Give directly through Goodsend

Learn more about how to make a one-time contribution directly to Chicagoland students in need with Goodsend.

Give directly to students from local schools

We partner with established schools in the Chicagoland community to identify, vet, and support low-income students and families in need.
how to give
Give directly with Goodsend.

All donations with Goodsend are tax-deductible. Goodsend is a fiscally sponsored organization in Chicago, IL. Our fiscal sponsorship is provided via registered 501(c)3, Realize Impact. The EIN for your records is 46-3594732.

Note: For either method, it’s best to notify us before sending, so that our fiscal sponsor can be aware that a Goodsend donation is coming in.

Checks can be sent to:

Realize Impact (memo “Goodsend”)
P.O. Box 11548
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110

Wired to:

Columbia Bank
Routing #125108272
Account #7001202668

How it works

How your donation gets to those in need.


Donor sends a check or wire transfer to Goodsend via our fiscal sponsor, Realize Impact

donation processing

Realize Impact receives the donation, and sends 97.5% of the total directly to Goodsend

Funds disbursed

Goodsend distributes your donation as direct micro-grants to low-income Chicago students that are in need of emergency aid. Each individual micro-grant is for up to $250.

Thank you's and receipts

Goodsend provides you with updates and thank you messages from the students that they directly supported with their contribution

Why Goodsend is a better way to give


With our mobile and web giving platforms, we offer a seamless and easy way to give directly to local students.


By working with established school partners, we're able to offer vetted donation opportunities to our donors.


Give to the students and families that are currently in need of help in your own community.


With several recurring micro-donation options, Goodsend ensures that you never forget to help others.


Unlike other P2P giving platforms like GoFundMe, all donations made through Goodsend are tax-deductible.


See the impact that you're making on real lives in your community, via emailed thank you notes and updates.

Need some more information first? Get in touch.

Phone: (847) 219-9780
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