Donor Advised Funds

How you can support LCFS with a donor-advised fund.

Partner with LCFS and help children and families reach their God-given potential! A donor-advised fund allows you an opportunity to put your charitable dollars to work – where the need is great – but on your own terms. 

You can make an unrestricted annual gift or recommend recurring payments to a special appeal such as our Back to School Drive or Christmas Drive. Another option is to support programs that meet your interests, such as adoption or counseling services.

If you have a donor advised fund with Fidelity Charitable, Schwab Charitable, or BNY Mellon, you can make your grant recommendation to LCFS Foundation through the DAF Direct online form:

Or simply direct your DAF sponsoring organization to make checks payable to LCFS and mail to:

Lutheran Child and Family Services of Illinois
Development Department
One Oakbrook Terrace, Suite 501
Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181

LCFS’ Tax ID is 36-2167778

For more information, please contact Vice President and Chief Development Officer Cheryl Wendt at or (708) 907-1061.