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.


Our 2021 Fundraising Goal

  • We raised $454 during our 2020 fiscal year
  • $723 was spent on 2020 operational expenses
  • We hit our first $1000 milestone by April! Thank you!
  • Next milestone: $1500 to plan future events.
  • All donations are tax-deductable.
  • Our annual budget includes:
    • compliance requirements like legal filings and P.O. Box
    • marketing tools like and domain names
    • modest honorariums for our guest speakers

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