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We at FORA are entirely reliant on donations to continue supporting refugee families.


You could be the reason that another pre-literate 6th grader gets accepted into our program, learns to read and write, catches up to grade level, and gets on track to college and beyond.

FORA is a registered 501c3 organization, meaning you can list your payment to us as a charitable donation on US federal taxes. Our EIN is 83-2337377. FORA holds a Gold Guidestar Seal of Transparency.

2022 Gold Transparency award from Candid

Donate Online

Donate with a debit or credit card using our secure online donation system below. If you would like to donate in honor or in memory of someone, you can add this as a note on the payment page. If you do not have a verified PayPal account and would like to make a credit card donation of more than $4,000, please call Director of Communications, Gowri Rao at (952) 564-7641 to process directly.

Mail a Check or Donor Advised Funds

You can mail a check made out to FORA to our mailing address:

6345 N California Ave, Chicago, IL, 60645

Donate Zakat

100% of donations submitted through our Zakat page will go toward Zakat-compliant purchases, to supplement our Zakat donation from the Council of Islamic Organizations of Greater Chicago (CIOGC). Zakat donations can be made either online or by mailing a check.

Employer Matching

FORA is part of the Double the Donations program which helps connect donors to their employers' donation matching program. Click the link below to determine if your workplace participates in donation matching. If your workplace is not on Double the Donations and you still want to see if your donation can be matched, reach out to your HR department! 

Donate Stock

If you would like to donate stock to FORA,  

please contact

Please Note: it is FORA's policy to liquidate all stock upon receipt.

Planned Giving

Consider making FORA a part of your will. FORA is committed to serving students as best we can for as long as we can. By joining our Legacy of Empowerment Society, you and your fellow supporters can educate this generation and generations to come. 

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