Financial Support

Ladder Up leverages more than $4 million in donated services, space, and goods to maximize returns for its clients, partners, and donors. Ladder Up’s 350+ volunteers constitute one of the largest volunteer workforces in the Midwest and partnering companies represent various sectors, including accounting, audit, banking, consulting and law. By utilizing the donated service of its volunteers, along with donated office space, legal counsel, service locations, and software, Ladder Up returns an estimated $30 in benefits to clients for every $1 invested in the organization.

Giving Levels

Founder's Circle$250,000+
Chairman's Circle$50,000–$249,999
Director's Circle$20,000–$49,999
Platinum Circle$10,000–$19,999
Gold Circle$5,000–$9,999
Silver Circle$1,000–$4,999


Event Sponsorship

Ladder Up is seeking corporate sponsors for its 14th Annual Casino Night and Silent Auction, which will be held on Saturday, May 21, 2022, at the Chicago Cultural Center. Please see the Events page for more information.

In-Kind Donations

One of Ladder Up’s defining traits is its ability to effectively leverage resources to deliver a high return on investment. Since its founding in 1994, Ladder Up has applied the donated time and talent of Chicago’s top working professionals to help meet the financial needs of hardworking families and individuals.

Ladder Up has also proven its ability to effectively leverage in-kind donations, including office space, legal services, and service locations through partnerships with local businesses, schools and community organizations. Ladder Up strives to help clients make the most of every dollar and the organization stands out as a nonprofit with one of the highest returns on investment in the Chicago area. By leveraging donated time, space and services valued at over $4 million, Ladder Up is able to return $30 in economic benefits to clients for every $1 donated.