Ways to Give

Our proven ability to connect and lead conservation work is made possible by your support. Explore ways to give below.

Become an Openlander

Donate to make a difference. Your support as an Openlander ensures we can keep connecting people to nature in the Chicago region.

Increase your impact by becoming a monthly donor

Monthly donations can add up to make a BIG difference! By joining Openlands as a monthly donor, you’re helping protect natural lands and open spaces in Chicago and beyond.

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Increase the impact of your generous gift to Openlands by sending in an employee matching gift form.

DAF Direct makes it easier to support your favorite charities by giving directly from your donor-advised fund. Donate via Fidelity, Schwab, or BNY Mellon Charitable.

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We welcome the opportunity to have a conversation and find a method and level of support that best fits your company’s goals for giving back.

Individual donors at the $1,000 and above level provide critical support to Openlands programs and are invited to exclusive events each year.

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In addition to providing for your family, your will or living trust can be a way to support Openlands’ work to protect open, natural spaces in perpetuity.

A gift of appreciated stock benefits Openlands and may provide you with additional tax benefits.

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Charity Running

Run with Team Openlands and make every mile count towards protecting nature. 

In Kind Support

Please contact our Director of Development Monica Jirak if you have a good or service you would like to donate to advance Openlands’ work.

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Support the Openlands Annual Luncheon

The Openlands Annual Luncheon is the largest gathering of the greater Chicago region’s conservation community.

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