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There are several methods available to donate to the Northeastern Illinois University Foundation.


You can support our students right now with an online donation.

Because we value the privacy of each and every donor, the NEIU Foundation utilizes a state-of-the-art processing system. You can donate knowing that your private information is being protected. Once you have completed the process, you will receive an immediate receipt, and, as an additional safety measure, you can expect to receive a formal letter of acknowledgment directly from the Foundation. We thank you for demonstrating your commitment to our mission.

U.S. Mail

If you prefer to mail your donation, please send it to: 

Northeastern Illinois University Foundation (NEIU Foundation)
5500 North St. Louis Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625-4699

We ask that you include a note stating how you want your donation used and to what program, department or fund you would like it directed.

Payroll Deduction

Faculty and staff of the University have a unique opportunity and can contribute to the Foundation through payroll deduction. For a minimum of $5 per pay period, faculty and staff can direct funds to support their passion on campus -- a program, their own department, or a scholarship named after a fellow student, faculty member or friend. Please email us at and our Director of Development will walk you through the process. 

 Payroll Deduction Request


Send the NEIU Foundation a donation with Zelle. If your bank is set up with Zelle, you can make a donation to the NEIU Foundation right from your bank's own app and no fees are charged. Just designate your gift to

Remember to review and add a memo indicating what fund within the NEIU Foundation you would like to support before hitting “confirm" on the Zelle app. Your donation will start working immediately and again, no fees will be incurred. Thank you! 

If you're not sure if your bank uses Zelle, check out the online list of participating banks.   

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