Ways to Give

 

Donate Now!
Become a Monthly or Quarterly Sustainer
Donate Stocks, Bonds or Real Property
Celebrate or Remember Others
Give Through Donor Advised
Leave a Legacy for Social Change
Introduce Friends, Colleagues, and Others to Crossroads Fund


Donate Now!
You can put your money to work right away by donating online. Or you can mail your check to:
Crossroads Fund
3411 W. Diversey, #20
Chicago, IL 60647

If you would like to make arrangements over the phone, please contact Emmanuel Garcia, Communications and Development Associate at 773.227.7676.
Crossroads Fund is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit public charity. Contributions are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.

Become a Monthly or Quarterly Sustainer
Your gift of $10, $20 or $100 a month or a quarter is charged to your credit card, and adds up fast to make you one of our most stable sources of support! You can set up an online contribution through our website, or call Communications and Development Associate Emmanuel Garcia at 773.227.7676 to set it up an account through the Crossroads Fund office.

Donate Stocks, Bonds or Real Property
By donating appreciated property to Crossroads Fund, you can receive a tax deduction for the current fair market value of the asset and avoid capital-gains tax. For more detailed information, contact Emmanuel Garcia, Communications and Development Associate, at 773.227.7676 or click here to learn more about the cost savings and process associated with donating stocks.

Celebrate or Remember Others
Recognize or remember someone special with a gift in their name. Celebrate a new union, special birthday or anniversary, or remember a dear one with a gift that honors their legacy and commitment to social and economic justice. Give online or send in a contribution.

Establish a Donor Advised Fund
Opening a Donor Advised Account at Crossroads Fund is a simple, flexible way to manage your charitable giving. You bring your resources and your interest in social justice issues, and Crossroads Fund brings more than 25 years of grantmaking experience in Chicago. For more information about giving through Donor Advised, contact Emmanuel Garcia, Communications and Development Associate at 773.227.7676.

Leave a Legacy for Social Change
Estate planning is a powerful way to express your values and vision for the future, and to care for your partner, family, and community. In order to ensure that your wishes are carried out, you should have a will.

With proper planning, you can make sure your wishes are fulfilled, possibly lower your estate tax, and also create powerful change. Here are some ways to give:

  • Remember Crossroads Fund in your will. It is important to have a will, because without one, decisions about your estate will be made by the state. For more information about the importance of having a will, click here. For sample bequest language to use when naming Crossroads Fund in your will, click here.
     
  • Establish a Charitable Trust. Certain trust options may reduce your taxes now or in the future, while benefitting Crossroads Fund.
     
  • Donate Life Insurance. This affords a tax advantage while enabling you to give a larger gift than you might otherwise find possible.
     
  • Name Crossroads Fund as a Beneficiary of a Retirement Plan. Contact Executive Director Jeanne Kracher at jeanne@crossroadsfund.org or 773.227.7676 if you would like to discuss your any ideas or questions you have about leaving a legacy for social change.

Introduce Friends, Colleagues, and Others to Crossroads Fund
Our work is based on relationships with our constituents – like you! Your assistance in bringing new people to Crossroads Fund is greatly appreciated. There are lots of ways to introduce new folks to Crossroads Fund – you can Attend our Annual Benefit – and bring friends!

Host a gathering of friends to learn more about Crossroads Fund.

Or, sign up for our e-mail list and forward the messages you receive along to your friends. To discuss these ideas further, and explore other options, contact Emmanuel Garcia, Communications and Development Associate, at 773.227.7676.