Give to JCUA

“Great is tzedakah, for since the day that the world was created until this day the world stands upon tzedakah” – Midrash Tanna d’Vei Eliyahu Zutta 1

Your donations to the Jewish Council on Urban Affairs invigorate our work to create social justice in Chicago. As a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, JCUA relies on the generosity of our supporters to fund our program areas, including our community organizing, youth engagement and community investment work.

There are a number of ways you can support JCUA:

  1. Become a member! It’s only $18 per year, and you’ll become part of a 2,000-strong coalition of Jews working for positive social change across Chicago. As a member, you can take a seat on one of our organizing committees, attend community events, and strengthen your ties with Chicago Jews and our diverse coalition partners around the city.
  2. Make a donation. You can support JCUA’s work by making a one-time or recurring monthly donation, either from yourself, on behalf of an organization, or in honor of someone special. Supporters also receive complementary membership.
  3. Join the JCUA Leadership Society. Members of the Leadership Society make an annual gift of $1,800 or more, investing in the long-term growth of JCUA. Leadership Society members receive invitations to special events, opportunities to participate in JCUA campaigns, complementary annual membership and exposure in JCUA communications channels.
  4. Invest in Community Ventures Program. JCUA’s CVP loan fund provides zero-interest loans for affordable housing and economic development projects in Chicago. The CVP fund seeks investments of at least $5,000 that will go directly toward funding developments that preserve housing in disinvested communities and will create short- and long-term jobs.