Chicago Community COVID-19 Response Fund

Thank you for supporting our local community. The Chicago Community COVID-19 Response Fund is now closed for donations. While COVID-19 is not leaving us as quickly as we had hoped, we remain committed to a long-term regional recovery plan to build back a stronger, more equitable Chicago region for every individual and every family.

You can make a difference and support the evolving needs of our neighbors and neighborhoods impacted by COVID-19 with a gift to United Way of Metro Chicago’s regional recovery effort. Learn more and donate today at

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View the Chicago Community COVID-19 Response Fund’s list of donors and funded agencies by clicking the links below.

About the Chicago Community COVID-19 Response Fund
On March 16, The Chicago Community Trust (CCT) and United Way of Metro Chicago launched the Chicago Community COVID-19 Response Fund. The organizations saw the need for rapid relief and shared a desire to support nonprofits on the front lines. United Way and CCT, with the support of the city of Chicago, quickly created the fund as a means for the philanthropic community, corporations, and individuals across the region to support their neighbors in need. In just six months, more than 6,000 generous donors raised more than $35 Million, with 100% of the funds being processed and redirected back into the community.

Chicago Community COVID-19 Response Fund Supporters

Thank you to our partners who have come together from philanthropy, government, and business to support our community through the Chicago Community COVID-19 Response Fund.

(as of 8.19.20, 10:00am):
Anonymous (4) I The Allstate Foundation I Bank of America I Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois I BMO Harris Bank I CDW I Chicago Bears I The Chicago Community Trust I The Coleman Foundation I The Crown Family I Cubs Charities I DeBock Eccles Foundation I Discover Financial Services I Enova I Exelon and ComEd I The Field Foundation I First Midwest Bank I Healthy Communities Foundation I The Hearst Foundations I IMC Chicago Charitable Foundation I Interactive Brokers Group I ITW I JB and MK Pritzker Family Foundation I The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation I The Joyce Foundation I JPMorgan Chase & Co. I The Knight Family Foundation I Madison Dearborn Partners I Northern Trust I PepsiCo I PNC I Polk Bros. Foundation I Pritzker Foundation I Pritzker Traubert Foundation I RRF Foundation for Aging I The Robert R. McCormick Foundation I Saving Our Selves: A BET COVID-19 Relief Effort and United Way Worldwide I Searle Funds at The Chicago Community Trust I Target I Walder Foundation

View our full list of donors on our supporters page.

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  • General questions & inquiries about the Fund can be directed to United Way of Metro Chicago’s COVID-19 Response Fund Processing Center at
  • For media inquiries and interview requests, please contact Marilyn Jackson at or Nina Alcacio at
  • If you are an individual or family seeking assistance, please visit to find support services near you. Important: Please call all agencies prior to visiting to ensure they are still seeing clients in person and to confirm hours of operation..

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