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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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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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07.16.20

Solidarity in South Chicago

Residents in South Chicago are hurting. They’ve lost their loved ones to COVID-19. They’ve been struggling to pay their bills. And they’re witnessing police violence on the news and in the...

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07.10.20

Volunteering Goes Virtual

In many aspects, quarantining at home has been isolating these last few months. Fortunately, it hasn’t diminished our connection to our community — to you.  Since the COVID-19 pandemic began,...

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06.26.20

Peacekeeping on the Streets of Austin

“I’ve been shot on the same block three times. It’s the same block that I protect now,” said David “Mecca” Penn. David grew up in the Austin neighborhood, and today, he is leading a fight...

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06.17.20

Moving Forward Together 

Our region is slowly reopening, but our neighbors are still facing great challenges.  United Way of Metro Chicago and our partner The Chicago Community Trust are continuing to respond to their needs...

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06.15.20

Feeding Families At the Ballpark

This time of year, Wrigley Field is typically teeming with players and fans. Because of the coronavirus pandemic, this historic ballpark looks a lot different these days.  It’s instead filled with...

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