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Illinois COVID-19 Response Fund Announces Largest Round of Funding to Date, Expanded Approach to Fund $6.275 Million in Grants to Nonprofit Organizations

May 20, 2020

The Illinois COVID-19 Response Fund (ICRF) announced today it distributed its third and largest round of funding thus far, an additional $6.275 million to 31 nonprofit organizations across the state...

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Illinois COVID-19 Response Fund Announces Second Round of $4.85 Million in Grants to Nonprofit Organizations Serving State’s Most Vulnerable Residents

April 22, 2020

The Illinois COVID-19 Response Fund (ICRF) announced today it has distributed an additional $4.85 million to 18 nonprofit organizations across the state, marking the second round of grants since launching...

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Illinois COVID-19 Response Fund Announces First Round of More Than $5.5 Million in Grants to Nonprofit Organizations Serving State’s Most Vulnerable Residents

April 8, 2020

The Illinois COVID-19 Response Fund (ICRF) announced today it has distributed more than $5.5 million to 30 nonprofit organizations across the state, marking the first grants since launching...

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Illinois COVID-19 Response Fund Established to Quickly Deploy Needed Resources to State’s Most Vulnerable Residents and Nonprofit Organizations

March 26, 2020

The United Way of Illinois and the Alliance of Illinois Community Foundations, in collaboration with the Office of the Governor, today established the Illinois COVID-19 Response Fund (ICRF) to raise funds from individual, corporate, and foundation donors to be disbursed...

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Top Stories

Carbondale Warming Center receives $10,000 grant to continue serving homeless population
By Molly Parker

May 5, 2020 |  The Southern Illinoisan

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Shawnee Health Service receives grant from Illinois COVID-19 Response Fund
By Marilyn Halstead

May 2, 2020 |  The Southern Illinoisan

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The Poshard Foundation announces 34 grant awards to Southern Illinois agencies
By Staff

April 28, 2020 |  The Southern

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Galesburg nonprofit handing out free diapers to parents in need
By Brody Wooddell

April 27, 2020 |  WQAD

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Shawnee Health Service receives $250,000 grant from Illinois COVID-19 Response Fund
By Jessica Ladd

April 27, 2020 |  KTVS12

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Volunteers, donors meeting the call
By John Kelker

April 25, 2020 |  The State Journal-Register

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State housing alliance regrants $340,000 in coronavirus-related financial aid to agencies helping homeless
By Cecilia Reyes

April 22, 2020 |  Chicago Tribune

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Normal-based Midwest Food Bank gets $300,000 COVID grant to support statewide food procurement, distribution
By Paul Swiech

April 23, 2020 |  Pantagraph

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Illinois COVID-19 Response Fund announces second round of grants to nonprofit organizations
By Jim Roberts

April 22, 2020 |  WGEM-TV (NBC Quincy)

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Four Southern Illinois Groups to Receive Help from Illinois COVID-19 Response Fund
By Brad Palmer

April 22, 2020 |  WSIU (NPR Southern Illinois University)

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Statewide COVID Relief Fund Pays Out Millions More
By WMAY Newsroom

April 22, 2020 |  WMAY

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Coronavirus response | Local United Way gets $250,000 in first round of state grants
By Ben Zigterman

April 9, 2020 |  News-Gazette

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$250,000 to Champaign County’s COVID-19 relief fund
By Staff

April 9, 2020 |  WCIA-TV (CBS 3 Champaign)

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$28 million raised for private grants
By Rich Miller

April 8, 2020 |  Capitol Fax

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COVID-19 relief fund makes 1st distribution of $5.5M
By Staff

April 8, 2020 |  Associated Press

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Nonprofit organizations receive first round of COVID-19 grants
By Shia Kapos

April 8, 2020 |  WAND (NBC17)

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SCOOP: RELIEF FUND DOLES OUT $5.5M
By Staff

April 28, 2020 |  Shia Kapos / Politico Illinois Playbook

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Exelon, ComEd donate $2M to Illinois COVID-19 Response Fund
By WGN Web Desk

March 27, 2020 |  WGN 9

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PRITZKER’S RELIEF FUND — $1M GIFTS TO HELP ILLINOIS — HOW FEDS WILL DISBURSE FUNDS
By Shia Kapos

March 27, 2020 |  Politico Illinois Playbook

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Fundraising effort led by Penny Pritzker launched to help nonprofits responding to coronavirus pandemic
By Jamie Munks

March 26, 2020 |  Chicago Tribune

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'Stay home' Pritzker demands, as COVID-19 cases soar
By Greg Hinz

March 26, 2020 |  Crain’s Chicago Business

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Pritkzer: Fund Aimed at Helping Non-Profits During Coronavirus Pandemic Raises Nearly $23 Million
By NBC 5 Staff

April 28, 2020 |  NBC 5 Chicago

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Pritzker Announces COVID-19 Relief Fund as Cases Soar to 2,538
By Kristen Thometz

March 26, 2020 |  WTTW

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Illinois sees largest one-day increase in cases, deaths
By Ben Orner

March 26, 2020 |  Capitol News Illinois

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Illinois has another 673 COVID-19 cases, 7 deaths; Pritzker announces relief fund
By Sean Hammond

March 26, 2020 |  The Herald-News

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