Monthly donors create big change with small steps.
$30 a month provides a full session of classes!
Check FAQs for Donors!
How can I donate to Synapse?
You can donate securely online at https://secure.lglforms.com/form_engine/s/bMM5iioJGJwPvj2EP_ljbQ
Or via PayPal at https://www.paypal.com/fundraiser/charity/2401725
Or you can donate by mail by sending a check payable to “Synapse Arts” to 1442 W Jarvis Apt 2B, Chicago, IL, 60626.
For DAFs, workplace matching gifts, and IRA Rollovers, please see further information below or email email@example.com.
How can I support Synapse regularly?
One of the best things you can do is to become a monthly donor - it’s quick, easy, and ensures that Synapse can support artists, students, and audiences all year round. Just fill out the form above and choose “monthly” for your donation frequency. Recurring annual gifts can also be scheduled there.
Is my donation tax deductible?
Yes! Synapse is a registered 501(c)3 charitable organization, which means that donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law. We suggest you ask your tax professional for more information.
See our Platinum Guidestar Profile on the Charity Check website, so you can rest assured your contribution is going to the causes you care about.
Can I have my workplace match my donation to Synapse?
Yes! Often this is as simple as filling out a one page form and submitting it to your HR department. If your workplace uses an online giving catalog, such as YourCause/NPOConnect, Fidelity Giving Marketplace, or Benevity, Synapse may already be a registered charity in your catalog. If you have questions about whether your workplace offers donation matching or how to give to Synapse, email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be happy to help.
Can I give to Synapse through a Donor Advised Fund (DAF)?
Yes! You can contact your fund advisor or financial institution directly to request that funds be sent to Synapse. If you have a DAF with Fidelity Charitable, Schwab Charitable, or BNY Mellon you can use this link from DAF Direct to request funds be sent to Synapse. If you have a DAF with National Philanthropic Trust or Vanguard Charitable, you can select Synapse as a PayPal registered charity.
Please contact email@example.com for help in setting up a DAF donation. If you donate through a DAF, please let us know so we can be sure to send you our thanks!
Can I buy merchandise with the Synapse logo?
Yes. Shop at our Spreadshirt site and you can purchase Synapse Arts t-shirts, tank tops, sweatshirts and more. Designed by our Director Rachel Damon, everything is super cute!
Can I use an online shopping service like Amazon Smile that gives to Synapse?
Yes! Even though Amazon is no longer running its AmazonSmile program, there are several other online services that allow you to donate to Synapse. For many of these services, you simply have to select Synapse Arts (or potentially our legal name Synapse Arts Collective Incorporated) as your preferred charity and when you shop through the site. The service will donate a portion of the proceeds from your sale to Synapse. Here is a list of shopping services that have Synapse listed as a registered charity, click on the links below for details about each individual program.
Can I buy things that Synapse needs and have them sent directly to Synapse?
Yes! Synapse has a Wish List through Amazon. The list contains supplies that we need, many of which are for our classes. You can purchase items from the list and Amazon will send them directly to Synapse.
What's a DanceWear Share Library?
It’s a resource for free dance apparel, shoes, and supplies for the community. Hosted by Synapse and Loyola Park, our library has new and gently used dance shoes, leotards, and other apparel and accessories available for families in our classes as well as any members of the community in need. Learn more here: DanceWear Share Library
How can I support a DanceWear Share Library?
Anyone is welcome to donate gently used dance shoes or apparel such as leotards and leggings - but please, no tights! Any questions on donations please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Expand horizons of our community and
There are a variety of ways to engage as a Synapse Arts Sponsor across budgets.
Sponsorship levels range $100-$2500, and benefits include ads in the program, shoutouts during special events, and ads on merchandise.
In addition to monetary donations, we had our sponsors supporting our events and community through:
* food and refreshments
* dance apparel for children
* raffle prizes like toys, backpacks and school supplies
* other in-kind donations
You can sponsor Free Dance Day 2024, classes, anti-gala benefit event in August, full season, community performances and more!
Contact Megan Rhyme at email@example.com for more information.