Funding for Open Communities comes from grants, memberships and individual contributions. The funds are used to operate our housing, organizing and education programs.

We appreciate your support!

Contributions from individual donors are an important source of funding.

You can send a personal check, made out to “Open Communities” to:

Open Communities
990 Grove St.
Evanston, IL 60201

Or you can also contribute by using your AMEX, Discover, Visa or Master Card through PayPal by clicking on the button below.

Open Communities is a not-for-profit, 501(c)(3) organization. Contributions are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.

My wife and I found ourselves in an uncomfortable, confusing, and scary situation. We were being told we owed a sum of money we hadn’t planned for and could not afford. The team at Open Communities gave us prompt, personable counsel and advised us on the best ways to proceed. We were able to find resolution with our landlord and avoid litigation. The clarity and support we received gave us incredible peace of mind and helped us reach our goals.
– Jon (pictured below)

The Miller Fund

The Rayna & Marvin Miller Fund was established in May 2008 by the family of Rayna and Marvin Miller to ensure that Open Communities can continue its mission for years to come.


Join our list of members >

Contributions to the Miller Fund can be made directly to Open Communities or to the Evanston Community Foundation.

Online Philanthropy

Use or AmazonSmile to donate while shopping online for the holidays or other occasions. Each time you shop, participating online retailers will make a donation to your cause.

In-Kind Contributions

We also welcome in-kind contributions, such as office equipment or digital cameras.
Send e-mail or call (847-501-5760) to find out about our current needs.