Support Downtown Springfield

Here’s your chance to help build a healthy downtown. Anyone can contribute – whether or not you live or work in downtown. Indeed, our support comes from businesses and individuals from throughout the county who believe a strong downtown is essential for an economically thriving and welcoming city.

There are three options for you to consider to support DSI’s mission:

Join or renew your business membership with DSI today. As the lead organization representing downtown businesses & advocates, we are at the forefront of new, innovative economic & planning strategies and partnerships to revitalize the heart of our community.

We are a 501c6 nonprofit business association and Main Street organization, with a growing membership base of businesses, nonprofits and partners representing hundreds of employees, residents and other downtown stakeholders. Check out the esteemed businesses you will be joining>


  • $100 – Start-Up (first year in business downtown)
  • $200-600  – Established
  • $1000+ – Institution
  • $1000+ – Property Owner


  • $100 – Non-Profit
  • $150 – Service Partner (service business outside of downtown)

Click here to fill out an online Membership Application

Download the Membership Benefits Chart

DSI activities are hip, fun, transformational and attract key demographics–if you want to tie your brand to our vision, there are many opportunities to do so. Seventy percent of our annual funds come from corporate sponsorships, so they are vital to our creative placemaking and economic development work. Ask about sponsorship for what’s in store for 2018>

Don’t want to “become a business member” but feel inspired to make a gift in support of our work?

If you wish to make a tax-deductible gift to support downtown revitalization, we encourage you to make a contribution to the Downtown Springfield Heritage Foundation, Inc., a 501(c) (3) organization founded by DSI members in 1999 which supports a similar vision and ideals for Downtown. Send your check to Downtown Springfield Heritage Foundation, Inc. c/o DSI, 3 W Old State Capitol Plaza, #15, Springfield, IL 62701.


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