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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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04.02.20

Column: Sudden Need Due to Coronavirus Restrictions Overwhelms Blue Island Food Pantry; Volunteers, Donors Show Best of Humanity

Nationwide, 10 million people have filed unemployment claims over the past two weeks, shattering previous records. In the south suburbs it is becoming increasingly difficult for the network of government agencies, private businesses and nonprofit groups to meet surging demand for financial assistance.

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04.01.20

Centralizing Philanthropy, Serving Chicago’s Most Vulnerable

As we concentrate on taking care of ourselves and our own, who’s looking after the most vulnerable populations in and around Chicago?

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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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03.28.20

Blackhawks Release Jim Cornelison-assisted Video Promoting the Chicago Community COVID-19 Response Fund

The Blackhawks announced on March 18th, that they are launching a donation-matching initiative with the Chicago Community COVID-19 Response Fund.

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03.26.20

Big Givers to Chicago's Nonprofits: We're Still Here for you

In a joint letter, the heads of more than 30 local foundations pledge to maintain support for local philanthropic organizations during the COVID-19 crisis.

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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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03.24.20

COVID-19 Fund Makes First Grants, Prioritizing Safety-net Providers

More than $3.5 million is headed to the Greater Chicago Food Depository, the Salvation Army and 40 other local nonprofits from the COVID-19 Response Fund set up by the Chicago Community Trust and United Way of Metro Chicago working with the city.

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03.22.20

Bears Pledge $250,000 to Chicago Coronavirus Community Relief Fund

Hours before Illinois’ “stay-at-home” order was set to take effect, Mayor Lori Lightfoot and other civic leaders gathered to reassure city and state residents that a food shortage was not on the horizon.

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03.21.20

Bears Pledge $250,000 to Chicago Coronavirus Community Relief Fund

The Bears are donating $250,000 to the Chicago Community COVID-19 Response Fund, the team announced Friday. The City of Chicago, the Chicago Community Trust and United Way of Metro Chicago launched the fund earlier this week to help provide access to emergency food and supplies for those in need because of the coronavirus crisis. The fund’s website says donations also will go toward helping with rent, mortgage and utility assistance and nonprofit safety and operations assistance.

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03.20.20

$10 Million Raised In Less Than A Week To Help Chicagoans Hit Hardest By COVID-19 Crisis

A new fund that aims to provide emergency food and basic supplies to people impacted by the coronavirus pandemic has raised more than $10 million since its launch Monday.In collaboration with the city of Chicago, the Chicago Community Trust and United Way of Metro Chicago will begin distributing money from Chicago Community COVID-19 Response Fund to nonprofits in the coming days.

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