Now located on W. Peterson Ave. while The Ark’s permanent location at 6450 N. California is closed for construction. Learn more.


The Ark is Powered by Philanthropy

The generosity of our community makes The Ark's vital work possible. Everything we do is funded entirely by philanthropy. Your gift to The Ark has the power to change lives, and we can't do it without you.

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Ways to Give

There are many ways to give back to The Ark and make a difference for our clients and our community. Your contribution, at any level, has a life-changing impact for those who come to The Ark in search of support. Contact us at

Building Our Future

The Ark has provided vital human services to our community for more than 50 years. After three decades on California Avenue, the time is now to renovate and expand our home in West Rogers Park. Our uplifting, landmark renovation will help The Ark better serve our clients with the dignity they deserve and to meet the emerging needs of the community.

Dinner-Less Dinner

The Ark’s signature annual fundraiser has been a cherished community tradition for more than two decades. Because our dinner is “Dinner-Less,” you know that your generous support goes directly where it is needed most: providing free, life-changing services for Chicagoland Jews in need.

Planned Giving

Members of The Ark’s Legacy Society have made a commitment to support and sustain our vital work by recognizing The Ark in their estate plans. You can create a legacy at The Ark through a bequest, a gift of life insurance, as a beneficiary of your retirement or other benefit accounts, an annuity, trust, and more. Please contact Adam Parker, Director of Development, to learn more today.

Make a Gift Online

Give using your credit card on our secure online donation form.

Mail a Check

Please make your check out to The Ark and send it to our Northbrook office: The Ark 3100 Dundee Road, Suite 802 Northbrook, IL 60062

Tribute Gifts

Make a gift in honor or memory of a friend or loved one using our online giving form, or contact Yehudis Gerstein at 773-681-8980 or

Give Monthly

Join our monthly giving circle and sustain The Ark throughout the year.

Wire and Electronic Transfers

The Ark can accept donations via wire transfer, ACH payments, and EFTs. Please contact us for instructions at 312-650-9359 or

Donor-Advised Funds

The Ark receives many donations from donor-advised funds. Please use the following information: The Ark, 3100 Dundee Road, Suite 802, Northbrook, IL 60062, Tax ID: 23-716-4967 Contact us with any questions at

In-Kind Donations

The Ark accepts donations of kosher food, personal care items, and household supplies to help stock the Food Pantry. We also accept some medical equipment and other items, as needed. You can even donate your Car.

Creative Ways to Make a Difference

Looking for more creative ways to support The Ark? Consider: starting a Facebook fundraiser, holding a food collection drive, signing up for AmazonSmile to benefit The Ark, following and sharing Ark posts on Facebook and Instagram, or share your own ideas with us!

We are Building Our Future in 2022

The Ark is expanding in an exciting once-in-a generation project. Learn more about our transformative renovation and expansion in West Rogers Park. Join us with a gift to Build Our Future through The Capital Campaign for The Ark.

Meet Our Team


Adam Parker, Director of Development



Phyllis Nutkis, Grants Manager



Yehudis Gerstein, Development Associate


“The Ark’s work each and every day is a mitzvah. We know that The Ark is changing the lives of people with incredible care, respect and empathy.”

Allan and Missy Malmed,

Campaign Co-Chairs