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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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10.22.19

BMO Harris Bank gives record gift to United Way of Metro Chicago

BMO Harris Bank on Tuesday made the largest philanthropic contribution in the bank’s long history in the United States. The fortunate recipient was the United Way of Metro Chicago — an organization that the bank has a long history of supporting. (Chicago Business Journal)

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10.21.19

BMO Harris Bank Invests in Community-Led Strategies with $10 Million Gift to United Way of Metro Chicago as Part of Chicago Mayor’s South and West Side Investment Plan

In support of Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s South and West Side investment plan, United Way of Metro Chicago has announced a $10 million charitable investment from BMO Harris Bank. Through the largest corporate gift in United Way of Metro Chicago’s history, BMO Harris Bank is deepening its impact in the Chicago community with a specific focus on resident-led efforts guided by Austin Coming Together. (PR Web)

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10.21.19

Mayor Lori Lightfoot announces neighborhood investment plan with $10 million from BMO Harris Bank

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot on Monday announced an initiative meant to spur development in 10 neighborhoods on the city’s South and West sides, helped by a $10 million contribution from BMO Harris Bank. (Chicago Tribune)

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10.21.19

Lightfoot to shift $750 million to South and West sides

Mayor Lori Lightfoot gave her first hints at what her economic development plans look like, announcing that the city would rechannel $750 million in existing funds to priority areas on the city’s South and West sides. (Crain's)

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09.17.19

United Way of Metro Chicago Announces $1 Million Gift from Rick and Cate Waddell

United Way of Metro Chicago has received a $1 million charitable commitment from Rick and Cate Waddell to support economic development in the community of Austin through the Neighborhood Network Initiative. (PR Web)

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06.19.19

United Way of Metro Chicago and Ashley Homestores' Hope to Dream Program Provide Over 140 Childeren with New Beds

With the help of United Way’s community partners, Hope to Dream, the official charity of Ashley HomeStores across North America, provided a bedframe, mattress, sheet set, comforter and pillow to those most in need.

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06.03.19

United Way of Metro Chicago Teams Up With NowPow to Power Collective Care Across Chicago

United Way of Metro Chicago is implementing NowPow, a digital platform to power its Neighborhood Network Initiative, providing community organizations with the tools to digitally find and connect Chicago-area residents to the services they need to improve health and quality of life. (Business Wire)

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06.03.19

Through United Way Partnership, Startup NowPow Seeks to Connect Chicagoans to Health and Social Resources

United Way of Metro Chicago has joined forces with health tech startup NowPow, a Chicago-based startup offering a platform that connects people to resources for chronic health and social conditions, according to a news release. (Med City News)

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05.30.19

Chicago's United Way tackles health in Austin

United Way of Metro Chicago is working with a local health tech startup to connect residents in the Austin neighborhood with community resources that address chronic health and social conditions like food insecurity. (Crain's)

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05.17.19

United Way of Metro Chicago Honors the Region’s Most Philanthropic Leaders

United Way of Metro Chicago hosted the 2019 Stronger Neighborhoods Awards Luncheon in celebration of the individuals, businesses and community organizations that have joined forces to drive change at the neighborhood level across the Chicago region. (PR Web)

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