Ways to Give

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
  • Estate gifts
  • Gifts via Donor Advised Funds
  • IRA rollover, ACH or Wire Transfer
  • Cryptocurrency


91% 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.

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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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 Keenya Lambert:

Phone: (773) 849-9357
Email: keenya.lambert@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) 849-9357
Email: keenya.lambert@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.

With multiple food distribution programs that deliver the equivalent of 4 million meals each year, plus thousands of social service visits that empower healthy lives, Nourishing Hope strives to build a brighter future for all Chicagoans. Join us today!

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