid early foundation on which they can grow, develop, and thrive - that's meaningful investment for today and the future. 

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Email the Development Office for any inquiries you may have.