Emergency Fund

In 1973, The Emergency Fund was founded by Chicago businessman and philanthropist, Norman H. Stone. Mr. Stone was stirred to act when he read an article about a Chicago family in need who could not find financial assistance at any social agencies. Based on the values of providing help immediately and without red tape, Mr. Stone founded the Emergency Fund. Since that beginning we have built relationships with community leaders and social service agencies. These partnerships are the very heart of the Emergency Fund.

In 2004, The Emergency Fund merged with My Brothers? Keeper, a nonprofit founded by the Owens Foundation. This
allowed us to expand our services to include assistance for people to become self-sufficient. Tom Owens, also serves as co-chairman of the Emergency Fund.

The Emergency Fund was selected to house the Chicago Homeless Prevention Fund in 2005, State Homeless Prevention Fund in 2007, and the Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Rehousing Program in

In 2006, The Emergency Fund helped launch

www.emergencyfund.org

Purpose: for support of direct assistance to persons needing emergency relief services

Purpose: for support of direct assistance to persons needing emergency relief services