Voice for the River Endowment Fund


To ensure that the Chicago River always has an advocate for its well being, Friends of the Chicago River created Voice for the River: Endowment Fund dedicated to the long term recovery and stewardship of this great natural resource. 

Through contributions to this fund, you can help make certain that the river is protected and enhanced far into the future.  Gifts to the Endowment Fund are a marvelous tribute on behalf of the river and an outstanding legacy to leave for future generations. 

Make a contribution to the Voice for the River and be heard for generations to come. Here are your options:

  • Visit the Donation page and select that the gift will be dedicated. From the drop-down menu, choose "Endowment."
  • Send by check, indicating on the check or with a note, that the gift is for the Endowment Fund. Make the check payable to Friends of the Chicago River,  411 South Wells Street  Chicago, Illinois 60607; or
  • Contact Friends at (312) 939-0490 ext 1 or friends@chicagoriver.org to make gift arrangements or with any questions or to learn more about Voice for the River, Planned Giving, Legacy or Tribute Gifts and/or Friends Major Donor program, The Otter Society.