How You Can Help

CEDA’s mission is to work in partnership with communities to empower families and individuals to achieve self-sufficiency and improve their quality of life. Join the many Friends of CEDA who are committed to ending poverty in Cook County.

Donate Today

As one of the largest private, nonprofit Community Action Agencies in the country serving residents throughout Cook County, Illinois, we sincerely appreciate the support we receive from our staff, community partners, our funding agencies, and from you – engaged members of the community.

There are numerous ways you can support us: by connecting with us on social media and sharing our updates, and by making a tax-deductible donation.

You may also mail donations with a check, payable to CEDA

ATTN: Development Department
567 W. Lake Street, Suite 1200
Chicago, IL 60661

Monthly Giving

Our low-income communities need consistent and reliable friends to help them improve their lives and, ultimately, the entire county. By becoming a CEDA Monthly Donor, you assist us in providing services families and individuals need to escape poverty.


If you have any questions, please reach out to our Development Team at (312) 448-0541 or email at

Census 2020

Once every decade, the federal government conducts a census of the entire population. This year, CEDA wants to make sure you are counted.