The Mikva Challenge process works: we teach civics by doing civics. 

Help us develop the next generation of civic leaders and great citizens!

Every donation makes a difference:

  • $50 will pay for transportation for ten students to spend a day in local campaign office.
  • $100 pays for a day’s work at the polling place by a Mikva-trained student judge.
  • $500 will pay for a council of students to do action research on the issues facing thier schools.
  • $1,000 will pay for one Action Civics community project by a classroom of students.
  • $1,500 will pay for one youth leader's paid summer internship in the office of a public official. 

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Thanks to an anonymous donor, your gift will be matched if:

  • You have never given to Mikva Challenge before;
  • Your last gift to Mikva was more than a year ago; or,
  • You choose to increase your annual gift.

If you need assistance or have questions about donating, please contact Kelly Rolf, Director of Development, at (312) 863-6390 or

To send a gift by mail, please make your check payable to Mikva Challenge Grant Foundation and mail to:

Mikva Challenge
attn: Kelly Rolf
332 S. Michigan Ave.
Suite 400
Chicago, IL 60604 

We hope you will also consider making a legacy gift to support Mikva Challenge civic education programs in the future. Please contact Kelly Rolf, Director of Development, at (312) 863-6390, for more information on planned giving opportunities.

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