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Your Contribution Transforms Lives

The value of Amate House lies in the unique way our program successfully serves those in need, transforms the lives of young adults, and creates positive social change in the world. We want you to join us in our mission and help our fellows continue to make this impact grow.

Although Amate House is an agency of the Archdiocese of Chicago, the organization is completely self-funded. See below for ways you can contribute. Your support is eternally appreciated.

Become a Dove Donor Today

Become a Dove Donor and automatically support Amate House’s mission of developing young adult leaders into life-long social justice advocates. Dove Donors’ consistent support enables Amate House to provide a formidable leadership, faith, and social justice formation program for our fellows, including ongoing trainings, guest speakers, quarterly retreats, and educational materials.

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You can setup your recurring donation online below. You can choose how often and how much you wish to give, and you can change or cancel your gift at any time. Through donors like you, our fellows are empowered to make significant impacts on countless lives during their year of service with Amate House.

Every Donation Matters to Amate House

How You Can Give to Amate House

Thank you for considering a gift to Amate House. Your tax-deductible donation to Amate House has a double impact!  Not only does it support the fellows who provide nearly 35,000 service hours per year, but it also helps the many nonprofit organizations and schools where they serve.

If you have any questions about making a donation to Amate House, please contact Jeannie Balanda at 773.376.2445 ext. 1.

Online Giving

Contributions on-line can be made by filling out the secure form above or by clicking on the “Donate” button found at the top of any page on our secure website.

Become a “Dove Donor” today!

Consider making a recurring gift monthly, quarterly, or annually. By spreading your payments across the year, you can better manage your charitable giving and increase the impact of your gift to Amate House. Your recurring gifts help form a predictable source of income on which Amate House relies. You can setup your recurring donation online today! You can choose how often and how much you wish to give, and you can change or cancel your gift at any time.

Make your online donation now by filling out the form at the top of this page!


If you would prefer to make your donation through the mail, write your check payable to Amate House and send it to:

Amate House

3600 S. Seeley Ave.

Chicago, IL 60609

Friends of Amate House

The Friends of Amate House Society was established in 2003 to encourage, develop relationships, and acknowledge individuals, parishes, and organizations that give $1,000 or more in donations throughout our fiscal year and who receive no goods or services in exchange for their donation.  Our fiscal year is July 1 through June 30. Members of the Friends of Amate House Society receive special recognition by Amate House.

Memorial and Honorary Gifts

Give a donation in honor or in memory of someone you admire. Tribute gifts are meaningful ways to honor the special people in your life for birthdays, anniversaries, special events, or holidays. Please make note of the tribute donation when you send a check or make an online donation by filling out the secure form found above. Tributes will be recognized in the Amate House newsletters.

Matching Gifts

Double the impact of your gift! Donations to Amate House may be matched by your employer. Contact your human resources, charitable giving, or payroll department to inquire about your company’s matching-gift policy.  Send us your employer’s matching gift form with your donation and we’ll take care of the rest.


If the stock you donate has appreciated in value from the time of your purchase, you can avoid paying future capital gains tax by donating shares directly to Amate House. The full fair market value of the shares at the time of the donation is tax-deductible. Call us at 773.376.2445 or email us at for more information.


Make a donation to Amate House through your will or living trust. It is relatively easy to do, just include the following language in your will or trust:

I hereby bequeath to the Amate House Foundation, an Illinois charitable corporation with federal tax identification number 45-2043454, located at 3600 S. Seeley Ave Chicago, IL 60609, the following property:

The sum of $__________, OR ____ percent (%) of the residue of my estate.

Call us, or email for more information.

Life Insurance

Consider supporting Amate House through a life insurance policy. You can purchase a life-insurance policy with Amate House as the beneficiary. If you have a whole life policy that is no longer needed to protect your loved ones, you can change the beneficiary to Amate House. Call 773.376.2445, or email for more information.

In-Kind Donations

Cleaning house? Moving? Have a few “extras” lying around? Looking to donate your used vehicle? Amate House is grateful to receive in-kind contributions. These can include donated professional services, used automobiles, everyday household items, items for special event auctions, or other unique contributions. In-kind donations are tax-deductible at a value that you determine. Please call the office at 773.376.2445 to donate your in-kind items today.

Amate House is a registered 501(c)(3) organization. All contributions are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.