Chicago Community COVID-19 Response Fund

Supporting local nonprofit organizations serving our region’s most vulnerable neighbors

Like you, the primary concern of everyone at The Chicago Community Trust is for a rapid de-escalation of the novel coronavirus COVID-19. And while the full impact of the virus is not yet known, we can be certain the ramifications will be far-reaching and particularly extreme for the most vulnerable in our region.

In partnership with the City of Chicago and United Way of Metro Chicago we have launched the Chicago Community COVID-19 Response Fund to unite the funds raised by Chicago’s philanthropies, corporations and individuals to be disbursed to nonprofit organizations across the region.

The region’s health and human service organizations are experiencing a surge in demand for services from neighbors and communities significantly impacted by the coronavirus outbreak. It’s critical these organizations have the resources they need to continue to operate at the highest capacity. Your donation will support the organizations that are ensuring our neighbors can access basic needs in this time of crisis.

As we individually take steps to protect our own families, workplaces and neighborhoods from the effects of the virus, let’s not forget the impact this will have on our neighbors. Missing paychecks, the inability to pay rent, and a lack of access to food and essential supplies are realities that many of our neighbors will have to face in the coming weeks.

We hope that you will consider a donation to support the agencies and individuals that are ensuring families can access basic needs in this time of crisis. For contributions from your donor advised fund, please recommend a grant to the United Way of Metropolitan Chicago for the purpose of the Chicago Community COVID-19 Response Fund.

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