Grants to Nonprofit Organizations

Fund Also Announces Nearly $30.8 Million Raised Thus Far from over 3,100 donors

Springfield, ILLINOIS (Junio 25, 2020) — The Illinois COVID-19 Response Fund (ICRF) announced today it
distributed its fourth and largest round of funding thus far, un adicional de $6.95 millones a 42 nonprofit
organizations across the state. The Fund, which was established by the United Way of Illinois and the
Alliance of Illinois Community Foundations in collaboration with the Office of the Governor, focused
this round of funding on serving the state’s most vulnerable populations due to the COVID-19
pandemic.

With this most recent round, the ICRF has made grants of $23.65 millones a 87 unique organizations,
which have regranted to over 800 organizations across the state. The Illinois COVID-19 Response
Fund, chaired by former U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker, will continue with its fifth and
final round of grantmaking to nonprofits across the state to help Illinoisans in response to this crisis.

“This crisis has decimated far too many families and especially among our most vulnerable
comunidades,” said Penny Pritzker, chairman of PSP Partners. “In this round of funding, we have
used data to prioritize and target our most vulnerable fellow Illinoisans who have borne the
disproportionate and tragic share of impact from this terrible pandemic.”

As ICRF moved into its fourth round of funding, the Fund took a data-driven approach to identify the
populations facing a disproportionate share of the burden from this pandemic. ICRF focused this
round of funding on these most vulnerable populations: African Americans, Latinx, Undocumented,
Rural impacted, and Seniors. Hoy, ICRF awarded $4.5 million to these priority populations and
$2.45 million to serve additional populations especially vulnerable to COVID-19.

Given that the needs of these vulnerable populations differ, the ICRF grantmaking team came up
with unique solutions to serve the given populations – for example, ICRF is providing $1.35 million for
a statewide coalition of Urban Leagues, primarily serving African Americans with basic needs
assistance and COVID-19 support.

“This incredible effort is made possible by the more than 3,100 donors willing to give to their neighbors
in these trying times – and more so, by the vast network of nonprofits and volunteers who are on the
ground serving families and helping them stay on their feet,” said Governor JB Pritzker. “This
pandemic has brought so much hardship to so many, particularly in our most vulnerable communities
– but through it all, the people of Illinois prove themselves to be the kindest and most generous in the
nation.”

The fourth-round grant recipients from the ICRF are:
Organization
Alliance of Filipinos for Immigrant Rights and Empowerment (AFIRE)
Alternativas (for the Older Adult, Inc.)
Aunt Martha’s Health and Wellness, Cª.
Bridgeway Inc.
Chestnut Health Systems
Hogar para niños & Ayuda
Community Foundation of Northern Illinois
East Central Illinois Refugee Mutual Assistance Center (The Refugee Center)
Easterseals Central Illinois
Equality Illinois Institute
Galesburg Community Foundation
Heartland Alliance
Housing Action Illinois
i4aThe Illinois Association of Area Agencies on Aging
Illinois Association of Community Action Agencies
Illinois Coalition Against Domestic Violence
Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights
Illinois Migrant Council
Illinois Network of Centers for Independent Living
Illinois Network of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies (INCCR)
Indo-American Center
Knox County YMCA, on behalf of Central Illinois YMCAs
Latino Policy Forum
Lifescape Community Services
Quad County Urban League
Rosecrance, Cª.
Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center
Shawnee Health Service
Southeastern Illinois Community Foundation
Southern Illinois Coalition for the Homeless
Southern Illinois Community Foundation
Springfield Urban League, Cª.
Treatment Alternatives for Safe Communities (TAREA, Inc.)
The Center for Youth and Family Solutions
The Heart of Illinois United Way
The Poshard Foundation for Abused Children
Tri-County Urban League, Cª.
Trickster Art Gallery, NFP
United Way of Coles County
United Way of Decatur and Mid-Illinois
Urban League of Metropolitan St. Luis, Cª.
YWCA USA, Cª.

Contributions to the Illinois COVID-19 Response Fund can be made by
visiting https://www.ilcovidresponsefund.org/
Alliance of Illinois Community Foundations
The Alliance of Illinois Community Foundations strengthens and promotes community foundations
in cities, counties and regions across Illinois. Community foundations steward donor funds to
improve the quality of life in our local communities.
https://allianceilcf.org
United Way of Illinois
United Way of Illinois (UWI) is a statewide association of local United Way organizations
representing communities across Illinois. We fight to create lasting community change by helping
children and youth succeed in school, promoting financial stability and family independence and
improving the health of all Illinois’ residents. More information at http://unitedwayillinois.org/
Media contacts:
ICRF: Eric Sedler media@kivvit.com Office of the Governor: Gov.Press@illinois.gov
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Illinois COVID-19 Response Fund
Round 4 Grant Awards
6/24/2020
Total Amount: $6.95METRO
Organization Amount
Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights $850,000.00
Springfield Urban League, Cª. $542,500.00
Latino Policy Forum $500,000.00
i4athe Illinois Association of Area Agencies on Aging $400,000.00
Quad County Urban League $307,500.00
Tri-County Urban League, Cª. $287,500.00
Illinois Coalition Against Domestic Violence $250,000.00
Urban League of Metropolitan St. Luis, Cª. $212,500.00
East Central Illinois Refugee Mutual Assistance Center (The Refugee Center) $200,000.00
Equality Illinois Institute $200,000.00
Heartland Alliance $200,000.00
Illinois Migrant Council $200,000.00
Aunt Martha’s Health and Wellness, Cª. $150,000.00
Housing Action Illinois $150,000.00
Illinois Association of Community Action Agencies $150,000.00
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Shawnee Health Service $150,000.00
Alternativas (for the Older Adult, Inc.) $125,000.00
Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center $125,000.00
Treatment Alternatives for Safe Communities (TAREA, Inc.) $125,000.00
Alliance of Filipinos for Immigrant Rights and Empowerment (AFIRE) $100,000.00
Chestnut Health Systems $100,000.00
Hogar para niños & Ayuda $100,000.00
Illinois Network of Centers for Independent Living $100,000.00
Illinois Network of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies (INCCR) $100,000.00
Lifescape Community Services $100,000.00
Rosecrance, Cª. $100,000.00
The Center for Youth and Family Solutions $100,000.00
The Poshard Foundation for Abused Children $100,000.00
YWCA USA, Cª. $100,000.00
Easterseals Central Illinois $75,000.00
Indo-American Center $75,000.00
Knox County YMCA, on behalf of Central Illinois YMCAs $75,000.00
Southern Illinois Coalition for the Homeless $75,000.00
Trickster Art Gallery, NFP $75,000.00
Community Foundation of Northern Illinois $60,000.00
Galesburg Community Foundation $60,000.00
Southeastern Illinois Community Foundation $60,000.00
The Heart of Illinois United Way $60,000.00
United Way of Decatur and Mid-Illinois $60,000.00
Bridgeway Inc. $50,000.00
Southern Illinois Community Foundation $50,000.00
United Way of Coles County $50,000.00
Total $6,950,000.00

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