Chicago Free School could not exist without the support of generous individuals who share our vision of education without barriers, for all children. Thank you to our friends, family, neighbors and other big-hearted donors who helped make our winter fundraising campaign a success!
Giving to CFS
The Chicago Free School is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. All donations are tax-deductible and may be made using the PayPal button above. We send a donation thank-you letter to the address you list in Paypal, which also serves as a receipt for your tax records.
Checks may also be made out to Chicago Free School. Donating by check allows your full donation to go to our school programs, rather than to processing fees. Here’s how to get in touch with us.
Your gift makes a difference
$50 buys a set of books for a literature circle or a thematic science unit
$100 pays for transportation for our middle-school group to go on 5 field trips
$250 buys a netbook laptop for learning programming, writing a school newspaper, or publishing fantasy stories
$500 sponsors a student for one month. Our sliding-scale tuition means that we want to make our school affordable for everyone, regardless of income.
$5000 sponsors a student for one whole school year. We believe every year is important for children’s development toward independence and a lifelong joy of learning.
Other ways to get involved
Our vision of an inclusive, accessible learning community means that we rely on each other’s talents and resources to build the school we imagine. Want to volunteer? Let us know, and we’ll connect with you.
Online give-back programs
You can also give to our school through Amazon Smile when you shop at Amazon.com. A small percentage of your purchase will go automatically to CFS.