Support our Nonprofit

AnimeChicago is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. Your tax-deductible contributions cover our operating budget, promotional expenses, and help us deliver unique and insightful programming for Chicago-area fans.


We’ve raised $1,229 of our $2000 goal!

All donations are tax-deductible.

Our 2022 Fundraising Goal

  • We raised $1,416 during our 2021 fiscal year
  • $810 was spent on 2021 expenses
  • Our operation budget includes:
    • compliance requirements like legal filings and P.O. Box
    • marketing tools like and domain names
    • finance software subscription
  • Our program budget includes:
    • modest honorariums for guest speakers
    • funding local artists + creators

Get Some Swag

We have designs ready to purchase on our Threadless shop. All proceeds are considered donations and go towards our annual operating expenses.

Collaborate with Us!

We collaborate with Chicago-based organizations, Japanese cultural groups, independent journalists, and academics who love sharing their perspective on all things Japanese pop culture.

  • Write an article for
  • Speak at our talks or panels
  • Recommend anime and manga for our programs
  • Unique programming as an equal collaboration
  • Sponsorships via charitable contributions
  • Cross-promotion between our communities