Transform Hope Into Freedom

The Illinois innocence Project works to free innocent men and women who have been wrongfully convicted and imprisoned for crimes they did not commit. The Project does not charge for its services and receives no government funding. It is maintained with federal grants and private donations. Help keep this important Project going.

To be a Monthly Donor

Monthly donations provide the Illinois Innocence Project with a consistent and reliable source of funding that allows us to plan ahead. When you become a monthly donor, you will join a special group of people reaching out each month to support freeing the innocent and preventing wrongful convictions.

  • Hassle-free monthly donation
  • Automatic donation from your credit card
  • The knowledge that your donation is put to work immediately
  • Email updates on our progress
  • The ability to change or suspend your donation at any time
  • Year-end donation receipts for tax purposes

Your online donation is made through the University of Illinois Foundation secure website. You select the amount you wish to give each month and you can change or cancel your pledge at any time. Sign up now and make your first monthly donation by credit card online. 

To Make a One-Time Gift
As a not-for-profit public charity, we rely on tax-deductible donations to fund our work. Your tax-deductible gift directly helps men and women in Illinois prisons who lack resources to pay for legal work and DNA testing to prove their innocence and set them free. Your support also helps protect the integrity of our justice system and helps train the next generation of attorneys and justice advocates in Illinois.

To Donate Directly


Please make checks payable to:

UIF/Illinois Innocence Project

Our mailing address:

Illinois Innocence Project

University of IL Springfield

One University Plaza MS PAC 451

Springfield, IL 62703

Your gift is tax deductible as allowed by law