Chicago Community COVID-19 Response Fund Newsroom

Stay up to date with new and noteworthy developments in the Chicago Community COVID-19 Response Fund.

For all media inquiries and requests, please contact Kiara Goodwin at kiara.goodwin@liveunitedchicago.org or 312.906.2291, or Nina Alcacio at nalcacio@cct.org or 312.565.2148.


Press Releases

Chicago Community COVID-19 Response Fund Allocates Additional $6 Million in Grants

June 17, 2020

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...

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$9.5 Million in Grants Awarded to Combat Health and Financial Disparities Magnified by COVID-19

May 12, 2020

In response to COVID-19’s continuous impact on Chicago residents and the local economy, the Chicago Community COVID-19 Respond Fund announced an additional $9.5 million in grants...

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Chicago COVID-19 Response Fund Approves Additional $5.3 million To Support Chicago Nonprofits

April 8, 2020

The Chicago Community COVID-19 Response Fund has approved an additional $5.3 million in grants to 103 local nonprofit organizations responding to the immediate needs of neighbors facing instability in the metropolitan Chicago region...

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More than $3.5 Million in Grants Deployed to Local Nonprofit Organizations Serving Residents Most in Need

March 24, 2020

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...

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Chicago Community COVID-19 Response Fund Established to Rapidly Deploy Resources to Local Nonprofit Organizations Serving Most Vulnerable Residents

March 17, 2020

The Chicago Community Trust and United Way of Metro Chicago today announced they are establishing the Chicago Community COVID-19 Response Fund. In partnership with the City of Chicago, Chicago philanthropy, business leaders, and generous donors, the fund will rapidly deploy resources to local nonprofit organizations...

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Top Stories

Craving normalcy during the pandemic? You can still get ‘charred’ by The Wiener’s Circle — curbside or via FaceTime

June 9, 2020  |  Chicago Sun Times

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This Chicago Hot Dog Stand Has the Most Insulting Curbside Pickup Ever

June 8, 2020  |  Muse by CLIO

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Elgin contributes $50,000 to COVID fund

May 28, 2020  |  Daily Herald

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Elgin City Council expected to give $60K to nonprofits helping struggling business owners, families

May 26, 2020  |  Chicago Tribune

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Chicago-area philanthropies step up to support Southland nonprofits on frontlines of COVID-19 response

May 24, 2020  |  Chicago Tribune

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Chicago Community COVID-19 Response Fund awards ICNA Relief $25,000

May 20, 2020  |  Daily Herald

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Donations sought for new Elgin Covid Response Fund to help people struggling to pay bills during pandemic

May 17, 2020  |  Elgin Courier-News

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Elgin COVID Response Fund established for nonprofits

May 15, 2020  |  Daily Herald

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‘Sweet Home Chicago’ telethon, sponsored by area CEOs, to support COVID-19 relief efforts Saturday

May 15, 2020  |  Chicago Tribune

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Help those most affected by the Covid-19 pandemic in Chicago

May 6, 2020  |  Telemundo Chicago

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NBC Sports Chicago to air fundraiser to benefit local nonprofit organizations serving our region’s most vulnerable neighbors

April 29, 2020  |  WGN Online, Radio

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NBC Sports Chicago to host star-studded COVID

April 28, 2020  |  Chicago Sun Times

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Dozens of Chicago sports stars are scheduled to appear Wednesday night on NBC Sports Chicago’s telethon for coronavirus aid

April 27, 2020  |  Chicago Tribune

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How Brighton Park neighbors are weathering the crisis.

April 23, 2020  |  WTTW

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Reset with Jenn White: Centralizing Philanthropy, Serving Chicago's Most Vulnerable

April 1, 2020  |  WBEZ-FM (Radio)

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Foundations, nonprofits act swiftly to contend with the coronavirus

March 30, 2020  |  Sun-Times

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

March 26, 2020  |  Crain’s

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

March 24, 2020  |  Crain’s

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$10 Million Raised In Less Than A Week To Help Chicagoans Hit Hardest By COVID-19 Crisis

March 20, 2020  |  Block Club Chicago

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Column: Chicago just launched a coronavirus relief fund for our hardest-hit residents. In one day, it raised $8 million

March 18, 2020  |  Chicago Tribune

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Chicago’s big donors raise millions for fund to help with impact of coronavirus pandemic

March 17, 2020  |  Sun-Times

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Chicago Community Trust, United Way launching coronavirus fund

March 16, 2020  |  Crain’s

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