COVID-19 update

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 will meet virtually via Zoom. We hope to conduct our site visits in April in-person; however, if this is not possible, we will provide a virtual option where committee members can participate.

Education Events

This Fall, we will hold our education events as live webinars.
  • 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

We still hope to hold our Grant Awards Celebration in May as an in-person event. We will closely monitor the situation and keep you apprised when a final decision has been made.


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