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Invest in Chicago and Northeast Illinois families by donating today.
One-time donation.

Your gift provides critical support to provide innovative programs to families, children, and youth.

Donate by mail or by phone.

To donate by mail please download this form and send it with your check or credit card information.

For assistance, contact Michael Krenzer at

Other Ways to Donate

Gifts in Honor or In Memory

A gift to Family Focus in honor or in memory recognizes that person by helping Chicago and Northeast Illinois children and families. Tributes can serve as memorials, or mark events and milestones. You can make your gift a tribute by filling in their name on donation forms, or by notifying a Family Focus employee by email or phone. If you provide the honoree’s address, or the address of your deceased loved one’s family, we will send them an acknowledgement of your generous contribution in their name.

Gifts of Stock, Securities and Wire Transfers

To make a gift of stock, securities, or a direct wire transfer, please read this page.

Employee Matching Gifts

Ask at work whether your company has a matching gifts program. Your donation can go twice as far if you send it with your employer’s matching gift form. Contact us if you have questions regarding the process.

If you’re an employer, matching your employees’ gifts to Family Focus makes you a strong partner in supporting your community. Your support enables us to empower future generations and build a stronger society.

In-Kind Gifts

As we serve thousands of families and individuals, the needs of our participants are always changing. Do you or your company have resources to share? We’re especially in need of packages of new diapers, winter coats, art supplies, food, and more.

To donate, please contact the specific center you would like to support to see what their immediate needs are. If you are unsure which center to support, you can use the center search feature to locate the Family Focus center closest to you.

If you are a company looking to partner with a much larger donation, please contact Michael Krenzer at

Estate Gifts, Bequests, and other Planned Giving

There are many ways to include a charitable gift in your will, trust, or estate plan. Planned gifts such as annuities and trusts may provide you with funds during your lifetime, while also supporting Family Focus. You can also make a deferred gift that is nontaxable to your heirs through bequests, insurance policies, or an IRA. Such a gift can be structured in a way that does not jeopardize your current financial needs or those of your loved ones. We encourage you to contact your professional adviser to plan a gift that meets your philanthropic goals and expresses your generosity and caring. Please contact Director of Philanthropy Sallie Hazelrigg at 312-421-5200, Ext. 134, or for more information.

Privacy Policy:

Family Focus is strongly committed to protecting the privacy of our donors and supporters. While we monitor activity on the website and online donations, we do not sell names or release information to anyone outside our organization. The information we collect is used to improve and enhance the content and services of Family Focus.

Please contact Director of Philanthropy Sallie Hazelrigg at 312-421-5200, Ext. 134, or for more information.

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