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Illinois COVID-19 Response Fund

United Way of Illinois

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Deadline: Rolling

Grant amount: Unspecified amount

Fields of work: Human & Social Services Affordable Housing Family Services Youth Services Employment Services Health Care Access & Delivery Basic Human Needs Disaster Relief / Humanitarian Aid Show all

Applicant type: Nonprofit

Funding uses: General Operating Expense, Project / Program

Location of project: Illinois

Location of residency: Illinois

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NOTE: There is currently not an open application process for the Illinois COVID-19 Response Fund (ICRF). Please provide your information in the linked Google Form and the Response Fund Team will provide updates as they become available. The Fund’s Steering Committee will be working to identify organizations for its first round of funding soon.

The United Way of Illinois and the Alliance of Illinois Community Foundations, in collaboration with the Office of Governor JB Pritzker, are establishing the Illinois COVID-19 Response Fund to raise funds from individual, corporate, and foundation donors to be disbursed to nonprofit organizations across the state serving individuals, families and communities hit hardest by the COVID-19 pandemic.


This fund will swiftly deploy additional financial resources to local community foundations and nonprofits to support residents in need of emergency food and basic supplies, interim housing and shelter, primary health care services, utility assistance, direct financial assistance for household expenses, supports for children and other vulnerable populations, and nonprofit safety and operations assistance. This fund will work in tandem with other funds set up around the State ensuring that resources go where they are needed most.

Illinois is blessed with strong local nonprofit organizations and community foundations that serve our region’s most vulnerable neighbors. In this moment of unprecedented demand, it’s critical that these organizations have the resources they need to continue to operate at their highest capacity.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • All funds will go to Illinois nonprofit organizations serving individuals, families and communities who will disburse services and supplies.


This page was last reviewed September 14, 2020 and last updated September 14, 2020