The strength of the National Kidney Foundation of Illinois is people – the generous people who choose to give their support to improve the lives of thousands living with kidney disease in Illinois. For every dollar donated, $.90 goes directly to support the National Kidney Foundation of Illinois’ programs and services.
Donations can also be made over the phone or by mail:
215 W. Illinois St, Suite 1C
Chicago, IL 60654
Ways to Give
General Contribution – Make a donation today online, by phone or by mail.
Tribute Gifts – These contributions are made in honor or memory of a family member, friend or colleague to celebrate the individuals who have touched our lives. When making your tribute donation, please include the name of the person for whom the gift is being made. If you provide the name and address of the honored person or the name and address of a family member if the gift is being made in memory of an individual, a letter acknowledging your gift will be sent to that address. The specific amount of the gift will not be included.
Make a tribute gift online, by phone or by filling out this form and returning it to the National Kidney Foundation of Illinois.
Employer Matching Gifts – Thousands of businesses, corporations, and foundations offer employee matching gift programs that can double or even triple gifts made. There is no cost to the employee, and the process is simple. To see if your employer has a matching gift program, click here.
Once you confirm that your gift can be matched, simply complete your employer’s matching gift form and send it to the National Kidney Foundation of Illinois along with your personal donation.
Giving Securities – We gratefully accept gifts of stocks, bonds, and other publicly traded securities. When making any gift of securities, we strongly encourage you to seek the guidance of your financial advisor, tax accountant or attorney.
Planned Giving – Planning a gift or bequest can be one of life’s most noble and rewarding activities. There are many ways to plan a gift, and some offer surprising benefits to the donor’s family:
Bequest- This is a gift usually done through a will, living trust or codicil, but there are other ways to plan a bequest as well:
- Life Insurance
- Retirement Plan Remainder
- Bank and Investment Accounts
Charitable Lead Trust – This trust provides a way to make an immediate gift and pass assets to your heirs with little or no gift or estate tax
Charitable Remainder Trust – This trust can permit a donor to give appreciated assets to charity and receive both an immediate tax deduction and future income payments
We are a proud member agency of United Way of Metropolitan Chicago and Community Health Charities of Illinois. Click on either to find out more about their annual giving campaigns.
You can donate your used car, van truck or even boat to the National Kidney Foundation of Illinois. We accept all vehicles and tow them free of charge. Visit www.kidneycars.com or call 1-800-488-CARS to learn more about donating your used car.
Respecting Our Donors
However you choose to donate, the National Kidney Foundation of Illinois is committed to using your gift wisely and respecting your privacy. Unless otherwise indicated, 25% of all undesignated gifts will be shared with the National Kidney Foundation to be used to support national initiatives and programs.