Give Chicago

Give Chicago — our annual giving guide featuring an inside look at some of the most impressive organizations in the city.

Here’s how to prioritize causes you care about and be strategic about giving, regardless of your income.
Deciding how much to give to charity depends a lot on your financial circumstances.
If you have a stash of airline miles, hotel points or credit card points, you can choose to give them away to a variety of organizations.
A helping hand to a person thrown out of a job, support for a patient struggling with COVID-19 and solidarity with the medical professional toiling day and night to save them.
The Giving USA report estimates nearly $450 billion was donated to charities in 2019, a 2.4% uptick from the previous year when adjusted for inflation.
This year virtual fundraisers are being held by some of the city’s major organizations like PAWS Chicago.
Donations came from all corners of the U.S. and the globe, including from prominent celebrities and huge companies, as well as individual donors.