Give to real students in need in Chicago.

Join 550+ of your peers that are sending help directly to local students and families in need in Chicago. Automatically enter giveaways for Goodsend donors once a month.

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Goodsend aims to reduce financial barriers for those in underrepresented communities and increase economic mobility. Their cause directly ties into reducing poverty in the city of Chicago.
I recently came across a brilliant idea worth shining a light on. Goodsend is an iOS app that connects people in need of economic help with those who would like to donate to help them. In a simple sense, Goodsend's direct giving app allows you to help local community members pay their bills, their rent, buy groceries and more
Goodsend — a social app for direct giving — is rolling out an interesting program: paying expenses (e.g., gas, phone bills) for underprivileged they can go and find jobs.

Some of our amazing Chicago partners

We work with community organizations and schools to identify low-income college students and CPS students in need of funding.

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💙 Lives touched by Goodsend

The Goodsend community helped me cover my utility bills, as I searched for my new job. Thank you all for impacting my life!
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Lior S.
Age 30
The financial support from the Goodsend community has helped me tremendously as I work to graduate from DePaul University in Chicago.
Kaydan P.
Age 23
Thank you all for the direct donations! The help from the Goodsend community helped me cover expenses as I looked for my first job post-graduation.
Miguel T.
Age 22

😇💸 Giving has never been so easy

💪 Give more, with less

With as little as $5/month, you can consistently help real people in your community.

🔁 Tax-deductible donations

All donations on the app are processed by Our Change Foundation (EIN 86-3353394), before the funds are sent directly to the recipient you’ve chosen.

🤳 Give whenever you feel like it

Receive push notifications or emails whenever there is a new student to help in Chicago.

🎁 Earn prizes and rewards

Enter monthly giveaways whenever you donate through the Goodsend app. Past items have included PS5’s, Yeezy sneakers, Venmo cash prizes, and more

Chicago community partners

🤝 Access Goodsend funds for your clients

We work with Chicago schools and community organizations to identify and onboard students in need of micro-funding. Becoming a partner with Goodsend is a completely free and simple process.

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💼 Workforce Giving with Goodsend

Goodsend offers a free workforce giving tool for Chicagoland organizations and their employees. Empower your company to help local students in need, every month. Zero costs, 5-minute set up time.

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⚡️ Shop Giving Pages with Goodsend

Goodsend offers a free shop giving tool for local businesses – restaurants, bars, coffee shops, convenience stores, retailers – and their customers to donate directly to low-income Chicago students. 


⚡️ Give Directly to Goodsend with Crypto

Looking to make an impact with your crypto funds? Use your crypto wallet to put money into the hands of real Chicago students in need with Goodsend.


😇 Become a Goodsend Campus Ambassador

Use your influence for impact and earn $$ for doing so. We are actively recruiting Campus Ambassadors at Chicagoland universities.

💻 Join our giving community online

📲 Download the Goodsend app