Launched in partnership with the City of Chicago, the Chicago Community COVID-19 Response Fund will disburse funds raised by philanthropies, corporations, and individuals in the city to health and human services organizations across the region, which are facing a surge in demand as a result of the coronavirus outbreak. The funds will be used to provide access to emergency food and basic supplies, rent and mortgage assistance, utility assistance, direct financial assistance for household supplies, and nonprofit safety and operations assistance.
In addition to CCT, donors to the fund include the Bluhm Family Charitable Foundation, Boston Consulting Group, Conant Family Foundation, Crown Family Philanthropies, Field Foundation, Healthy Communities Foundation, JB and MK Pritzker Family Foundation, Joyce Foundation, Lavin Family Supporting Foundation, Loop Capital, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, Robert R. McCormick Foundation, Michael Ferro Foundation, Michael Reese Health Trust, Northern Trust, Polk Bros. Foundation, Pritzker Traubert Foundation, Spencer Foundation, Woods Fund Chicago, and two anonymous donors.
"The region's health and human service organizations are experiencing a surge in demand for services from neighbors and communities significantly impacted by the coronavirus outbreak," the fund states on its website. "It's critical that these organizations have the resources they need to continue to operate at the highest capacity."