COVID-19 update

UPDATED 5/25/21

Our mission, our model and our process remain the same; however, due to the ongoing pandemic, we have made a few adjustments to allow us to carry on safely this year. We will continue to monitor the situation and update you as needed.

Unrestricted Grant Funds

This year we will award all grant funds as unrestricted to allow the Grant recipients to use the funds where they will make the greatest impact.

Grant Review and Financial Review Committees

All member committees and site visits were held virtually via Zoom.

Education Events

This Fall, we held three education events virtually.
    • September 30 – Impactful Conversation with 2020 Impact Grantee Connections for Abused Women and Their Children
    • October 20 – Impactful Conversation with 2020 Impact Grantee I Grow Chicago
    • November 17 – Lunch & Learn. “Rising to the Challenge: Nonprofits During COVID-19” with 2020 Impact Grantees Lakeview Pantry and El Hogar del Nino, 2019 Impact Grantee Facing Forward to End Homelessness and 2018 Impact Grantee Communities In Schools of Chicago.

Please see our 2020/21 event highlights page for the videos from these events.

Grant Awards Celebration

Our 2020/21 Grant Awards Celebration will be held as a virtual live event on May 25 at 7:00pm. Members have received an invitation and  instructions for accessing the event. The event will feature our President, Kristen Pettit Grube, who will share brief remarks and introduce the eight finalists. Each finalist will give four-minute presentations followed by virtual voting. Absentee voting will also be available for those who cannot attend that evening. Grant recipients will be announced on May 26 via an email video to all members.
member portal