We Can't Do it Without You!

Thank you for supporting our mission of celebrating the power of children’s imaginations.

Every dollar goes directly toward the cost of providing creative writing residencies in CPS classrooms and FREE after-school programming to students aged 7-13 at Loyola Park.

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There is no Monkey Business when it comes to managing our Monkey business here at Barrel of Monkeys.  Although hilarious on the stage and in the classroom, we take the administration of our organization very seriously. Founded in 1997, we have a long history of fiscal responsibility. We stretch every dollar and make the best possible use of our supporters’ contributions to achieve our mission. It is a tribute to our founders, staff leaders, and phenomenal members of our board of directors that we have been able to manage a tight budget successfully over the years while consistently improving the quality of our programs and performances that make them some of the most sought-after in the city.

Please consider a contribution toward our ambitious work today!


Barrel of Monkeys has been very lucky to receive the long-time support of many funders and individuals like you.  Whether it is making a financial donation, volunteering, or coming to That’s Weird, Grandma (and telling all your friends to come too), you are helping Barrel of Monkeys to save the world, one story at a time!

Barrel Of Monkeys' Zealous Good Wishlist

“I have some reluctant writers who now have lots of ideas and are more ready to take risks.”

–3rd Grade Teacher, Lorca Elementary