How to Make Your Gift
Thank you for taking the time to explore the various ways to give to the Archdiocese of Chicago. Below are several giving options for you to consider.
Helpful Legal Information:
- Legal Name: The Catholic Bishop of Chicago
- Federal Tax ID Number: 36-2170826
Please contact the Office of Stewardship and Development at 312.534.7959 or [email protected].
Please send your check to:
Archdiocese of Chicago
Attn: Stewardship and Development
835 North Rush Street
Chicago, IL 60611
Make checks payable to Archdiocese of Chicago.
To ensure accurate processing of your gift, please include the following information on your check:
- First and last name
- Name of your parish
- Donor ID (if you know it)
- Specific fund or initiative – please indicate it on the memo line
To make a gift over the phone, please call the Office of Stewardship and Development at 312.534.7959.
You can make a gift of securities or stock through an electronic transfer or a physical transfer of stock certificates. Please follow the instructions below for either type of gift:
Please complete the electronic Letter of Intention form, which is available online here.
Once you have submitted the form, you will receive a confirmation email with detailed instructions on how to complete your gift of stock. Please follow those instructions.
If you have any questions, please contact Karen Whitehead in the Archdiocese Stewardship and Development Office at 312.534.7461 or [email protected].
Also known as a “charitable IRA rollover,” a qualified charitable distribution (QCD) allows individuals age 70½ or older to authorize their administrator to directly transfer up to $100,000 annually from their individual retirement account (IRA) to qualified charities, tax-free. If you are age 72 or older, the amount you transfer can satisfy all or part of your required minimum distribution.
If you are interested in making a QCD gift from your IRA to the Archdiocese, please click here to download a helpful checklist of instructions.
For more information, please click here.
Under a matching gift program, your contribution is matched with your company’s or corporate foundation’s funds. Ask your employer about its specific requirements and ways to use its program.
For assistance, please contact Karen Whitehead at 312.534.7461 or [email protected].
A donor-advised fund (DAF) is often administered by a financial services company or a community foundation. It allows you to combine the most favorable tax benefits with the flexibility to easily support your parish and/or the Archdiocese of Chicago.
You can use your DAF to make a one-time gift, or to create a recurring monthly or quarterly gift for even more impact. While you cannot fulfill legally binding pledges with a donor-advised fund, you are able to attach a special purpose to your grants.
Click here to learn more about donor-advised funds.
To conveniently initiate a grant from your DAF, click the button below. Simply type in the name of your fund sponsor, and the system will prompt you through the process.
If you have any questions about DAF gifts, please contact us at 312.534.7959 or [email protected].
A charitable bequest in your will or living trust is one of the easiest and most flexible ways you can leave a gift to the archdiocese or its parishes, schools, or ministries.
Please click here to learn more.
To download sample bequest language to include a gift for your parish or the Archdiocese in your will or trust, please click here.
To download additional complimentary planning resources, please click here.
For questions, please contact Krystina M. Campbell, Planned Giving Officer, at 312.534.5404 or [email protected].