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give monthly

Make a monthly gift to the NKFI and become part of the Champion Circle, a special team of supporters intensely devoted to improving the lives of children and adults struggling with kidney disease.

Members of the Champion Circle help the National Kidney Foundation of Illinois take significant strides in the battle against kidney disease, and move us further along the path to better treatments, and early detection.


Just choose an amount and we’ll automatically bill your credit or debit card. We'll send you an annual summary acknowledging your donation that you may use for your taxes, as well as occasional updates concerning the Foundation's work.

spare change

effortless monthly giving 

Spare Change

Donors sign up to give their spare change (debit card transactions are rounded up to the nearest dollar) with three simple steps. Cheerful tracks the transactions on the linked account and will trigger a donation when the change accumulates to $5.

Users donate an average of $20 per month in spare change. Just 100 spare change donors could raise $25,000 a year in micro-donations for the National Kidney Foundation of Illinois.

Every dime you donate supports the mission of the NKFI, and allows us to connect kidney disease patients and their families with much-needed resources and information.


Let us know if you need help getting started. 

Easy Sign up

Sign up in seconds with three simple steps.

Donor Dashboard

Track contributions, set donation limits, generate a year-end statement and make one-time gifts with a tap.

Monthly Limits

Donors have the option of limiting

their monthly contributions.

Secure Bank Data

User-permissioned transaction history is tracked via Plaid. Bank credentials are never accessed.

Secure Payments

Like Facebook and Amazon, Cheerful uses Stripe

to securely process donations.

Supported Banks

Choose your bank from over 9,600 financial

institutions in the U.S and Canada.


more ways to help

thank you for your passion

Workplace Giving

Introduce your colleagues to the NKFI through an office charity event, or an on-going giving program.

Be a Sponsor

Demonstrate your support of the NKFI, and make a major impact in the fight against kidney disease.

Get Involved

Join the NKFI in our work by volunteering, becoming an advocate, or hosting a #TeamKidney event.

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