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Edgewater Mutual Aid Network is transitioning to a new Fiscal Host

Edgewater Mutual Aid Network cannot receive contributions at the moment. This page will be updated with more information once the collective transitions to a new Fiscal Host.

Edgewater Mutual Aid Network

We are a grassroots effort aiming to provide critical relief and engage in mutual aid practices with the Edgewater, Chicago community. To learn about how to volunteer or request aid, visit


Edgewater Mutual Aid Network is all of us

Our contributors 343

Thank you for supporting Edgewater Mutual Aid Network.

Leah Rogers


$1,471 USD



$500 USD

Jennifer Flynn


$114 USD

Crossroads Fund

$28,000 USD

Lilly Wachowski

$22,000 USD

Edgewater Mut...

$21,435 USD

11/27/2021 Transferring funds raised from our V...

Sunjay Kumar

$10,388 USD

Eli Mauskopf

$6,450 USD

Bruce Gingras


$3,500 USD

Nisha Pillai

$2,950 USD

Anonymous Amy


$2,250 USD


Transparent and open finances.

TP and Laundry Sheets

Program Food & Groceries
-$268.43 USD
Reimbursement #211285
food distribution
Reimbursement #207370
Reimbursement #196674
Today’s balance

$26,204.79 USD

Total raised

$152,572.95 USD

Total disbursed

$126,368.16 USD

Estimated annual budget

$75,295.66 USD


Let’s get the ball rolling!

News from Edgewater Mutual Aid Network

Updates on our activities and progress.

‼️ URGENT: Please Donate By March 15

We received notice this week that our fiscal sponsor, OpenCollective Foundation, is closing by the end of the year. They have informed us that our last day to accept donations through the Foundation is March 15, which we mu...
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Published on March 1, 2024 by Alyssa

Help us support our houseless neighbors through dangerous cold weather

Hey everyone! Over the past week, we've been doing outreach to folks living in tents to make sure they are warm and safe through last week's storm and this week's cold snap, while temperatures have gone down to -10 F with reported windchill...
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Published on January 16, 2024 by Alyssa

2023 End of Year Report

Happy Solstice from Edgewater Mutual Aid Network! Thank you so much for donating and being a part of our network in 2023. Our abolitionist mutual aid efforts attempt to address the multiple crises that those in our community suffer from, do...
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Published on December 22, 2023 by Leah Rogers


New donation page & fiscal host coming soon!!!

The Edgewater Mutual Aid Network (EMAN) is a grassroots effort to share resources and build a network of support in our community. As an autonomous mutual aid network, we operate through an anti-capitalist lens driven by solidarity, not charity. Every dollar donated to Edgewater Mutual Aid Network goes back into our community through resources like our weekly grocery distro, our garden plot, and bill assistance. We are a grassroots, non-hierarchical, volunteer-only group funded entirely by our community. Make a donation today to support Edgewater neighbors through solidarity, not charity!  

As a small group with limited finances, we try to meet with neighbors and determine their needs as well as our own capacity, from boosting fundraisers to providing direct assistance. EMAN provides aid specifically to neighbors within Edgewater, and aims to build relationships instead of viewing aid as simply transactional.  

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