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03.30.20

Foundations, nonprofits act swiftly to contend with the coronavirus

An effort led by the Chicago Community Trust and the United Way of Metro Chicago has helped more than 40 organizations deliver essential services.

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03.24.20

More than $3.5 Million in Grants Deployed to Local Nonprofit Organizations Serving Residents Most in Need

The Chicago Community COVID-19 Response Fund has earmarked more than $3.5 million in grant support to 42 local nonprofit organizations serving the metropolitan Chicago region. The Fund established by The Chicago Community Trust and United Way of Metro Chicago in partnership with the City of Chicago has raised more than $13.5 million since its March 17th launch thanks to local philanthropy, business leaders, and generous donors.

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Press Release

03.17.20

Chicago Community COVID-19 Response Fund Established to Rapidly Deploy Resources to Local Nonprofit Organizations Serving Most Vulnerable Residents

The Chicago Community Trust and United Way of Metro Chicago today announced they are establishing the Chicago Community COVID-19 Response Fund. In partnership with the City of Chicago, Chicago philanthropy, business leaders, and generous donors, the fund will rapidly deploy resources to local nonprofit organizations serving our most vulnerable residents in the Chicago region as a result of the public health, social and economic consequences of COVID-19.

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03.19.20

Chicago’s Coronavirus Relief Fund Raises $8 Million in One Day

A coronavirus relief fund created to help people in the Chicago area is seeing tremendous support in its early days. The Chicago Community COVID-19 Response Fund is two days old, but has already raised $8 million.

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03.18.20

Chicago just launched a coronavirus relief fund for our hardest-hit residents. In one day, it raised $8 million

Chicago has joined a growing list of cities establishing COVID-19 relief funds to deploy immediate resources to the families and neighborhoods hit hardest by the economic fallout of the new coronavirus.

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03.18.20

Chicago coronavirus relief fund raises $8 million in just one day

There is a new website to raise money for the fight against COVID-19 in Chicago and it has already raised millions of dollars.The Chicago Community Trust and United Way of Metro Chicago launched the website on Tuesday and in just one day, it raised more than $8 million.

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03.17.20

Chicago Community COVID-19 Response Fund Established to Rapidly Deploy Resources to Local Nonprofit Organizations Serving Most Vulnerable Residents

The Chicago Community Trust and United Way of Metro Chicago today announced they are establishing the Chicago Community COVID-19 Response Fund. In partnership with the City of Chicago, Chicago philanthropy, business leaders, and generous donors, the fund will rapidly deploy resources to local nonprofit organizations serving our most vulnerable residents in the Chicago region as a result of the public health, social and economic consequences of COVID-19.

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03.17.20

Chicago’s big donors raise millions for fund to help with impact of coronavirus pandemic

Chicago’s leading donors and fundraisers said Tuesday they are joining forces to raise money for nonprofit groups that will help residents whose health and livelihoods have been imperiled by the coronavirus.

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03.16.20

Chicago Community Trust, United Way launching coronavirus fund

A fund aimed at helping victims of the coronavirus outbreak is being set up by the Chicago Community Trust and United Way of Metro Chicago, assisted by City Hall, business leaders and other philanthropies.

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03.12.20

Struggling to afford basic needs: 24% of Illinois households are above the poverty line but can’t afford the cost of living

Hattie Clay, 47, is a long-term West Sider trying to make ends meet despite a slew of health issues, including asthma, high blood pressure and dialysis three days a week. She says she relies on her children to help out with the household expenses, which total about $2,000 a month. Six of her children, ages 20 to 29, plus grandchildren, live under one roof.

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03.04.20

New Report Finds One in Three Illinois Households Can't Afford Basic Needs

Thirty-six​ percent of Illinois households have incomes below the state’s cost of living, according to new data from the report “ALICE in Illinois: A Financial Hardship Study.” The report was funded by the United Way of Illinois and led by Dr. Stephanie Hoopes, Director of the ALICE project, a national research initiative. (Newswire)

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03.04.20

Nearly half of Chicago households struggle to afford basic necessities: report

Soon after Princess Gonzales started dating Maribel Saenz three years ago, disaster struck: 240 pounds of tiles fell on Gonzales’ left knee, cutting her tile setter apprenticeship short.

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03.04.20

United Way ALICE Report: 32% of Evanston Households Earn Less Than a Household Survival Budget

A United Way report titled ALICE in Illinois: A Financial Hardship Study,” was released today. “ALICE” is an acronym for asset limited, income constrained, employed. “The term represents the growing number of households in our communities that do not earn enough to afford basic necessities,” says the 108 page report.

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