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Giving to The Family Institute Creates Change for Children & Adolescents, Adults, Couples & Families

The investment of generous donors is crucial to The Family Institute's work. It is with philanthropic support that The Family Institute is able to provide collaborative care regardless of the ability to pay and scholarships for students, and to complete expansive research that leads to even better care.

Leslie Barker
Immediate Past Chair, Board of Directors
How Your Donation Helps

Serving Our Community

Your gift allows us to serve the needs of all families who otherwise cannot afford therapy through the Bette D. Harris Family & Child Clinic.

Learn about the Bette D. Harris Family & Child Clinic

Advancing Research & Education

Your contribution establishes an incubator for both research and education through our partnership with The Center for Applied Psychological and Family Studies at Northwestern University, connecting science with practice as researchers, educators and therapists collaborate with clients.

Learn about Our Academic Research Learn about Our Graduate Education Programs

Ways to Give


Make your gift securely online using your debit card or credit card.

By Mail

Send a check or money order, made payable to The Family Institute, to:
The Family Institute
Attn: External Relations
8 S. Michigan Avenue, Suite 500
Chicago, IL 60603

By Phone

Call the External Relations Office at 312-609-5300 to make your donation over the phone.

Employer Matching Gifts

Double or triple the impact of your gift by using your employer's matching gift program. Contact your company's human resources department or community affairs department for information about matching gifts.

Planned Gifts

Including The Family Institute in your estate plan or planned gift establishes your lasting legacy.

Stock Gifts

It's easy to give appreciated equities to The Family Institute. Many donors choose this approach and realize valuable tax benefits as a result.

Your contribution is 100% tax deductible.
For more information, please contact the External Relations office at 312-609-5300 or via email at