Ways to Give

Looking for ways to contribute?

We have many opportunities for individuals to support Nourishing Hope! Click here to learn more about Corporate and Foundation support. 

Support our mission of providing food, mental health counseling and social services to Chicagoans in need. ​Every donation makes a real difference in the lives of our neighbors. Thank you for your support.

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Donations are Tax Deductible

Nourishing Hope is a 501(c)3 charitable organization. Your donations are tax deductible.
Federal Tax ID (EIN): 36-2734184

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Ways to Give

Scroll down to learn about stock giving, matching gifts, estate gifts and more.

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Fundraise with Us

Host a virtual food drive, donate the proceeds from a special event or get the family involved!

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Host a Food Drive

Food drives are a great way to get involved in your community!

Give Food

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Your Gift’s Impact

You’re helping real people. Read about how we’re helping hundreds of people like Emma every day. “I’m beginning again here in Chicago.”

Hear Her Story

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Monthly Giving

Subscription-style giving makes supporting our work easy!

Become a Monthly Donor Today

Thank you for supporting Nourishing Hope!

We’re happy to accept gifts however is most convenient for you.

Please see our Ways to Give information sheet or scroll down to learn more about individual giving opportunities for:

  • Stock
  • Matching gifts
  • Become a monthly donor
  • Estate gifts
  • Gifts via Donor Advised Funds
  • IRA rollover, ACH or Wire Transfer
  • Cryptocurrency


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86% of your donation directly benefits our free programs and services. Plus, Charity Navigator recognizes Nourishing Hope as a four-star charity, reflecting our commitment to accountability, transparency, and financial health.

Monthly Giving

Join a community of supporters dedicated to nourishing our neighbors 365 days a year! Automatic recurring payments make investing in our mission convenient. Simply set it and forget it, much like a subscription to a streaming service or gym membership.

Set up your recurring gift now

For questions about monthly giving, please contact Allison Webb.
Phone: 773.849.8153
Email: allison.webb@nourishinghopechi.org



Please notify Nourishing Hope of stock type and number of shares before transferring by contacting Dana Bakker.

Phone: (773) 892-6726
Email: dana.bakker@nourishinghopechi.org

Transfer stock to Morgan Stanley:
Account number: 628-045306-885
DTC number: 0015
Tax identification number (FEIN) 36-2734184
Account name: Nourishing Hope

For questions about stock transfers, please contact our Morgan Stanley representative, Marissa Harenberg, at (312) 648-3549.

Planned Giving

Thank you for considering a bequest or estate gift to Nourishing Hope. You can complete your gift with one sentence:

“I give to Nourishing Hope, a nonprofit corporation currently located at 1716 W. Hubbard St. Chicago, IL 60622, or its successor thereto, ______________ [written amount or percentage of the estate or description of property] for its unrestricted use and purpose.”

For more information please contact Drew Moran:

Phone: (773) 525-1777 x243
Email: drew.moran@NourishingHopeChi.org


Matching Gifts

Make your gift go twice as far! If you give to Nourishing Hope, your donation may be eligible for a matching gift from your employer. Search our Double the Donation database to see if you qualify and submit your match today.

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Donor Advised Funds

Donor-Advised Funds (DAFs) are centralized charitable accounts that make it easy and tax-effective to support the organizations that matter to you most. To donate, designate a gift to Nourishing Hope on your DAF’s website, or click the button below.

Tax identification number (FEIN) 36-2734184.

IRA Rollover, ACH or Wire Transfer

Please contact Nourishing Hope for wire instructions and other questions.

Phone: (773) 525-1777 x243
Email: drew.moran@NourishingHopeChi.org


Donating cryptocurrency is a non-taxable event, meaning you do not owe capital gains tax on the appreciated amount and can deduct it on your taxes. This makes Bitcoin, Ethereum and other cryptocurrency donations one of the most tax-efficient ways to support your favorite cause.

Nourishing Hope Exists Because of the Support of Our Neighbors.

Providing the equivalent of 4.5 million meals each year, plus thousands of mental wellness and social services that empower healthy lives, Nourishing Hope strives to create a city where all people have the resources needed for a dignified life. Join us today!

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