Column: Sudden need due to coronavirus restrictions overwhelms Blue Island food pantry; volunteers, donors show best of humanity

Nationwide, 10 million people have filed unemployment claims over the past two weeks, shattering previous records. In the south suburbs it is becoming increasingly difficult for the network of government agencies, private businesses and nonprofit groups to meet surging demand for financial assistance.

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.

Blackhawks release Jim Cornelison-assisted video promoting the Chicago Community COVID-19 Response Fund

The Blackhawks announced on March 18th, that they are launching a donation-matching initiative with the Chicago Community COVID-19 Response Fund.

Big givers to Chicago’s nonprofits: We’re still here for you

In a joint letter, the heads of more than 30 local foundations pledge to maintain support for local philanthropic organizations during the COVID-19 crisis.

COVID-19 fund makes first grants, prioritizing safety-net providers

More than $3.5 million is headed to the Greater Chicago Food Depository, the Salvation Army and 40 other local nonprofits from the COVID-19 Response Fund set up by the Chicago Community Trust and United Way of Metro Chicago working with the city.

Bears pledge $250,000 to Chicago coronavirus community relief fund

Hours before Illinois’ “stay-at-home” order was set to take effect, Mayor Lori Lightfoot and other civic leaders gathered to reassure city and state residents that a food shortage was not on the horizon.

Bears pledge $250,000 to Chicago coronavirus community relief fund

The Bears are donating $250,000 to the Chicago Community COVID-19 Response Fund, the team announced Friday. The City of Chicago, the Chicago Community Trust and United Way of Metro Chicago launched the fund earlier this week to help provide access to emergency food and supplies for those in need because of the coronavirus crisis. The fund’s website says donations also will go toward helping with rent, mortgage and utility assistance and nonprofit safety and operations assistance.

$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.

Chicago’s Coronavirus Relief Fund Raises $8 Million in One Day

A coronavirus relief fund created to help people in the Chicago area is seeing tremendous support in its early days. The Chicago Community COVID-19 Response Fund is two days old, but has already raised $8 million.

Chicago coronavirus relief fund raises $8 million in just one day

There is a new website to raise money for the fight against COVID-19 in Chicago and it has already raised millions of dollars.

The Chicago Community Trust and United Way of Metro Chicago launched the website on Tuesday and in just one day, it raised more than $8 million.