The Chicago Foundation for Education relies on the generous donations of individuals, corporations, foundations, and in-kind donors to support Chicago Public Schools (CPS) teachers with leadership, learning, and grant opportunities that translate into enhanced classroom experiences. In a typical year, nearly 85% of all contributions go directly to program support. We thank you for your support!

You can donate to the Chicago Foundation for Education in the following ways. Checks are welcome (and avoid processing fees), but we also appreciate online donations and gifts of marketable securities. If you would like to make an in-kind donation or explore planned giving opportunities, please contact us via email or call 312.670.2323.

  • Donate by mail (complete CFE's donation form and mail with check to):

Chicago Foundation for Education, 641 W. Lake Street, Chicago, IL 60661

  • Donate via a Donor Advised Fund

  • Donate online via Public Good (note your donation will be processed on your credit card as "BT * Public Good").

  • Donate via AmazonSmile purchases (And use Smilematic to automate your AmazonSmile donations!)

  • Donate Marketable Securities 
    Contact: KJ Hardy, Co-Executive Director

  • In-Kind Donations
    Contact: KJ Hardy, Co-Executive Director

  • Planned Giving
    Contact: KJ Hardy, Co-Executive Director

If your contribution is in honor of someone or a memorial gift, please note that on our donation form. Upon receipt, we will notify the appropriate individuals of your gift.


Chicago Foundation for Education is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation. 

Your gift is tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.