What does it cost?

Educate-a-Child for 1 Year $120

Educate-a-Child KG to Grade 10 $1,300

Scholarship for Higher Education $8,000
Average 4 Year Cost

Support a Classroom for 1 Year $3,000

Support a TCF School for 1 Year $20,000

For building or supporting a school, please contact us at contact@tcfusa.org or (888) 729-3022.

Your donations are tax deductible. Our tax ID is 41-2046295.

Donate Online

Donors have the option to pay with a credit card or debit card.

Donor Privacy Policy

Our Commitment to You

You have entrusted us with your contributions and your personal contact information. We recognize that our relationship is based on trust and we pledge to act responsibly and in your best interest. We strive to maintain the highest standards in safekeeping and use of your information.

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Our Policy

The Citizens Foundation, USA (TCF-USA) observes strict confidentiality with regard to donor identity and donations. All donor data, donation amounts, and other personal information such as street address and email address are maintained under diligent control by TCF-USA’s management. This information is shared with staff, board of directors, volunteers and contractors only on a confidential and need-to-know basis. We do not sell or otherwise distribute our donor information to any third party.

Online donations to TCF-USA are safe and secure. TCF-USA uses industry-standard SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) encryption to protect the confidentiality of personal information and the security of all transactions. We also collect (but do not retain) credit card numbers which are processed by a reputable third-party payment vendor subject to the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards such as PayPal or a similar service.

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By Mail

Make checks payable to: “The Citizens Foundation, USA”.

Mailing Address for Regular U.S. Mail:
CHICAGO IL 60677 – 7008

Mailing Address for Courier Service and Express Mail:
ITASCA, IL 60143

By Wire Transfer or by Phone

Please contact us at 1-888-729-3022

By Automatic Deduction
from Checking or Savings

TCF-USA can automatically deduct funds from your checking or savings account for one time or recurring donations. Once your donation is processed, you will receive an official US tax receipt via email immediately. Please note: recurring donations are processed on the 15th day of each month. Please fill out this FORM send a voided check or account and routing number to: The Citizens Foundation USA, 2425 Touhy Avenue, Elk Grove Village, IL 60007. Please indicate the amount you want deducted and how often you would like this amount deducted.

Corporate Matching

Double the impact of your gift by using Gift Matching through your employer. More than 155 USA based employers match donations made by their employees to TCF. Please contact us to find out if your employer matches donations to TCF. You can also search for your employers matching program below.


Shop at Amazon Smile and select “The Citizens Foundation USA” as your favorite charity and we will receive .5% of your purchase as a donation from Amazon at no additional cost to you — it’s that easy!

Gift of Stocks

To gift stocks to The Citizens Foundation, USA

1. Contact us at 1-888-729-3022, or giftstock@tcfusa.org to obtain information about our brokerage account at TD Ameritrade. Contact your broker or stock holding company and inform them which stocks and how many shares you will donate to TCF-USA as a tax deductible contribution and provide your broker with our TD Ameritrade account information.

2. Complete this FORM and submit it using the button at the bottom of the form.
You will be credited with the amount of stock value at time of transfer, and you will receive an acknowledgment letter from TCF-USA for that amount.

Estate or Planned Gifts

Naming The Citizens Foundation, USA as a beneficiary is simple and has lasting effects. You can name us as a beneficiary in a:

  • Will
  • Retirement Plan
  • Insurance Policy
  • Financial Account

Include The Citizens Foundation USA in your will. Some contributors prefer to make a contribution in their will or estate, which is a great way to honor your legacy. It can be easily done by contacting your attorney and asking to include The Citizens Foundation USA (TCF-USA) in your will. Then, please contact TCF-USA to inform us, and if possible, send a copy of the portion of your will indicating your contribution to TCF-USA. This type of contribution helps TCF-USA with lasting, sustainable support for years to come to ensure we can help all our students achieve their dreams through education.

Designate Your Retirement Plan

Your retirement plan benefits you during your retirement. In the event of your passing, your funds can be distributed amongst your beneficiaries. Along with family, relatives and friends, a charity, like The Citizens Foundation, USA, may also be named as the beneficiary. To name TCF-USA as a beneficiary, contact your plan administrator and request a beneficiary change form. Designate TCF-USA as a Beneficiary on Your Insurance Policy. The Citizens Foundation, USA accepts gifts of life insurance, either as the beneficiary of a policy or as the sole owner and sole beneficiary. To change your beneficiaries to TCF-USA, contact your insurance carrier and request a beneficiary change form.

Designate Financial Accounts

Another way you can include The Citizens Foundation, USA in your estate plan is by designating us as the beneficiary of a financial account, including a bank or brokerage account, or an asset, such as a certificate of deposit.