Help People Today, for Tomorrow With generous contributions from people like you, the Emergency Fund has been providing immediate financial assistance to Chicago area individuals and families for over 40 years. Thank you for supporting our community.

Ways to Give

Make a gift today
To donate to the Emergency Fund via debit or credit card click here.

Checks can be made payable to Emergency Fund and mailed to:

Emergency Fund
Attn: Development
651 W. Washington, Ste. 504
Chicago, IL 60661

Make an honorary or memorial gift
A gift in honor of a friend, family member, or colleague is a wondeful way to show your esteem and admiration, and a memorial gift for a loved one is a gift that lasts. If you are interested in honoring a beloved family member, friend, or colleague with a gift to the Emergency Fund, please click here. Upon receipt of your gift, we will send a personalized card to the honoree, or, in the event of a memorial gift, to your designated recipient. Be assured that the specific gift amount will be kept confidential.  (Note: Please provide the name and address of the person you would like the card sent to in the “Order Comments” section.)

Purchase a symbolic gift from our gift catalog
Once you make a purchase from our gift catalog, you will be able to print off a certificate that you can include in a card to a loved one.

Ask your employer about matching gifts
Find out if your employer has a matching gift program that could double, or even triple, your gift to the Emergency Fund. Please contact Kimberly Holley for more information about matching gifts.

Planned Giving
By including the Emergency Fund in your will or living trust, you can have a greater impact on the lives of families in need. Please contact Kimberly Holley at 312.379.0301 ext. 11  to discuss your planned giving contribution.

Donations of Stocks, Bonds and Mutual Funds
Help the Emergency Fund and take a tax deduction when you donate appreciated securities. Please contact Carrie Link Underwood for more information about donating stocks, bonds, and mutual funds.

Endowment Contributions
When you make a contribution to our endowment fund, the principal will remain untouched while the earnings may be used to help the Emergency Fund achieve its mission. This is a great way to support the organization long into the future. Please contact Kimberly Holley at 312.379.0301 ext. 11  to discuss your endowment contribution.