Annual Geneva Giving Trees
For the past twelve holiday seasons, the Geneva History Museum has invited local nonprofit organizations to decorate a Christmas tree to display inside the museum. This initiative helps raise funds for organizations that benefit local citizens and reminds us all that in Geneva, community comes first!
Due to pandemic closure last year, we partnered nonprofits with downtown Geneva businesses. We received such great feedback that we decided to continue this format again. VIEW OUR MAP so you can stroll through downtown Geneva and view the trees in person.
Cast your vote for your favorite Giving Tree at the Geneva History Museum, or use the VOTE HERE buttons below. Online votes must be made in $5 increments.
The winning organization keeps 100% of the funds pledged in support of their tree, while the remaining organizations split their winnings 50/50 with the Museum.
Voting ends at 4 p.m., January 1, 2022
Altrusa International of Fox Valley Foundation
Location: 25NCoworking, 25 North River Lane
Altrusa International of Fox Valley IL Inc. is a community service organization, with a strong focus on literacy and community needs. We make our community better through leadership, partnership and service. More information.
Location: The Little Traveler, 404 South Third Street (Fulton Street Entrance)
Since our charter on August 14, 1919, our American Legion Post has been welcoming VETERANS from all branches of our Armed Forces. Today, we continue to welcome all military personnel serving our country. Joining our Post enables you to continue serving your God, Country and Community. More information.
Location: Nosh, 22 North Third Street
For 55 years, we have provided compassionate care for homeless dogs and cats. Over 80,000 pets now understand what it means to be part of a family. Additionally, we care for more than 3,000 orphaned and injured wild animals annually. Our focus is not only saving animal lives, but also creating positive connections between people and animals. More information.
Association for Individual Development
Location: Flair On Third, 312 South Third Street
Celebrating 60 years of providing customized, consumer-focused programs and services in an equitable, inclusive manner, AID works with individuals with developmental, intellectual, physical and/or mental health challenges, those who have suffered a trauma, those experiencing immediate and/or chronic crises and those at risk to overcome personal, behavioral, societal and environmental barriers to achieve recovery, independence, self-reliance and to live the lives they choose. More information.
CASA Kane County
Location: Yoga Six, 577 North Third Street, #100
CASA Kane County is a Guardian ad Litem, nonprofit volunteer organization that advocates for the best interests of children in abuse, neglect and private guardianship cases within the Juvenile Court system.
Children with advocates reach a permanent, stable home faster. Most often, the CASA/GAL volunteer is the only person in the foster child’s life that isn’t paid – the foster parents, therapist, social workers are all paid and the kids know that.
When a CASA/GAL volunteer comes and says “I am here, just for you,” that is powerful and life-changing. More information.
Fox Valley Hands of Hope
Location: Graham's Fine Chocolates and Ice Cream, 302 South Third Street
Fox Valley Hands of Hope (FVHH) is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing compassionate guidance and support for the grieving. FVHH’s programs support youth, families, and adults, regardless of age, income level, race, or religious beliefs. Our mental health programs are community-funded, allowing us to deliver the best guidance at no cost to clients– we believe that every person deserves hope without any restriction. More information.
Friends of the Viking Ship
Location: Crystal Life Technologies, 121 South Third Street
Friends of the Viking Ship, NFP is an all-volunteer, 501(c), BBB Wise Giving Alliance- accredited, cultural and educational charity. We are dedicated to the conservation and public display of the 1893 "Viking" ship, and the creation of a permanent museum space for it within the City of Geneva.
The 1893 "Viking:
- is the first full-sized, Viking-style ship built since the ancient Viking era.
- made a daring, non-stop crossing of the stormy North Atlantic Ocean from Norway to Chicago with a crew of just twelve.
- is the world's largest surviving display from the 1893 Chicago World's Columbian Exposition.
- has inspired millions of visitors as a masterpiece of aesthetic beauty and engineering skill.
- is a priceless enhancement to cultural education and visitorship in the Fox Valley region.
Please help us preserve and share the beautiful 'Viking" with others!
Geneva Academic Foundation
Location: Always Growing Collective, 500 South Third Street, Unit 117
Geneva Academic Foundation (GAF) provides educational experiences and opportunities through classroom grants for technology, programs, services and equipment throughout District 304, grades K–12; so far almost $1.4 million. GAF also awards scholarships each year to graduating seniors. Since 1987, over $87,000 has been awarded in scholarships. More information.
Geneva Community Chest
Location: Proud Fox Gallery, 213 West State Street
The Geneva Community Chest has been supporting local charities, who provide aid and assistance to the people of Geneva and nearby communities for nearly 50 years.
The Geneva Community Chest sponsors a number of events throughout the year to raise funds to help the charitable organizations we support.
We receive requests for funding from worthy, local non-profit charitable social service organizations that provide aid and assistance to people in need. Our dedicated Board of Directors then allocates funds to deserving charities annually. More information.
Location: Atlas Chicken Shack, 511 South Third Street
Geneva Pride is a group of local LGBTQIA+ advocates who are working towards making Geneva a more inclusive and affirming place that celebrates the diverse sexual orientations, gender identities, and gender expressions of our community members. More information.
The Joshua Tree Community
Location: The Winding Deerpath, 316 Franklin Street
The Joshua Tree Community is a structured Day Program for Mildly Intellectually Disabled Adults over the age of 22. We are enablers to a team of adults with disabilities underserved in society so they may integrate, contribute, and participate in activities that will enrich their lives and those of others on a daily basis, year-round within our community. More information.
Location: Deane's Deli & Market, 500 South Third Street, Suite 141
In 2022, Lazarus House will celebrate 25 years of serving our neighbors experiencing homelessness in central Kane County. Throughout that time, the community has given gifts of compassion, time, talent, and financial support to Lazarus House. Our Gifts from the Heart Silver Celebration Tree is an expression of gratitude for their support over the past 25 years. More information.
Location: Geneva Wreath Company, 328 South Third Street, Suite 140
Marklund makes everyday life possible for individuals with profound disabilities. We strive to provide a happy, safe, purpose-filled life for every individual with intellectual and developmental disabilities. At Marklund it is our goal to help each individual rise above their limitations, reach their highest potential and live as full a life as possible. More information.
Location: Graham's 318 Coffeehouse, 318 South Third Street
At Mutual Ground, we provide shelter, counseling and advocacy. We believe everyone has the right to love without fear, oppression, abuse and violence. It is our mission to empower individuals, families, and communities to eliminate domestic and sexual violence and the harms of substance use through education, awareness and life-hanging services. More information.
National Alliance on Mental Illness for Kane-South, DeKalb and Kendall Counties (NAMI KDK)
Location: Harvey's Tales, 216 James Street
NAMI KDK, otherwise known as the National Alliance on Mental Illness for Kane-South, DeKalb, and Kendall Counties is a nonprofit organization that aims to provide free mental health support, education, and advocacy to individuals, family members, and communities. To do this, NAMI KDK offers a variety of individual and family based support groups, mental health workshops, and educational presentations for schools and other local community organizations. More information.
Northern Illinois Food Bank
Location: Hey Sugar, 507 South Third Street, Suite E
Northern Illinois Food Bank is a non-profit organization that has engaged the community in creating access to nutritious groceries for neighbors in need since 1983. Through its four Centers and its network of 900+ member food pantries and feeding sites, the Food Bank distributed 100+ million meals last year across its 13-county service area. Learn how to get involved at www.SolveHungerToday.org.
The Salvation Army Tri-City Corps
Location: Aurelio's Pizza, 330 West State Street
From 1865 to the present, The Salvation Army has had a rich history of serving suffering humanity by offering the three S's - soup, soap and salvation. We meet these needs globally in 131 countries and locally through our Tri-City Corps Joe K. Anderson Community Center located in St. Charles. Our efforts are diverse as we preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and meet human needs in His name without discrimination. More information.
Suicide Prevention Services
Location: State Street Jewelers, 230 West State Street
Help Suicide Prevention Services reach more people in need!
We provide support groups for survivors of suicide loss and suicide attempts; direct counseling for individuals and families, young and old; outreach to the newly bereaved; training and presentations to anyone requesting; and when you call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, we answer.
We’re located in Stone Manor in Batavia. More information.
Tiny N Tall Rescue, Inc.
Location: Pug & Hound Apothecary, 308 West State Street
Tiny N Tall Rescue is a 501(c)(3) non for profit organization comprised of volunteers dedicated to providing temporary shelter, veterinary care and behavioral support for small and giant breed dogs as they transition into carefully selected homes. We rescue Tiny breeds under 25 pounds and Giant breeds. Our rescue is all foster based and we rely solely on donations.
We provide medical care, shelter, a full belly and lots of LOVE to Tiny and Giant breed dogs. We have a great team of foster homes and volunteers that make this possible. More information.