COVID-19 Response Funds

In order to support both donors and nonprofits during this uncertain time, Forefront has compiled a list of emergency funds and other collective actions that have been created across the state in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. They are sorted below by area of service. We will update this page with new funds and information as we learn of them. Please email communications@myforefront.org to alert us to new funds created or other resources we may share with the social impact sector.

Statewide

Illinois COVID-19 Response Fund

Serve Illinois Commission on Volunteerism and Community Service

Illinois Council on Developmental Disabilities Relief Fund

 

Chicago

City of Chicago Small Business Fund

Archdiocese of Chicago

Chicago Community Trust & United Way of Greater Chicago COVID-19 Response Fund

Chicago Theatre Workers Relief Fund

Chicago Federation of Musicians Relief Fund

A Better Chicago Emergency Relief Fund

Big Shoulders Fund

The Resurrection Project Rapid Relief Fund

 

Champaign

Community Foundation of East Central Illinois & United Way of Champaign County Relief Fund

 

Decatur

Community Foundation of Macon County Emergency Response Fund

Community Foundation of Macon County & United Way of Decatur and Mid-Illinois Volunteer Opportunities

 

DuPage County

DuPage Foundation Fund

 

Evanston

Evanston Community Foundation Rapid Response Fund

Fox Valley

Fox Valley Grantmakers COVID-19 Response Fund

Freeport

United Way of Northwest Illinois COVID-19 Response Fund

 

Grundy County

Community Foundation of Grundy County Disaster Fund

 

Kankakee

Community Foundation of Kankakee River Valley Emergency Response Fund

 

Knox and Warren County

Galesburg Community Foundation Rapid Response Fund

 

Lake County

United Way of Lake County, Lake County Government, Lake County Community Foundation, and the Lake County Municipal League COVID-19 Response Fund

 

McHenry County

Community Foundation for McHenry County and United Way of Greater McHenry County COVID-19 Response Fund

 

Morton

Morton Community Foundation Disaster Relief Fund

 

Oak Park-River Forest

Oak Park-River Forest Rapid Response and Recovery Fund

 

Quad Cities

Quad Cities Community Foundation Disaster Relief Fund

United Way of Quad Cities Actions & Info

 

Quincy

Community Foundation of the Quincy Area COVID-19 Nonprofit Response Fund

 

Springfield

Community Foundation for the Land of Lincoln and United Way of Central Illinois COVID-19 Response Fund

 

Will County

United Way of Will County COVID-19 Response Fund

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