Support AnimeChicago in 2023!

Your gift powers our mission to educate Chicagoans on Japanese pop culture, promote our work, and celebrate the best anime has to offer!

Contact us for volunteer opportunities.


Thanks for helping us raise $660 of our $2000 goal in 2023!


As a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, your gift is eligible for a tax deduction. Win-win!

Our 2023 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

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

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.