Gifts That Make An Impact Now

If you would like to help enable all young people to reach their full potential today, consider the giving options below — many of which have financial and personal benefits to you.

Donate Now

To support Boys & Girls Clubs of Chicago’s current work, make a gift online or by mail:


Boys & Girls Clubs of Chicago Club
2102 W. Monroe Street
Chicago, IL 60612

Recommend a grant now from your donor-advised fund
You can use your donor-advised fund (DAF) to make a one-time gift, or to create a recurring monthly or quarterly gift for even more impact.

You can conveniently initiate a grant from your DAF using the link below. Simply type in the name of your fund sponsor and the system will prompt you through the process.

There are a few restrictions for how your DAF grant may be used. Please read this document for more information.

Memorial or Tribute Gift

When you give a memorial or tribute gift for Boys & Girls Clubs of Chicago to honor someone special, you’re expressing your love, admiration and gratitude in one of the most meaningful ways there is. Your gift will honor your loved one, create a lasting tribute and make a difference in the lives of countless deserving children.

Gifts of Appreciated Securities
You can use stocks, bonds and mutual funds that have appreciated in value to support our shared vision. You may receive a charitable income tax deduction for the full market value of the stock (up to a maximum of 30% of your adjusted gross income) and avoid paying the capital gains tax on any increase in the value of the stock.
Matching Gift Opportunities

Would you like to maximize the impact of your giving and encourage other supporters to mobilize on behalf of Chicago’s children and teens? Consider sponsoring a matching gift challenge. Donate a pool of funds to Boys & Girls Clubs of Chicago, from which we will match any donation made within a given period of time. In this way, you can double the impact of your giving.

Qualified Charitable Distribution
You can transfer funds from your IRA directly to Boys & Girls Clubs of Chicago. This is an effective way to have an immediate impact and ensure our work of making a difference in the lives of countless deserving children. Here’s how it works:

  • You must be 70½ or older.
  • An individual may transfer up to a total of $105,000 per year and a married couple may give up to $210,000 to all organizations.
  • Your gift must be transferred directly from the IRA account to BGCC.
  • Your gift is a transfer of funds from your IRA to BGCC so it does not count as income for the year.
  • If you are 73 and older, the transfer of funds counts towards your annual Required Minimum Distribution from your IRA.

You can download a sample letter for your IRA administrator here to start the distribution process. You may also be able to request a qualified charitable distribution through your online account portal.

Please note: If you are still working and contributing to a retirement account, this gift could impact your taxable income. Please consult a qualified advisor before making a gift.

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