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06.17.20

Chicago Community COVID-19 Response Fund Allocates Additional $6 Million in Grants

The Chicago Community COVID-19 Response Fund announced the fourth round of funding totaling $6 million. Grants will be allocated to 176 community organizations serving clients in the City of Chicago and the surrounding suburbs. The funds will aid coordinated community response efforts, including food access, cash assistance and mental health services.

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06.01.20

A Statement From Our CEO

Today we are mourning for our city and our nation. For many of our neighbors, the death of George Floyd felt like too much to bear as we face both a health and economic crisis. We hear you and we want to assure you that we are right here with you. We also know that our words will not be enough. It’s what we do that matters.

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04.10.20

The Latest On The Chicago Community COVID-19 Response Fund

United Way of Metro Chicago and The Chicago Community Trust created The Chicago Community COVID-19 Response Fund to support nonprofits serving many in need. Reset checks in with one of the leaders of the fund to hear about the latest developments.

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05.15.20

Elgin COVID-19 Response Fund Established for Nonprofits

A new Elgin COVID Response Fund has been established to help nonprofits that serve Elgin residents, officials said Friday.

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05.15.20

‘Sweet Home Chicago’ Telethon, Sponsored by Area CEOs, to Support COVID-19 Relief Efforts Saturday

Business leaders from Chicago’s financial, development and entertainment industries are banding together to raise funds for the Chicago Community COVID-19 Response Fund, along with other local charities and coronavirus relief efforts.

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05.06.20

Help Those Most Affected By the COVID-19 Pandemic in Chicago

Never before have we seen so many of our neighbors in financial need as we are experiencing during the unexpected coronavirus pandemic. You can make a difference in the lives of those most affected by this economic debacle by making a donation to the "Chicago Community Covid-19 Response Fund".

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04.29.20

NBC Sports Chicago to Air Fundraiser to Benefit Local Nonprofit Organizations Serving our Region’s Most Vulnerable Neighbors

NBC Sports Chicago has announced a special fundraising event: Be Chicago: “Together We Can”. Sean Garrett, the CEO of United Way Of Metro Chicago, and Kevin Cross, the Senior Vice President and General Manager of NBC Sports Chicago, join Bob Sirott and Dave Eanet to preview the event. WGNRadio's Bob Sirott Reports.

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04.28.20

NBC Sports Chicago to Host Star-Studded COVID-19 Fundraiser, Pay Tribute to Front-line Workers

When the sports world came to a standstill last month in an attempt to limit the spread of the coronavirus, Eddie Olczyk knew he couldn’t just sit back and ride out the pandemic at his home. So, he called NBC Sports Chicago senior vice president and general manager Kevin Cross and pitched the idea of the station potentially holding a telethon.

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04.27.20

Dozens of Chicago Sports Stars are Scheduled to Appear Wednesday Night on NBC Sports Chicago’s Telethon for Coronavirus Aid

NBC Sports Chicago is presenting “Be Chicago: Together We Can,” a four-hour telethon Wednesday night featuring sports stars, musicians, “frontline heroes” and more in support of the Chicago Community COVID-19 Response Fund.

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04.23.20

Chicago Tonight: Brighton Park Neighborhood Council Interview

The governor modifies and extends the stay-at-home order. How Brighton Park neighbors are weathering the crisis. What the president’s immigration order means. And sports during the 1918 flu pandemic.

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04.14.20

Blue Cap Receives Support from United Way to Help Provide Support to Struggling Families

Blue Cap has partnered with United Way to provide additional funding to families during the coronavirus pandemic. NBC 5’s LeeAnn Trotter Reports.

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04.10.20

The Latest On The Chicago Community COVID-19 Response Fund

United Way of Metro Chicago and The Chicago Community Trust created The Chicago Community COVID-19 Response Fund to support nonprofits serving many in need. Reset checks in with one of the leaders of the fund to hear about the latest developments.

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04.08.20

Fund Established to Help Chicagoans During Coronavirus Pandemic Announces 2nd Round of Grants to Nonprofits

Organizers of a Chicago-area fund set up in response to the coronavirus pandemic announced Wednesday it is making its second round of grants, this time handing out $5.3 million to 103 local nonprofits.

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