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Our organization is able to continue its mission because of your support and generosity. By contributing to a campaign listed below, you'll help ensure that our work continues. Online donations are quick and easy using our secure credit card transactions. We welcome donations of all sizes and payment plans – whether it's a one-time gift, a monthly contribution or part of a matching gifts program.An unrestricted gift provides for the greatest needs of the organization is of particular benefit, but gifts may be designated for specific purposes (ex. ProgramsGreenRiseInternational).

The Institute of Cultural Affairs (ICA-USA) is a 501(c)3 organizations which makes all donations to our organization tax deductible. In addition to donation acknowledgements at the time of donation, the ICA staff mails out formal donation receipts at the end of the calendar year to assist in tax filings. If you have any questions about this process please email Caitlin at or call 773-769-6363. 



The majority of gifts to the Institute of Cultural Affairs-USA are in the form of cash. 

Donate by mail to:

4750 N. Sheridan
Chicago, IL 60640

To designate for a specific purpose, include the fund in the memo line.

Gifts to remember or honor a relative of friend may be designated for specific purposes, such as Learning Basket®, endowments, or general support of the organization.
Acknowledgment will be made to the family of the deceased if the name and address of the closest survivor is provided.
A donor can also transfer title to a personal residence or farm to the Institute of Cultural Affairs - USA and retain the right to live in or use the property for life. 
A current gift of a home or farm with retained life possession gives the same tax benefits as a gift by will-plus immediate income tax savings. Probate costs may be saved as well. 
The Institute of Cultural Affairs (ICA) offers several different volunteer or internship opportunities. Since we are home to a wide variety of program activities, volunteers can find an opportunity that best fits their interests.

For more information, visit the volunteer webpage



The General Fund » Donate Online

The General Fund is a great place to contribute to our various needs and operation. An unrestricted gift for the greatest needs of the organization is of particular benefit, but gifts may also be designated for specific purposes.

The General Fund Additional Details »

International » Donate Online

Help ICA-USA assist the global network of 30 organizations that use participatory processes to work on organizational or community development initiatives.

International Additional Details »

ICA Programs (Locally & Nationally) » Donate Online 

ICA programs strengthen the capacities of individuals, organizations, and communities to create and implement innovative plans of action. Our work in Chicago is localized in the Uptown area, citywide through the facilitation of the Chicago Sustainability Leaders Network (CSLN), and spreading nationally as we share our model for communities to mutually learn from one another and work across silos for widespread change.

ICA Programs (Locally & Nationally) Additional Details »

Legacy Society Roadtrips » Donate Online

As part of the new ICA strategic plan we hope to double the size of our Legacy Society. Making in-person visits with colleagues to hear their story and update them on the current work of the organization is crucial to this goal.

Legacy Society Roadtrips Additional Details »

GreenRise Capital Campaign » Donate Online

In order to continue as a community hub and demonstration site, ICA will be tackling a huge Historic Renovation Plan that lists $20 million in projected improvements.

GreenRise Capital Campaign Additional Details »

ICA Global Archives » Donate Online

The ICA Global Archives is run by a dedicated volunteer staff. Their work isn't possible without the essential donations gathered by our amazing community. Gifts designated for the Archives will help support volunteer's time and equipment necessary to bring ICA's history to the next generation.

A Compassionate Civilization - ICA Nepal Printing » Donate Online

Tatwa and ICA Nepal are creating a Nepali edition of A Compassionate Civilization and will give a copy to every member of Parliament plus they will have other copies. This fund will help raise the money to publish the book.