Support Us

The impact of your donation makes a real difference in the lives of more than 800 people across Chicago and surrounding areas every year.


Our book groups provide trauma-informed circles of healing in high schools, community organizations and non-traditional spaces. They expand horizons and build a love for reading.

We’re grateful to all of our donors. View a list of current foundation and corporate support here.


Your donation helps us in various ways, simply:

Ways to Support a Literary Arts Nonprofit:

Donate Online

You can make a gift online here. We will only share personal information with permission.


Donate by stock

Please email us at to request a stock donation form. This form contains our brokerage information, and allows us to thank you for your generous support and direct your gift appropriately. Once completed, you may initiate the stock transfer electronically with your brokerage firm.


Make a legacy gift

With charitable gift planning, you can leave a legacy that will continue to impact Literature of All of Us’ mission for years to come. A charitable bequest is the most familiar type of legacy gift. As a donor, you are able to direct an executor or trustee to make a gift to the organization through a will or trust. You maintain complete control over the assets during your lifetime, and you can change your instructions for their ultimate distribution at any time. 

Please contact Chuck Benya at or call us at 847.869.7323 to inquire about supporting us in this way.



Donate by check

If you wish to mail a check, please make it out to Literature for All of Us and send it to the address below.

If you’d like your gift to support a literary arts nonprofit program, please specify the region on your check’s memo line.

Attn: Chuck Benya
Director of Development
Colvin House
5940 N Sheridan Road
Chicago, IL 60660


Buying or selling a home? You can generate $$ for our mission!

As a tax exempt 501(c)3 organization, Literature for All of Us is eligible to receive at least 70% of the referral fee when you use Investing In Communities® (IIC) to sign up with ANY real estate broker to handle your purchase or sale or commercial lease transaction.

Want to learn more? Everything you need can be found on our dedicated IIC page, including a short explainer video. 


Donate by phone

Please call 847.869.7323. If you reach our voicemail, please let us know the best time and number to reach you, and we’ll call you back as soon as possible.


Have a fundraising idea?

Give Chuck Benya a call to discuss it! We partner with businesses throughout Chicago to increase visibility and raise contributions for Literature for All of Us. Please contact us at 847.869.7323 for inquiries.