Ways to Give
OUR GRANTEES RELY ON THE SUPPORT OF CROSSROADS FUND – AND CROSSROADS FUND RELIES ON YOU, OUR COMMUNITY OF DONORS
Access for people with disabilities. Safety for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered youth in schools. Rights for prisoners. Fair wages and safe workplaces for all workers, regardless of race, gender or immigration status. Crossroads Fund grantees are dealing with the most critical issues of the day, in some of the most vulnerable communities in our city.
Between 70 – 75% of the money that we raise each year comes from individual donors, most of whom give us $250 a year or less. Your gift – whether it is $20 or $20,000 – makes an impact, and your support is key to ensuring the success of our grantees.
Consider the many ways to give a gift to Crossroads Fund below.
Put your money to work right away.
Donate online or mail your check to:
3411 W. Diversey, #20
Chicago, IL 60647
If you would like to make arrangements over the phone, please contact Emmanuel Garcia, Communications and Development Manager at 773.227.7676.
Crossroads Fund is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit public charity. Contributions are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.
Become a Monthly or Quarterly Sustainer
Your gift of $10, $20 or $100 a month or a quarter is charged to your credit card, and adds up fast to make you one of our most stable sources of support!
You can set up an online contribution through our website.
Donate Stocks, Bonds or Real Property
By donating appreciated property to Crossroads Fund, you can receive a tax deduction for the current fair market value of the asset and avoid capital-gains tax.
Celebrate or Remember Others
Recognize or remember someone special with a gift in their name. Celebrate a new union, special birthday or anniversary, or remember a dear one with a gift that honors their legacy and commitment to social and economic justice. Give online or send in a contribution.
Establish a Donor Advised Fund
Opening a Donor Advised Account at Crossroads Fund is a simple, flexible way to manage your charitable giving. You bring your resources and your interest in social justice issues, and Crossroads Fund brings more than 40 years of grantmaking experience in Chicago.
It has been so wonderful to develop a relationship with Crossroads Fund. They do the work to identify the groups that they know we will care about, and they also help us to think about how to allocate funds so that our family foundation is spending wisely, for maximum community impact.SANDY AND MARK EHLERT, THE GRAM CHARITABLE FOUNDATION
Leave a Legacy for Social Change
Estate planning is a powerful way to express your values and vision for the future, and to care for your partner, family, and community. There are several ways you can give during this process.
Through making Crossroads Fund a beneficiary of our will, we can make a difference when we’re here and when we’re gone.BILL BARCLAY & PEG STROBEL, CROSSROADS FUND DONORS
Qualified Charitable Distributions from Your IRA
If you have an IRA, when you turn 70.5 years old, you are obligated to begin taking annual disbursements. These disbursements will be considered taxable income. However, there is a way to use your disbursement for your charitable giving.
Introduce Friends, Colleagues, and Others to Crossroads Fund
There are lots of ways to introduce new folks to Crossroads Fund.