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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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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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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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09.23.19

Prepping for A New Career & Future

PrintFriendly After Moises Vega III graduated from high school, he felt pressure to go to college. Though he was unsure about his future, his teachers and family told him getting a degree was a...

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08.21.19

Labor Partnerships Build Lasting Careers

When Katelyn, a single, stay-at-home mom, returned to the workforce last year, she set her sights on securing a job that would provide a comfortable life for her and her son.   “I felt stuck in...

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