211 Social Service Connector Now Available for Metro Chicago

211 Metro Chicago—a free resource connecting individuals in need of assistance with essential health and social services support—is now available via phone, text, web chat and database search 24/7 for all Cook County residents.

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8 Communites, Thousands of Meals, 1 Great Cause

This holiday season, United Way of Metro Chicago, in partnership with local community organizations, will once again host Uniting for the Holidays, a festive, drive-through event supporting eight suburban communities from mid-November to mid-December. Thousands of families across the region will receive a meal and gifts that will brighten their holiday.

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United Way of Metro Chicago Announces United Neighborhoods Equity Fund Second Cohort Grantees

United Way of Metro Chicago announced the grantees of the second cohort of the United Neighborhoods Equity Fund (UNEF). The 2022–2024 cohort includes 10 small, BIPOC-led (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) nonprofits throughout the Chicago region. Each of the grantees will be awarded $50,000 of unrestricted funds over a two-year cycle to be used according to the needs of each nonprofit.

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President Preckwinkle Announces Partnership with United Way of Metro Chicago on $15 Million ‘Transforming Places’ Pilot Program

Last week, the Cook County Board of Commissioners approved a partnership with United Way of Metro Chicago to support a place-based investment strategy – the Transforming Places Pilot Program. The pilot will be funded by a $15 million investment from the Cook County Equity Fund and will also be supported by $500,000 in American Rescue Plan Act funding.

United Way of Metro Chicago Honors The Region’s Most Philanthropic Leaders

United Way of Metro Chicago hosted the 2022 Stronger Neighborhoods Awards Luncheon in celebration of the commitment of business, civic, nonprofit and community leaders working alongside United Way to build a stronger, more equitable Chicago region.

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ComEd Announces $450,000 to Launch Skilled Trades Program in Partnership with Four Chicago Catholic High Schools

ComEd, in collaboration with Big Shoulders Fund and United Way Metro Chicago, today launched Powering Our Future – a new initiative that will expand skilled trades and STEM training at four Chicago Catholic high schools.