Ways to Give and Helpful Information

Ways to Give and Helpful Information

You can directly support the BGA’s work as a trusted stakeholder and catalyst working towards governmental transparency, equity and accountability for all Illinois residents in a variety of ways. 

For one time, monthly, or renewal donations, visit our main donate page.

Helpful Information

The BGA’s Tax Identification Number is 36-0802950.

Mailing Address:

Development Office
Better Government Association
223 West Jackson Boulevard, Suite 300
Chicago, Illinois 60606


Gifts of cash or checks may be mailed to the address above. You may also give online or contact the Development Office at 312-386-9203.

Appreciated Securities and Stock directions can be found here.

Donor Advised Funds

The BGA accepts a range of gifts, including contributions made from donor-advised funds, family foundations and other charitable funds. These gifts are not eligible to receive non-tax-deductible benefits.

Honor and Memorial Gifts

Honor a friend or loved one by donating to the BGA in their name. With a memorial or honorary gift to the BGA, you can:

  • Remember someone special
  • Celebrate a birthday, anniversary or milestone
  • Observe an accomplishment
  • Say thank you

If you want to make a memorial or honorary gift, you may mail it to the office or give online. Please be sure to list the name of the person you wish to honor or remember when making the gift. We will convey your thoughtful donation to either the honoree or the family of the person being remembered. The amount, however, remains private. For more information, please email YourImpact@bettergov.org

IRA Distribution

If you are 70½ or older, you can direct a one-time or recurring distribution from your traditional or Roth IRA to the BGA. When your distribution goes directly to the BGA, it is not subject to federal income tax. While this is an efficient way to donate, please consult a qualified advisor to ensure it’s right for you.

Matching Gifts

The BGA’s employer matching gift program provides an easy way to increase the impact of your donation through corporate matching gifts. If your company is eligible, request a matching gift form from your employer and send it—completed and signed—along with your gift to the BGA. We will do the rest!

Questions? Please contact the Development Office at 312-386-9203 or  YourImpact@bettergov.org. We’re always happy to hear from you!