Ways to Give

Special Olympics Illinois relies on the financial contributions of individuals just like you—whether through cash donations, in-kind contributions, workplace matches or estate plans. You provide the opportunities for athletes across the state to realize their dreams.

Below, you’ll find several ways you can help. Which one will you choose?

Cash Donations

The quickest and easiest way to show your support for Special Olympics Illinois is to make a cash donation right now, using our secure online form.

Donate Now

You may also make a donation by mail (download the form) or by phone at 800-380-3071.

Matching Gifts

Did you know many companies offer a matching gift program to encourage philanthropy among their employees? And that some companies will even match to spouses and retirees?

By simply completing a matching gift form (online or paper), you may be able to double, or even triple, the impact of your gift! Contributions of any amount help us empower athletes to shatter stereotypes and exceed their personal bests on the playing field and in life.

Use the search field below to see if your employer participates in a matching gift program.



Already have your form? Please mail it to:

Special Olympics Illinois
Attn: Matching Gifts
605 E. Willow St.
Normal, IL 61761


If you do not find your employer listed, please check with your company’s Human Resources department to see if your company offers a matching gift program. For additional information about Matching Gifts, please email matchinggifts@soill.org.  

Special Olympics Illinois is a public charity classified as exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.  The tax ID number is 36-2922811.

In-Kind Contributions

Throughout the year, we find ourselves in need of a wide variety of products and services. We are grateful for in-kind support from personal and corporate donors, including, but not limited to:

  • Facilities for competitions, meetings, fundraising events, training and more
  • Office supplies
  • Professional services in a variety of fields
  • Raffle items, including dinner gift certificates, electronics, golf outings, sporting goods and memorabilia, tickets to sporting and entertainment events, vacation packages, etc.

Please contact us to discuss our current needs and opportunities to contribute.

Planned Giving

Providing for Special Olympics Illinois in your estate plans—whether through a bequest, charitable gift annuity, charitable trust or retirement assets—helps us sustain your legacy of acceptance, inclusion and tolerance long into the future. To discuss the planned giving options available, please contact Matt Johnson, Chief Development Officer, at mjohnson@soill.org or 309-888-2563.

Tribute Park

The Special Olympics Illinois Tribute Park was dedicated on June 17, 2005, as a lasting tribute to the enduring spirit of athletes, families, volunteers and donors.

The park serves as a lasting reminder of all those who make the Special Olympics experience a reality. The Tribute Park is a great way to honor and recognize loved ones, someone who has inspired you or made a difference in your life, while building a timeless treasure for Special Olympics Illinois. Funds received will sustain the park’s future expenses, as well as support the development of athlete and family experiences at a national and international level. To learn more about Tribute Park or engrave a brick in recognition, click here.