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.

While COVID-19 is not leaving us as quickly as we had hoped, we must still turn our focus to recovery. The needs at the onset of the pandemic have evolved as the months have passed, and our neighborhoods still need your support. The Chicago Community COVID-19 Response Fund has closed, but the ongoing work of building back a stronger, more equitable Chicago region continues.

You can still support our neighbors and neighborhoods in need 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.

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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