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Synapse Arts is celebrating our 20th Anniversary in 2024!
We’re excited to announce an anonymous sponsor matching all donations up to 20K.
This means, that your donation will make a double impact for us!

a Birthday gift

Donate Securely Online with this form:

The generous donors who support our work provide:

  • essential arts education to kids
  • mentorship for emerging artists
  • free community arts programming


Make your tax-deductible gift today!


Monthly donors create big change with small steps.

$30 a month provides a full session of classes!



We warmly welcome contributions of all amounts.

Thank you for your amazing support!


Check FAQs for Donors!


Any questions about donating?


FAQs for Donors

How can I donate to Synapse?

How can I support Synapse regularly?

Is my donation tax deductible?

Can I have my workplace match my donation to Synapse?

Can I give to Synapse through a Donor Advised Fund (DAF)?

Can I buy merchandise with the Synapse logo?

Can I use an online shopping service like Amazon Smile that gives to Synapse?

Can I buy things that Synapse needs and have them sent directly to Synapse?

How can I support a DanceWear Share Library?

You can donate securely online here DONATE ONLINE  


Or you can donate by mail by sending a check payable to “Synapse Arts” to 1442 W Jarvis Apt 2B, Chicago, IL, 60626.

For DAFs, workplace matching gifts, and IRA Rollovers, please see further information below or email

One of the best things you can do is to become a monthly donor - it’s quick, easy, and ensures that Synapse can support artists, students, and audiences all year round. Just fill out the form above and choose “monthly” for your donation frequency. Recurring annual gifts can also be scheduled there.

Yes! Synapse is a registered 501(c)3 charitable organization, which means that donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law. We suggest you ask your tax professional for more information. See our Platinum Guidestar Profile on the Charity Check website, so you can rest assured your contribution is going to the causes you care about.

Yes! Often this is as simple as filling out a one page form and submitting it to your HR department. If your workplace uses an online giving catalog, such as YourCause/NPOConnect, Fidelity Giving Marketplace, or Benevity, Synapse may already be a registered charity in your catalog.

If you have questions about whether your workplace offers donation matching or how to give to Synapse, email and we will be happy to help.

Yes! You can contact your fund advisor or financial institution directly to request that funds be sent to Synapse. If you have a DAF with Fidelity Charitable, Schwab Charitable, or BNY Mellon you can use this link from DAF Direct to request funds be sent to Synapse. If you have a DAF with National Philanthropic Trust or Vanguard Charitable, you can select Synapse as a PayPal registered charity.

Please contact for help in setting up a DAF donation. If you donate through a DAF, please let us know so we can be sure to send you our thanks!

Yes. Shop at our Spreadshirt site and you can purchase Synapse Arts t-shirts, tank tops, sweatshirts and more. Designed by our Director Rachel Damon, everything is super cute!

Yes! Synapse has a Wish List through Amazon. The list contains supplies that we need, many of which are for our classes. You can purchase items from the list and Amazon will send them directly to Synapse.

It’s a resource for free dance apparel, shoes, and supplies for the community. Hosted by Synapse and Loyola Park, our library has new and gently used dance shoes, leotards, and other apparel and accessories available for families in our classes as well as any members of the community in need. Learn more here: DanceWear Share Library

Anyone is welcome to donate gently used dance shoes or apparel such as leotards and leggings - but please, no tights! Any questions on donations please email

Yes! Even though Amazon is no longer running its AmazonSmile program, there are several other online services that allow you to donate to Synapse. For many of these  services, you simply have to select Synapse Arts (or potentially our legal name Synapse Arts Collective Incorporated) as your preferred charity and when you shop through the site. The service will donate a portion of the proceeds from your sale to Synapse.

Here is a list of shopping services that have Synapse listed as a registered charity, click on the links below for details about each individual program.

PayPal Giving Fund


Giving Assistant

Ebay for Charity

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Become a Sponsor!

There are a variety of ways to engage as a Synapse Arts Sponsor across budgets.

Sponsorship levels range $100-$2500, and benefits include ads in the program, shoutouts during special events, and ads on merchandise.

In addition to monetary donations, we had our sponsors supporting our events and community through:

* food and refreshments

* dance apparel for children

* raffle prizes like toys, backpacks and school supplies

* other in-kind donations

We are actively looking for sponsors for our 20th season!

You can sponsor Free Dance Day 2024, classes, the Birthday Bash benefit event in August, full season, community performances and more!


Contact Megan Rhyme at for more information.

Make a sponsorship gift here

Thank you to our sponsors!

Thank you to our supporters!