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.


Monetary Gifts

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 donate online or call 773-784-9000.

Matching Gifts

You could make your donation to The Night Ministry go further! Many companies will match donations given by their employees to nonprofit organizations. Use the tool below to see if your employer offers matching gifts and to find information about how to request a matching gift from your employer.

If you are completing a matching gift form, you may need The Night Ministry’s Tax ID Number: 36-3145764. Don't see your employer here? Contact your employer's Human Resources department to see if they offer matching gifts.

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

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 773-506-6029 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, 1735 North Ashland Avenue, Suite 2000, Chicago, IL 60622. 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.

To request a commemorative paver, please complete this form and submit it by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or mail your completed form with payment by check to: The Night Ministry, 1735 North Ashland Avenue, Suite 2000, Chicago, IL 60622.

For questions about donating to the Annual Fund, please email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call us at 773-506-6029.

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 | 773-784-9000
The Night Ministry is a 501(c)3 charitable organization. Our Federal Tax ID (EIN) is 36-3145764.