Support Us

Charitable contributions help us bring new ideas forward, test innovative solutions, and build lasting change through accelerating impactful programs.

We focus on children, youth, and families who are exposed to hardships that stem from poverty and housing instability.

Our team of experts in research, policy, human services, and data analysis stand at the intersection of providers, public agencies, and community stakeholders to bring evidence into action and create sustainable solutions that support well-being.

How Do Your Contributions Make a Difference?

Bringing new ideas

Being poor does not make a person a poor parent, yet, too often, children are removed from homes because policies are in place that allow poverty to be identified as neglect.

Charitable contributions support our work to create new policies, strategies, and practices that will reduce childhood poverty and increase family well-being.

Testing innovative solutions

Through Voices of Youth Count, we found that one in 10 young adults ages 18 to 25 experienced housing instability in the United States.

Contributions support our efforts to test an innovative solution that shifts resources directly to the youth, allowing them to determine their path to housing stability.

Building lasting change

Recognizing that improving lives involves a vast network of providers, public agencies, and multiple systems of support, engaging partners in our work is critical to creating and sustaining change.

Working together with donors, we can accelerate impactful programs and make a difference in the lives of children, youth, and families in communities across our nation.

Click here to download a one-page fact sheet
about Chapin Hall and learn more about our work.

We invite you to join us in our commitment to improving the lives of children, youth, and families by making a donation to Chapin Hall.

Checks can be mailed directly to:

Development Department
Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago
1313 East 60th Street
Chicago, IL 60637

For more information about ways your giving can make a difference, please contact Development Director Tessa Zevallos at

Thank you to the many donors who support our work!