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Monthly donors create big change with small steps.

$30 a month provides a full session of classes!

Make your tax-deductible gift today!

The generous donors who support our work provide:

  • essential arts education to kids
  • mentorship for emerging artists
  • free community arts programming

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We warmly welcome contributions of all amounts! You can donate online with the form below, which accepts almost all major forms of digital payment.

Or use PayPal or Venmo by clicking on the button above.


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Synapse Arts c/o Rachel Damon

1442 West Jarvis Ave 2B

Chicago, Illinois, 60626

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FAQs for Donors

How can I donate to Synapse?

You can donate securely online at  

Or via Paypal at

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


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 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 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.

PayPal Giving Fund


Giving Assistant

Ebay for Charity


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.

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Become a Sponsor

Contact us to become a sponsor


More information soon! Contact Megan Rhyme at

Thank you to our sponsors

The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation

The Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events

The Illinois Arts Council, a State Agency

The Chicago Dancemakers Forum

The Chicago Park District

MetLife Foundation

New Stages for DanceArts in Sacred PlacesThe Cliff Dwellers Arts FoundationThe Morrison Shearer Foundation

The Ragdale Foundation

Experimental Sound Studio

The Albert P. Weisman Foundation

Unity Lutheran Church

The Chicago Cultural Center

The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago

The Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago

Dance/USALinks Hall

The Menomonee Club for Boys and Girls

Chicago Artists Coalition

Millennium Park Events

The Hyde Park Art Center

Intermedia Arts, Minneapolis

The Southern Theater, Minneapolis

The TEK BOX, Minneapolis

The Roy Hart International Arts Centre,

Franceand MANY generous individuals Synapse Arts is an Arts Partner in Residence with the Chicago Park District.Visit us at Loyola Park

Thank you to our supporters: