Your contribution to The Night Ministry’s Annual Fund allows us to meet the immediate needs of thousands of homeless young people and adults.

Follow the links below to find out about the different ways you can contribute to the Annual Fund.

Gifts of Cash

The most frequent method used to make a gift to The Night Ministry is an outright gift of cash, using a personal check or credit card. Gifts can be given in one payment, or pledged in convenient installments.


Please send your check made payable to The Night Ministry to:
The Night Ministry
1735 North Ashland Avenue
Suite 2000
Chicago, IL 60622

Credit Card

To make a gift using your VISA, Mastercard, Discover or American Express card, please call 773-784-9000 or donate online.

Beacons of Hope

Become a Beacon of Hope by making a monthly pledge to The Night Ministry. Your ongoing support allows us to focus on fulfilling the most pressing needs of the individuals we serve.

As a Beacon of Hope, you provide a reliable source of support that provides immediate, effective, and continuous funding so a young person can receive housing, a medical condition can be treated, an emergency room visit can be avoided, and warm clothing can offer protection from the elements.

To get started, just visit our online donation page and select that you would like your donation to recur.

As a Beacon of Hope, you will enjoy the following benefits:

  • Convenient, monthly donation from your credit card that you can change at any time
  • Knowledge that your donation is put to work immediately
  • Annual giving statement for your tax purposes

Donor Advised Funds

Making a gift to The Night Ministry from your donor-advised fund is convenient and easy for you, and it can have a remarkable impact on our work. Giving from a donor-advised fund can also have tax benefits for some donors.

A few things to know about donor-advised funds (DAFs):

  • You can use your DAF to make a one-time gift, or set up a recurring donation.
  • You will receive an acknowledgment for your gift, but not a charitable receipt for tax purposes. This is because it is your contribution to your donor-advised fund that is tax-deductible, not your distribution to The Night Ministry.
  • You may not be able to receive benefits (such as tickets to an event) in exchange for a gift made through your donor-advised fund. Please refer to your donor-advised fund or financial advisor.

You can also designate a nonprofit organization, including The Night Ministry, as the successor on your DAF account. This allows you to continue your legacy of charitable giving.

Please direct your Donor-Advised Fund (DAF) distribution to The Night Ministry and mail to:

The Night Ministry
ATTN: Development
1735 North Ashland Avenue
Suite 2000
Chicago, IL 60622

Ask your DAF representative to include your name and address on the distribution, so we know where to send your acknowledgment.

The Night Ministry is a registered 501(c)(3) charitable organization. EIN / Federal Tax ID: 36-3145764

If you do not have a DAF and are interested in learning more, contact your financial advisor and ask about setting up a charitable giving account.

Gifts of Stock

If you wish to make a donation of stock, please request that the stock be electronically transferred to The Night Ministry. The donor’s broker should note the following to make the transfer:

Account Name: The Night Ministry
Broker: Charles Schwab & Co
Phone Number: 800-435-4000
DTC: 0164
Account Number: 10192159

A transfer of stock may take up to three business days before it is received in our account and before we can consider the gift to have been received. Individuals donating stocks to The Night Ministry (or their broker) should contact us at 773-506-6023 to inform us that a donation has been made, as the name of the donor is not automatically transferred to us along with the stock. The value of your gift of stock will be the closing price on the date of transfer to The Night Ministry. Donors are encouraged to discuss this option with their tax advisor.

Donation through Your IRA

Did you know that you can make a charitable contribution through your Roth or traditional IRA? Contact your financial advisor and request that a "Qualified Charitable Distribution" be made directly to The Night Ministry, 4711 N. Ravenswood Avenue, Chicago, IL 60640. Our EIN number is 36-3145764.

Commemorative Pavers

A Courtyard Paver can be a memorable gift for the person in your life that holds a special place in their heart for Chicago's most vulnerable youth. An engraved paver honoring a relative, friend, or colleague will be placed in the courtyard of The Night Ministry's Open Door Youth Shelter in West Town.

Commemorative pavers come in two sizes — 7” x 4.5” ($150) or 9.5” x 7” ($500) — and can be engraved with the inscription of your choice.

To help you notify the recipient, we will send you a photograph of the courtyard where the paver will be placed, along with a special card noting that you have made a gift in their honor.

For questions about donating to the Annual Fund, contact Christy Prassas, Vice President of Development & External Relations, at 773-506-6023 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The Night Ministry is a qualified 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization and donations are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law. No goods or services were provided for this gift. Please consult your tax advisor regarding specific questions about your deductions.

1735 North Ashland Avenue, Suite 2000, Chicago, IL 60622 |
Phone: 773-784-9000