Financial Donations

My Gift to Help Neighbors in Need

Your gift to the Society of St. Vincent de Paul Chicago is deeply appreciated and will enable our members to reach out with kindness, compassion, and love. With your help, we are able to keep people in their homes, feed the hungry, assist the sick with medical and prescription costs, provide warm clothing for children and the elderly, and so much more for those who have nowhere else to turn without the help of SVdP Chicago. It’s not just a family meal, a set of winter clothing, or keeping the gas on that your gift provides. It could be the start of a new chapter in a person’s life, a pathway towards a brighter future.

We service the whole person not just for clothing, linen, and furniture but for their moral and emotional being.

Support The Society of St. Vincent de Paul Chicago

Help Local Neighbors in Need with Food, Clothing, Medical Expenses, Bill Assistance, and Housing Assistance

SVdP Chicago has been reaching out in our local communities throughout Cook and Lake counties for over 170 years. We have the experience of being a force of good throughout times of war, global pandemics, economic crises, and social changes. Our volunteers serve with hearts full of love and compassion and the Society helps anyone regardless of race, religion, political association, or gender.

  • We’ve fed countless in need in Chicago and the suburban communities through our food pantries, holiday meal baskets, community dinners, and other local events.
  • We’ve clothed the homeless, struggling young families, and Veterans trying to make it during rough patches in their lives.
  • We’ve housed those on the brink or in the midst of homelessness through referrals to shelters, locating affordable housing, or paying rent during a short-term set-back. And we’ve continually offered hope to the most vulnerable in our communities when they’ve no place else to turn.

How Can I Donate to The Society of St. Vincent de Paul Chicago?

  • Online: at our Secure Giving Page
  • Phone: Donate by calling 773-779-6700 Monday – Friday, between 8:30am – 4:30pm
  • Mail Checks: Please make all checks payable to The Society of St. Vincent de Paul Chicago and mail your donation to: The Society of St. Vincent de Paul Chicago
    12731 S. Wood Street
    Blue Island, IL 60406

Other Ways to Give

Matching Gifts from Employers
Making a donation to St. Vincent de Paul Society of Chicago? Ask your employer if they provide a match.

Gifts of Stock
Transfers of appreciated stock are an efficient way to support St. Vincent de Paul while also avoiding capital gains taxes. You can give any stock that you have held for more than one year.

If you would like to make a stock donation, please contact Elvia at our Central Office at 773-779-6700 ext. 107 or you can email Elvia at to notify us of your gift, including the name of the company stock, number of shares and your contact information so we can send you a receipt for your taxes. A stock transfer can be made to St. Vincent de Paul through your own broker.

IRA Qualified Charitable Distribution
If you are 72 ½ years or older, you can give up to $100,000 directly to St. Vincent de Paul Chicago from your IRA without paying taxes on the money. This counts towards your “Required Minimum Distribution” (RMD). You will immediately benefit from tax savings, and you will get to jump-start your legacy and while also seeing the impact of your donation.

Charitable Lead Trusts
You establish a trust from which St. Vincent de Paul Chicago receives annual payouts for a period of years, and at the end of the term, the remaining assets go to a named beneficiary. This allows you to benefit from tax savings without giving up the assets that you want your family to ultimately receive.

Donor Advised Funds
You make a contribution to a charity that holds and manages your money in a Donor Advised Fund, and you receive an immediate tax benefit. You can then recommend grants to St. Vincent de Paul Chicago from this fund any time you’d like.

Planned and Memorial Giving
Leave a legacy that supports future generations of Vincentians serving the poor in communities across Lake and Cook Counties. Learn more about legacy giving – click here.

For more information, please contact Elvia Rojas at 773-779-6700, ext. 107 or

We recommend you speak with your accountant, financial advisor, or estate planning attorney to make sure you receive the maximum benefits available for you and your situation.

If you have a special purpose for your donation, please let us know.

I want my donation to be designated toward a particular program:

  • Medical Bills
  • Rent
  • Food Pantry
  • School Supplies
  • Winter Coats/Clothing
  • Thrift Store

Society of St. Vincent de Paul Chicago has partnered with Network for Good to securely process your online credit card payment via Network for Good (tax ID 68-0480736). This transaction will appear on your credit card statement as “Network for Good.” This transaction is subject to Network for Good’s Privacy, Security & Disclosure Statement and the Charitable Solicitation Disclosure. If you are making a recurring donation, by clicking “Donate Now” you are consenting to the Stored Credential Consent Agreement.

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul ADC is a registered 501(c)(3) charitable organization.
Your donation is tax-deductible. Tax ID EIN 36-3195567

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