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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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Press Release

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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Press Release

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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05.26.20

Our Neighbors on the Front Lines

All year long, PCC Community Wellness Center (PCC) provides healthcare to our underserved neighbors on Chicago’s West side and western suburbs. In the wake of COVID-19, PCC jumped into action to...

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05.19.20

In a Pandemic, Information Is A Lifeline

Information is critical to staying safe and healthy during this pandemic.  A guide for proper sanitation can lower the risk of contracting COVID-19. A call to a helpline can move someone from the...

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05.08.20

Donors Get Creative to Support Community

Times of crisis can bring out the best of humankind. The recent coronavirus pandemic is no different. Take Kelly Reed for example.  The current state of the world inspired this local musician,...

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05.05.20

Hats Off to the Classroom Heroes

After several weeks of the coronavirus stay-at-home order, the governor determined that schools won’t reopen until the fall. This means that students will lose precious class time and miss...

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04.29.20

When Staying Home Doesn’t Mean Staying Safe

When we think of basic necessities, we often consider food, water, shelter and clothing.  Add a phone to that list. In situations where a phone is the only connection to a support system, it is...

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04.27.20

Staying Connected While Apart 

Like many nonprofits across the region, Chinese Mutual Aid Association (CMAA) has moved its work online in response to the city and state’s social-distancing guidelines.   Since the change, CMAA...

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04.21.20

COVID-19 Fund Helps Families Find Financial Relief

When she arrived at work on Monday, March 16, Maria Martinez wasn’t greeted with a “Good morning” or “How are you?” Instead, she and her colleagues at the coffee factory found themselves...

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04.19.20

Helping Jobless Workers Weather the Crisis

As hotels, restaurants and venues stand empty across our state, more than 634,000 workers reported losing their jobs in recent weeks. Many of whom are union workers who’ve been laid off as...

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04.17.20

Neighbors Helping Neighbors In Need

These days, when she’s not trailing after her grandson at home, Vora Long-Williams is helping her neighbors in Englewood.  As a member of the Resident Association of Greater Englewood (R.A.G.E.),...

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04.15.20

Tackling Hunger During the COVID-19 Crisis

Florida Mosely was sitting at home last Tuesday when her phone rang. Her daughter was calling to tell her cars were lining up around the block of Blue Cap Pantry. She quickly grabbed her keys and...

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