Intellectual Disabilities

All ID Monies from 2021-22 fraternal year must be requested by December 1, 2022. Please check your Prior Year Balance on the Charities Report and fill out a Disbursement Request Form if you have money available. After December 1 these monies will no longer be available for distribution by councils. Any questions should be directed to Denny at the State Office.

Join us for a Blackhawks Game
And Help Special Olympics Illinois

Sunday, November 27 is Knights of Columbus Day with the Chicago Blawkhawks. Purchase a special Gameday Experience Ticket and join in the fun. Your ticket purchase includes a tour of the locker room and training facilities, open skate with skate rental included, pregame buffet dinner and soft drinks.

Group up and Save! Purchasing as a group of 10 or more will pay no processing fees. Several different seating sections are available for this special offer. Scan the QR code on the flyer to right and see sections and prices. Only ticket sales from the QR code or calling the number listed will qualify for this special package.

The more who go the more we benefit! The Blackhawks organization will be donating to the Illinois Knights of Columbus merchandise and memorabilia based on the number of tickets sold. All items received will be raffled as prizes and the proceeds will be used to benefit Special Olympics Illinois.

Buy your ticket today and help Special Olympics!

KoC 2022 Flyer (1).pdf

Run an Online ID Drive for Free

Your council can have it's own online webpage for raising ID funds that will be credited directly towards your council goal. Click the above link to get started.

  • Click Become a Fundraiser

  • Choose "I am fundraising on my own"

  • Name the page and include your Council Number in the title

  • Create a brief summary

  • Tell your ID Story - include who you donate to

  • Create a campaign


Share the link to your Council's page to as many people as you can. A graphic on the right side of your page will help you keep track of your progress towards the goal. If you need help, contact the State Office for assistance.

Fund Recipients

In order to be a reciepient of the funds generated by the Intellectual Disabilities Drive, Organizations must register with Illinois State Council Knights of Columbus Charities, Inc. and be recognized as a provider of qualified services for persons with intellectual disabilities. Please use the Fund Recipient Form to request approval of an organization to be eligible to receive ID funds.

Fund Recipient Application Form PDF

Listing of Approved Charities for Fund Distribution - Updated 1-26-21

Ed Feeney and Ted Glaser, Chairmen

The Intellectual Disabilities or "Tootsie Roll" Fund Drive is one of the most recognizable activities that the Knights of Columbus do. The funds generated from this drive are used to support local programs which help people with special learning and life needs.

The 52nd Annual Drive will be held:

September 16-17-18, 2022

Approved Alternate Dates
Sept. 2-4
Sept. 9-11
Sept. 23-25

Can't schedule those dates in your community?

You are allowed to set up a different date for your ID Drive. Be sure to let the State Office and Chairmen know your plans so that the appropriate insurance certificates can be issued for your event. Any other dates for Street Corner collections must be approved by the Charities Director.

ID Drive Logos

Color Version

Black And White Version

Download and use these logos for your ID Drive advertising.

Mission Statement

  • To aid and contribute, to organizations devoted to the care of individuals and particularly those inflicted with one or more forms of Intellectual disability

  • To aid and contribute to the creation, maintenance and development of hospital, scientific, religious, educational and charitable activities and projects

  • To do and perform any and all such objects, either alone or in cooperation with charitable, educational, scientific and religious societies or organizations

  • To receive gifts, legacies, grants and donations from any reputable source

  • To make gifts or donations to carry out the objectives and purposes of the Corporation to 501C3 organizations

  • To manage and distribute funds for operating programs as identified herein, in the name of Illinois State Council K of C Charities, Inc. to various charitable causes

  • To promote charitable activities sponsored by the Illinois State Council Knights of Columbus and its subordinate councils

  • To foster the principle of charity within the Illinois jurisdiction and in states where Illinois residents are welcomed.

  • To grant interest free home loans to state approved organizations that provide housing for the intellectually disabled.

Other Opportunities

Check here for other opportunities to Support our ID Efforts and Special Olympics.

Collect on a Downtown Chicago Corner Flyer


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Document Form that must be saved (right click link and choose save as), completed in Microsoft Word and emailed to the State Office for Processing. Send the completed and saved form to

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IGA Submission Form

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