We Can't Do it Without You!

Can you spare in white text on a yellow background at the top. $21 for our 21st in purple text in the center. Extra zeroes welcome in white text on yellow background at the bottom. Barrel of Monkeys logo on barrel with coins on the left side


Donate Now

Barrel of Monkeys can’t hit the bars for its 21st birthday - but you can still help us celebrate! Take part in our “$21 for our 21st” giving campaign by donating $21 here.

If you’re feeling especially generous, you can also set up your own shareable fundraiser via Facebook or Give Lively.

Thanks for making this birthday a special one!

group of Chicago elementary school students on stage with Barrel of Monkeys teachers at the University of Chicago

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

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Barrel of Monkeys is a 501(c)3 organization. All donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law.

three Barrel of Monkeys teaching arts teaching a group of students

“Barrel of Monkeys made me feel like a artist in writing and turning my writing into songs. They made me feel like a spectacular student not just a regular student.”

–Jasmine S., Morton Elementary