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Charity Master Account

We created our Charity Master Account to give something back to the community. Our ultimate goal is to allow charities, schools and other not-for-profit organizations to keep money working towards the cause for which it is meant. The Charity Master Account has been designed to fulfill the banking needs of these groups with a series of accounts and services.

Free NOW Account

Select a general operating account, a payroll account, or a special fund account.

  • No monthly service charge, maintenance or activity fee. Other fees may apply i.e. wire transfer, stop payment fees or monthly fee only during months where credit card processing is utilized.
  •  FREE first order of personal-sized safety paper Deluxe checks (up to 200 checks)
  • FREE imaged checks with CheckManager Plus®
  • FREE On-line Banking, Bill Pay and Telebank
  • FREE Quicken, QuickBooks and Microsoft Money download capabilities


Free Accounts for Employees

In these days of rising bank service charges, free bank accounts for salaried employees are a valuable employee benefit for your staff.

  • No monthly service charges for employees with traditional checking accounts.  Other service charges may apply
  • FREE first order of personal-sized safety paper Deluxe checks (up to 200 checks)
  • FREE On-line Banking, Bill Pay and CheckManager Plus®


Credit Card Processing

Credit cards have become a convenient and sometimes necessary part of daily operations and fundraising endeavors. Charities and schools often lack the transaction volumes to obtain the most economical processing fees and support costly equipment... resulting in lost revenues or delayed cash flow. To help you in this area, we provide a credit card processing system that is affordable and easy to use.

  • This service is available to not-for-profit organizations at a special rate
  • There is no need to purchase costly equipment
  • If you have the processing volume to support your own direct processing system, we still offer discounts on equipment and transaction costs


Government Funds

Wintrust Government Funds provides the expertise and financial solutions for school districts, park districts, municipalities, and other local governments. Wintrust Government Funds offers superior customer service, customized products, sharper pricing, and quicker decisions, with the dedicated community involvement that only a group of community banks can boast.

Wintrust Government Funds employees deliver the day-to-day industry experience and knowledge necessary to work with local government entities of all shapes and sizes.
Wintrust Government Funds offers a full complement of retail and business banking solutions, along with specialized municipal offerings, to deliver a customized package that works for you.

Wintrust’s MaxSafe® Municipal was created specifically for local government agencies. The MaxSafe® process increases the amount of FDIC insurance coverage provided to local government entities to $3.75 million, per titled account, by spreading deposits across Wintrust’s 15 banks. With a MaxSafe® account, funds are deposited on behalf of a customer and a single consolidated statement and one tax document are provided at the end of the year.

For more information about Wintrust Government Funds, please contact Aimee Briles, Vice President, at (630) 560-2120 or

Cash Services

Cash boxes and cash counting services are available to you at no cost. Just call ahead to reserve the boxes and we can even organize them for you!

Credit Availability

Many times, charities and schools find themselves with opportunities which require the extension of credit-either on a short term or long term basis. Our bank, or in conjunction with the State of Illinois or other government agencies, can provide qualified borrowers with the perfect loan at competitive rates to meet their needs.

Trust and Investment Services

Our Wintrust Wealth Management Group (Wayne Hummer Investments, The Chicago Trust Company, and Great Lakes Advisors) offers a variety of services and seminars, including:

  • Planned Giving
  • Charitable Remainder Trusts
  • Individual Estate Planning

And, we can help you manage your money and endowments to ensure that even more is available for the worthy cause you represent.

Securities provided by Wayne Hummer Investments, LLC (Member SIPC). Accounts carried by First Clearing Corp. (member NYSE/SIPC). Trust and Asset Management services provided by The Chicago Trust Company, N.A. and Great Lakes Advisors, LLC respectively.

Investments products such as stocks, bonds, and mutual funds:

Education Classes

Teaching young people the basic concepts of finance and banking is an important part of their education in today's complex word. Officers of our bank are available to come and speak to classes from grade school to high school on such issues as fundamental money management skills, how a bank works, how to obtain credit and much more. Tours for qualified groups are also available.