“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.
- Become a member! It’s only $18 per year, and you’ll become part of our 2,000-strong coalition of Jews working for positive social change across the city. As a member, you can take a seat on our organizing committees, attend community events, and strengthen your ties with Chicago’s Jewish community and our diverse coalition partners across the city.
- Give to JCUA. Not ready to become a member, but still want to fund our work? You can give a one-time or recurring monthly donation, either from yourself, on behalf of an organization or in honor of someone special.
- 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 the JCUA. Leadership Society members will receive invitations to events, opportunities to participate in JCUA campaigns, complementary annual membership and will be highlighted in JCUA materials.
- Invest in the Community Ventures Program. JCUA’s CVP program provides zero-interest loans for affordable housing projects in Chicago. Your vital support goes directly towards funding our projects that preserve housing in disinvested communities and create short- and long-term jobs.
To learn more about giving to JCUA, contact our Director of Development, Jill Katz: firstname.lastname@example.org