Donate

It’s not just a donation. It’s an investment in a child’s future.

When you donate online to Big Brothers Big Sisters, you join our cause and directly support children in your community. No matter how little or big the amount, donating can start making a difference in the lives of young people around you.

Donating pays dividends.

Research shows that our mentoring works. Children with a Big Brother or Big Sister show real differences in their personal and academic lives. They are more confident in their schoolwork performance, they get along better with their families and they’re 52% less likely to skip school.

 

Your support goes far.

Your financial support helps us provide our programs and services nationally and in your local community—so we can develop more college grads, community leaders and entrepreneurs.

Your financial support starts lots of things, like:

  • Recruiting new Big Brother and Big Sister volunteers
  • Covering the costs of background checks, while ensuring trained professionals match Littles to responsible Bigs
  • Enabling ongoing supervision and relationship support for every Big, Little and Little’s family
  • Providing cultural and social activities to enrich the opportunities for children


Become a part of the Big Brothers Big Sisters family today. 

For more information about donating, please contact Kayla Graven at kgraven@bbbsicr.org or (217) 753-1216

Ways To Give

Donate Online

Donating online is the fastest, easiest way to join the Big Brothers Big Sisters mission and help a child. Your financial support allows us to keep doing what we do: empowering kids in your community to achieve their potential. So start a child on their way to becoming an engineer or an artist. All it takes is the click of a mouse.

One-Time Gift

All it takes is one donation today to start something that will last a lifetime.

Monthly Giving

For as little as $25 you can help us recruit a volunteer, make a match, or sustain a match each month—every month. Click below to learn more about our monthly giving program

Honor/Memorial Gift

We would be honored to receive a donation in honor of a special someone or occasion.

Other Ways to Donate

Planned Giving
Start putting your trust in us—literally. Making us a part of your trust, bequest or endowment can start many years of giving. 

Stocks & Securities
Start helping kids profit. Many donors are now making gifts to us in the form of stocks, bonds and mutual funds. 

Foundation & Corporate Giving
Philanthropy starts with you. Big Brothers Big Sisters is grateful for financial support from foundations and corporations.