Supporter Community

How You Can Support After School Matters

There are many ways you can help support
After School Matters and the future of Chicago’s teens:

Personal Gifts
Employee Matching Gifts
Gift of Stock
Provide Professional Services
In-Kind Goods
After School Matters Retail Store
Sponsor an Event
Make a Grant

 

Personal Gifts

Gifts to After School Matters support our mission of providing Chicago public school teens with opportunities to explore their talents, while gaining critical skills for work, college and beyond. We also welcome gifts made in memory or honor of a loved one and will notify the honoree of your generosity. Please use your check’s memo line or the space provided on our secured credit card form to indicate gifts made in honor or memory. To ensure the honoree is notified, include their full name and address with your gift. Will will not disclose the dollar amount of your gift in the notification.

If you would like to send a gift by mail, please complete this printable form and include it with your check.

If you would like to make a credit card gift by phone, contact the Development Department at 312.742.4182.
 

Employee Matching Gifts

Many companies have programs that “match” the charitable contributions made by their employees. Include After School Matters in your Corporate Employee Matching Gift Program and your employer could double, or even triple your gift! Ask your Human Resources Department if you have a matching gift program. If so, complete a matching gift form and send it to:

After School Matters
Attn: Development Department
66 East Randolph Street
Chicago, Illinois 60601
 

Gift of Stock

A contribution of stock or mutual fund shares is another great way to support After School Matters. Your stock gift allows tax benefits based on the value of the asset(s) to the fullest extent allowable by law. For more information about making a gift of stock, please call the Development Department at 312.742.4182.

 

Provide Professional Services

Your professional services could go a long way in helping After School Matters serve more teens. Please call the Development Department at 312.742.4182. Examples of support we can use:

  • Graphic Design Services
  • Printing and Copying Services
  • Temporary Administrative Services
  • Mailing/Courier Services
  • Event Management Services
     

In-Kind Goods

Gifts of in-kind goods help After School Matters provide more direct funding to our teen programs. Please call the Development Department at 312.742.4182. For example consider providing any of the following:

  • Office Supplies
  • Catering services for various events
  • Computer Hardware and Software
  • Gift Cards
  • Sports Equipment
  • Customized t-shirts
     

After School Matters Retail Store

Please stop by the After School Matters Retail Store to purchase teen-made, one-of-a-kind merchandise. From jewelry to paintings, there is truly something for everyone.

After School Matters Retail Store
66 East Randolph Street
Chicago, Illinois 60601
Telephone: 312.744.7274
  Hours
Monday thru Friday
10:00am to 6:00pm
Saturday 11:00am to 4:00pm
Closed on Sundays

Sponsor an Event

There are opportunities to sponsor After School Matters annual Gala in the fall and the Citywide Showcase in the spring. If you are interested, please email us at asm.development@afterschoolmatters.org.
 

Make a Grant

If you are interested in supporting us through a grant, please email us at asm.development@afterschoolmatters.org.


If you have any questions about the ways you can support After School Matters, please contact the Development Department at 312.742.4182 or asm.development@afterschoolmatters.org

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After School Matters is a 501(c)(3) organization (Tax ID#36-4409182). Your gift is tax deductible to the fullest extent allowable by law.