Privacy Policy

Franciscan Outreach will collect your personal information when you look to engage with us as a donor, volunteer or other supporter.  The information we request will depend upon your purpose in contacting us.  At minimum, we will record your name, mailing address, telephone number(s), and email address.  This information is kept under strict security and we promise not to rent, sell or share your information with anybody outside of Franciscan Outreach.

If you are making a donation through the donation portal, we will also collect the amount and purpose of the donation.  We process on-line donations through Local Independent Charities’ Give Direct Program, so we never see your credit card information here at Franciscan Outreach.  (If you make a donation over the phone, the details of the account information are shredded immediately upon processing of the donation.)  We never store or save credit card or banking information in our network or on any of our computers.  Any person who wishes to make a donation anonymously, of course, will not be referenced by name or other identifier in our printed, web or other media.

In order to help you connect with Franciscan Outreach, we will ask you questions about how you heard about us and what has motivated you to contact our agency.  It is completely your decision whether to “opt in” or “opt out” of our communications.  There is no obligation to make any contribution if you wish solely to receive the newsletter and social media updates.

We appreciate your interest in joining the effort of Franciscan Outreach to help the homeless in Chicago.  To that end, you can trust us with your information, as it will only be used in adherence to this privacy policy and only with your permission.  If you have any questions about this privacy policy or your personal information, please call (773) 278-6724 or e-mail us at