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People of all means and backgrounds give. For some, it is a singular exercise. For others, it is something meaningful that they share with a partner or other loved ones. Impactful giving occurs everyday in a variety forms and sizes. Regardless of your objectives, the opportunity to make a difference starts with your vision. What are your passions? Which groups or causes do you wish to help? Is there something meaningful to you that you want to sustain, improve or transform?

The DuPage Foundation is uniquely positioned to help you answer these questions and work with you to devise a charitable plan that will achieve your unique goals.

Our broad knowledge of the different ways to give and deep familiarity with the local charitable landscape make us the ideal partner to help you focus your objectives, learn more about various causes and organizations and how best to support them, and to discover new passions that match your interests.

  • Learn about the different types of assets you can use to give.

  • Learn about the many different types of funds you can either create or support here at the DuPage Foundation to accomplish your goals.

  • Learn how you can use wills, trusts, IRAs, life insurance policies, real estate and other resources to create substantial benefits that can reduce or eliminate your estate taxes, maximize inheritances for your beneficiaries and allow you to do something truly significant and transformative for the causes you love.

  • Administering a private foundation can be burdensome and expensive. Learn more about how the Foundation can help alleviate these issues for you so that you can focus on your mission and ensure that its impact will endure into the future.

  • Learn more about the many flexible investment solutions that the Foundation offers and our fee structure.

  • Charitable planning can be complex. Don't be afraid to ask for help and consult with your professional advisors. Not sure where to turn? Click on the header above for a listing of area professional advisors with whom the Foundation has worked closely to help their clients accomplish their charitable goals.

  • Looking for more information? We've compiled a list of resources to help you learn more about how to give and the causes and organizations of interest to you.