Making a Difference…One Child at a Time.




Why Donate?

Imagine a child without shoes, a student without glasses, a newborn without a safe place to sleep. These children live in every corner of Lake county and it is because of your generous support that MTF is able to buy that pair of shoes, provide eyeglasses and purchase a crib for an infant…along with so many other life sustaining and enriching grants.

Each week MTF provides grants to children to fill the gaps when other funding isn’t available to help. Your donation will immediately help a child in need.

Your recurring donation of $25 a month provides:

  • school clothes, underwear & shoes for 4 students
  • musical instrument rental fees for 18 children
  • sending a child to camp or paying to play a sport
  • a Lake County Tech Campus kit & other education programs
  • eye glasses & other health needs

Does your employer offer a Matching Gift program? Please be sure to submit the match request to DOUBLE your impact! 
Let us know if we can help you secure a matching gift. Most employers do take advantage of the tax benefits of supporting local non-profit organizations.

MTF is a privately funded 501c3 that cannot fulfill its mission without the support of generous donors like you.  Whether your gift is an individual donation, a tribute gift to a loved one, an employer’s matching gift, or a family foundation grant, each donation at any level is appreciated!

Foundation Grants

Mothers Trust Foundation continuously seeks corporate, family and community foundation grants to ensure that the unique method of support we provide can be sustained. If you are aware of grant possibilities, please phone the office at 847-482-9189.

Legacy Fund

In 2017 Mothers Trust Foundation established a Legacy Fund which is a separate reserve fund to ensure our mission will continue into the future. To learn more about how to contribute to the Legacy Fund, please contact Kathleen Boehm Executive Director at 847-482-9189 ext. or


Planned Giving

If you are considering Mothers Trust Foundation in your estate plans, we are happy to provide additional information and resources. Please contact Kathleen Boehm, Executive Director at 847-482-9189 or [email protected]


[email protected].

Donations can be made by mail or by using our secure online payment form below. (Please be sure to check the box if you choose to donate monthly.) 
When paying by check, 100% of your donation goes directly to Mothers Trust Foundation.

For payments by mail, please download the form and send along with your donation to:


Mothers Trust Foundation
400 E. Illinois Road
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045

MTF bank details needed for direct deposit from a Donor Advised Fund or other 3rd party giving organizations, or for stock transfer is available from our office at 847-482-9189.