Youth OutlookMost of Youth Outlook’s funding comes from individuals like you and helps us provide our youth services at no cost. Youth Outlook does not accept any state or federal funding. Our programs are made possible entirely by the support of the communities in which we operate. Your gift means the world to us. Thank you!

Donate to Youth Outlook

Our Drop-In Centers welcome donations of snacks and supplies found on our Amazon Wishlist.  Our Drop-In Centers serve youth in DeKalb, Downers Grove, Elmhurst, Joliet, Naperville, Naperville Transcend, Ottawa, Palatine, Sterling, and our Rainbow Sprouts. Our outreach program serves seven counties in Northern Illinois and our Development Events financially support our mission. After your order, if you would like an in-kind receipt, please email Lisa Hilgenberg at


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Make an In-kind Donation

Youth Outlook is Illinois’ first and longest-running social service agency solely dedicated to the support of LGBTQ+ youth. Youth Outlook is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, EIN 36-4223806. Donations are tax-deductible.