COVID-19 update

UPDATED 5/26/21
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 awarded 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.

Grant Awards Celebration

Our 2020/21 Grant Awards Celebration was held as a virtual live event on May 25. Members voted electronically following the event and awards were presented on May 26.

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

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