Help Open Doors
The Settlement's programs and their lasting impact are made possible by your generous support. Your donations pay for outstanding educational opportunities in the classroom and in the outdoors, after school programs, assistance for families in need and much more.
Give By Check
If you prefer to give by check, please make them payable to Northwestern Settlement, and mail them to the address below:
Attn: Katie Taylor
1400 West Augusta Blvd.
Chicago, IL 60642
Give In Kind
Have gently used clothing, furniture, or other items? The Settlement also accepts a wide range of gifts for our programs. Contact us with any questions or to arrange a donation! See wish lists of items needed for each program:
Northwestern Settlement is a 501(c)(3) legal, designated charity that serves needy children and families of Chicago’s west side. 100% of your donation is tax-deductible.
Join Settlement stakeholders for fun and impactful events.
House In The Wood Gala is an annual evening of cocktails, silent and live auctions, as well as dinner and dancing hosted by the North Shore Board to benefit House In The Wood.
Spotlight on the Settlement, hosted by the Winnetka Board will feature cocktails and comedy performances by The Second City to benefit our programs.
MLK Day Literacy Fair, held by AmeriCorps Project YES!, honors the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr., by celebrating world diversity with literacy activities, workshops, and book giveaways.
During the holidays, board members, volunteers, and friends of the Settlement come together for Basket Packing, filling bags of food for our neighbors to make holiday meals.
Northwestern Settlement has volunteer opportunities for corporate, student, and church groups, as well as individuals looking to make a difference.
Handing out food and stocking shelves at the food pantry
Ushering at Adventure Stage Chicago productions
Providing classroom support at our preschool or Rowe Elementary
Distributing toys to families during the holidays
For more information please contact Allison Marino.
Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities
Each of Northwestern Settlement’s Auxiliary Boards provide financial and hands-on support to the Settlement. Most of the Boards focus their work on specific Settlement programs, while also providing a stronger connection to the community the Settlement serves. Much like the variety of programs offered by the Settlement, there is a variety of Boards and activities to get involved in. Read about each board below to learn more.
Evanston Woman's Board
Founded in 1909
The Evanston Woman's Board was Northwestern Settlement's first board, formed in 1909. Since then, the Evanston Woman's Board has raised significant funds for the Settlement through an annual Dollar Letter appeal and supports the Settlement through its endowment.
The Evanston Woman’s Board volunteers and contributes frequently to capital projects that maintain the historic, Chicago landmark Settlement House building.
Founded in 1923
Since 1923, the Winnetka Board has provided financial and hands-on support to Northwestern Settlement in a variety of ways. Their Annual Fundraiser, Style Under the Stars, is an elegant style and fashion show that attracts hundreds of North Shore women every fall. Each May, the Summer Edition focuses on the delightful boutiques of Hubbard Woods.
There are many ways for members to get involved at the Settlement, but especially important to the Board is volunteering at Rowe Elementary School.
North Shore Board
Founded in 1936
The North Shore Board of Northwestern Settlement was founded in 1936 to raise funds to maintain The House In The Wood camp in Delavan, WI. The all-volunteer board hosts the annual House In The Wood Gala, and all proceeds directly benefit inner-city children attending our summer camp and outdoor education programs.
Throughout the year, the board volunteers at the camp and Settlement House including organizing Sunday Funday events during summer camp, and St. Patrick’s Day bingo with the Golden Agers, the Mother’s Day Gift Room for preschool and the Rowe Elementary after-school program scholars, serving Thanksgiving Dinner to Settlement neighbors, packing holiday dinner baskets and granting Adopt-A-Family wishes during the holidays.
Adventure Stage Auxiliary Board
Founded in 2014
The Adventure Stage Chicago(ASC) Auxiliary Board is charged with strengthening the long term viability of ASC. Two areas of focus include audience development and fundraising. Each year the Auxiliary Board does a matching grant campaign in the spring and hosts a fundraising event in the winter. We are currently recruiting new members.
Partners and Supporters
Thank you to our community partners and organizations that have invested in our mission.
- A. G. Cox Charity Trust
- A. Montgomery Ward Foundation
- A. Perry Homes
- Advocate Lutheran General Hospital
- Allstate Insurance
- Allyn Foundation
- Alvin H. Baum Family Fund
- Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
- AMC Cares Charitable Foundation
- Arch Capital Services Inc.
- Arch W. Shaw Foundation
- Bain & Company
- Bears Care
- BitCo Corporation
- Bjork Group
- Bulley & Andrews, LLC
- Camp Out for Kids
- Carl R. Hendrickson Family Foundation
- Col. Stanley R McNeil Foundation
- The Comer Foundation Fund
- Comprehensive Health Management
- Crate & Barrel
- The Crown Family
- Emaroy June Smith Fund
- Exelon Corporation
- Fannie F. Cross Fund
- Franczek Radelet P.C.
- Fred J. Brunner Foundation
- Fresh Thyme Farmer's Market
- George M. Eisenberg Foundation for Charities
- Golder Family Foundation
- Illinois Arts Council Agency
- IMC Chicago Charitable Foundation
- Illinois Tool Works Foundation
- Jacob Best Foundation
- John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
- John Hancock Financial Services
- K&L Gates
- Kemper Educational and Charitable Fund
- Kenilworth Union Church
- Kinder Morgan Foundation
- Kirkland & Ellis Foundation
- Lester and Edward Anixter Family Foundation
- MacArthur Fund for Arts and Culture at Prince
- Mazza Foundation
- MB Financial Bank
- National Energy Education Development Project
- Norman Wait Harris Fund
- Northern Trust Co. Charitable Trust
- Patrick and Anna M. Cudahy Fund
- Paul M. Angell Family Foundation
- Perlstein Foundation
- PERT Foundation
- Phillip Brothers Insurance
- Polk Bros Foundation
- RBC Wealth Management
- Robinson Foundation
- Roundy’s Foundation
- Rowe Charitable Trust
- Searle Funds at The Chicago Community Trust
- Siragusa Family Foundation
- Skender Foundation
- Staples Foundation for Learning
- Twitter Chicago
Our program staff are the people working directly with children and families in Settlement programs.
Administration & Support
Administration and support staff are all of the people working to make Settlement programs possible.
The facilities staff at Northwestern Settlement keep our work and program spaces clean and safe for our whole community.