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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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03.20.20

$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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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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04.09.20

Chicago Unites to Care for Community

A lot has happened in the last few weeks.  In response to the coronavirus pandemic, schools and businesses have closed. Workers have lost their jobs. Nonprofits and health care providers have been...

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04.08.20

Letter From Our President: COVID-19 Response Fund Update

The past two weeks have, in many ways, transformed our lives and our city. Yet, in such a challenging time, the thing that gives me great hope and inspiration is seeing how quickly our community has...

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04.05.20

Help In Bronzeville Is Just A Call Away

When he was in middle school, Teena Hendrick’s son began acting out. Neeco, just 12, would curse at his teachers and refused to do his homework.  Teena didn’t think much of it at first, passing...

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03.31.20

A Community of Compassion for Mental Health

Years ago, Estela Diaz, a mother of five, sought therapy as she navigated a family crisis and chronic depression and anxiety.  As a mother of five, she faces daily responsibilities — taking her...

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03.23.20

What Makes Bronzeville Strong?

The dedicated staff at Bronzeville’s Bright Star Community Outreach (BSCO) are guided by two key mottos: Pursue excellence, and “convene, don’t compete.” As the lead agency of the...

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03.08.20

Celebrating the Women of United Way

Our United Way network is full of passionate women who give back to their community in unique ways. Some plan fundraising campaigns in their office to drum up support for our neighborhood...

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03.03.20

Working Hard While Juggling Jobs to Survive

Between the two of them, Brighton Park moms Princess Gonzales and Maribel Saenz work four different jobs. In the mornings, Princess is a parent mentor with Brighton Park Neighborhood Council (BPNC),...

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02.26.20

Celebrating & Preserving Culture in Auburn Gresham

The tunes of Muddy Waters, Willie Dixon and Koko Taylor trailed through the hallways of the Naomi and Sylvester Senior Living Center in Auburn Gresham. In its recreation room, senior citizens of the...

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02.20.20

Raising Wages Through Workforce Trainings

Two years ago, Senait, a young woman from Ethiopia, picked up her life and moved to the United States. When she first arrived in the city, she held two jobs, working as a cashier for both Dunkin...

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02.19.20

Engineering A Stronger Chicago

As a civil engineer at Burns & McDonnell, Adam Blumstein shapes the infrastructure of our region. He works with residents and local municipalities to keep properties safe and water clean by...

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