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What is Hops for Humanity?

Hops for Humanity is a group of dedicated local men and women who gather together four times a year to raise money for greater Chicagoland charities while drinking unique craft beer from local breweries. Hops for Humanity is a 501(c)(3) charity recognized by the IRS, and is a simple and fun way to raise money.

Hops for Humanity members gather quarterly at a local restaurant or brewery to select and benefit a local charity. Our goal is to recruit a minimum of 100 members, with each member committed to donate $100 at each event. Once membership is achieved, a winning charity will receive the $1,000's raised at the event. Multiplied by four events per year, Hops for Humanity member donations create serious support for local charities!

Your donation is completely tax deductible and, will make a big difference to local charities. Importantly, you will get to taste unique or reserve beer from a brewery that you may have never heard of before. All in the company of local members who are focused on doing good in the community. Our meetings will be brief, lasting approximately 1.5 hours. Of course, you are free to stay after the meeting and enjoy the company of your fellow Hops for Humanity members.

This is perfect for you if:

  • You want to help those in need, but cannot personally commit a lot of time or resources;

  • You want to increase the dollar impact of your own generous contribution by pooling it with others; 

  • You want virtually 100% of your donation to go directly to local charities.

And all you need to do is give $100 and one hour of your time four times a year.

What can happen with the power of collective giving?

When you donate $100 to a charity, you wonder if you're making a difference. But when 100 people donate $100 at the same time, they raise $1,000's for a worthy cause. That's impact.

No volunteering, no telemarketing, no event planning, no silent auction donations to solicit. Simply a great way to give back right in our own community. Come join us.

Charity Guidelines


Raise $1,000's for your favorite local charity while drinking beer!

Hops for Humanity is looking for committed members to nominate their favorite qualifying charity to be awarded $1,000's at our next event. See our Events Schedule for more info. 

See you then, and cheers!
Patrick T. Sheehan | Founder

Everyone Votes!

Join us at our next even to experience the incredible feeling of selecting a local deserving charity that can receive $1,000's in donations! All paying attendees (guests) will be able to vote for the nominated charities. At each event, our prior event winner presents how they are using our funds to make a difference in their organization. Remember 100% of attendees $100 donation has gone directly to the winning charity! Bring along your spouse, family members and friends!

*Nomination of charities is still only available to committed Hops for Humanity members.  A committed Member is an individual that commits to paying for four consecutive events. 

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