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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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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

‘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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10.23.20

Welcome, AmeriCorps Team!

United Way of Metro Chicago is committed to empowering our neighbors to create the change they hope to see in their community. Our AmeriCorps program is one way we’re doing so. This year, seven...

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10.05.20

Wrap-around Services Help DV Survivors Move Forward

Last year, Sonia and her two daughters fled their home from physical, emotional and financial abuse at the hands of her husband. For years, he hit and choked Sonia and encouraged the girls to hurt...

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09.16.20

Giving Campaigns Go Digital

Like most things, nonprofit fundraising looks a lot different these days.  Instead of meeting our incredible corporate donors face-to-face in their offices or on the job, United Way of Metro...

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09.09.20

Community Organizations Build Towards Racial Equity

Throughout our nation’s history, racism and white supremacy have harmed our Black neighbors and other people of color. Movements and activists have fought against these oppressions, but they are...

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08.27.20

Neighbors Collaborate to End Hunger

Hard times call for collaboration and innovation. The COVID-19 pandemic is no different.  In response to this health and economic crisis, our neighbors across the region are coupling traditional...

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08.12.20

Looming Housing Crisis Calls for Short & Long-Term Solutions

The United States is on the cusp of the worst housing crisis in its history. Our neighbors have lost their jobs and are struggling to afford their rent and mortgage payments. Though evictions have...

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08.05.20

Bain Bands Together to Make an Impact

When the City of Chicago’s stay at home order went into place in March, many Chicagoans were left confused and unsure of how to move forward — and understandably so! But there were also folks...

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08.03.20

When Two United Way Stories Become One

For Clyde McGregor and LeAnn Pope, United Way has been a longstanding part of their story, both as donors and as a couple. The two were introduced by a mutual friend at church in Winnetka, but Clyde...

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07.28.20

Farm Workers Feed Our Families

Summer is here, and with this warm weather comes our favorite seasonal staples — fresh produce and (socially distant) barbecues.  While chowing down on fresh watermelon or corn on the cob, have...

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07.22.20

Dr. G Leads the Way

In the community and corporate world, United Way partners with dynamic leaders who envision bold change and put action to aspirations. In our office, it’s no different. We’re proud to have...

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