Give a Gift That Changes Lives!

Chicago Lights relies on the generosity of individuals to enable our programs to offer life-changing opportunities. Gifts of every size are welcome and will support every individual served by Chicago Lights!

Make a gift online

Checks should be made payable to Chicago Lights. Send to:
Chicago Lights
Attn: Katy Frey Bever
126 E. Chestnut St.
Chicago, IL 60611

If your donation is for a specific program, please indicate the program on the memo line.


Each Chicago Lights program has an Amazon Wishlist where you can purchase items needed by the programs tax-free. These items are shipped directly to Chicago Lights!

Dance Academy
Social Service Center
Summer Day
Urban Farm

Note: Due to privacy restrictions, Amazon.com does not provide customer information. If you purchase items from our Amazon Wishlists, please forward your receipt to amiller@chicagolights.org so we may properly thank you for your gift.

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Support Chicago Lights when you shop on Amazon! When you place an order through AmazonSmile, Amazon donates 0.5% of your eligible purchase price to your designated charity. Simply go to smile.amazon.com, and select Chicago Lights as your supporting charity!


Do you love to host a great party or event and would like to do it for a great cause? Host an event for Chicago Lights! You can choose an idea from a list of fundraising ideas or choose your own. Then let us know you’re interested by contacting Andrea Miller at amiller@fourthchurch.org.


A gift dedicated to someone or marking a special occasion honors everyone involved and creates a lasting, positive legacy. Chicago Lights acknowledges these gifts by sending an appropriate note to the family or honoree. The amount of your gift will not be mentioned, and a separate receipt will be sent to you. During the holiday season, your tribute gifts become part of the Light Up a Life giving program. Contact Andrea Miller at amiller@fourthchurch.org to learn more.

Indicate your tribute or honor gift on our secure site.


For stock transfers through UBS and other companies, please contact Katy Frey Bever, Director of Development, at 312.981.3380 or kbever@chicagolights.org.


We’re excited to announce our partnership with Investing In Communities®. Founded in 2008, Investing In Communities is a nonprofit web platform that connects individuals and businesses with socially responsible real estate professionals.

Here’s how it works:

1. A nonprofit supporter needs real estate services.
2. The supporter uses www.iiconline.org to find a real estate professional or invites a professional to participate.
3. The supporter and professional agree that at least 10% of the professional’s commission from this transaction will be donated through IIC to the nonprofit of the supporter’s choice.
4. The deal closes and the nonprofit receives funds through IIC.

By giving your business to a socially responsible real estate professional, you can support Chicago Lights at no personal cost. To participate or for more information, visit www.iiconline.org.