Lake County’s health and human service organizations are experiencing an unprecedented demand for services from neighbors and communities significantly impacted by the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
It’s critical these organizations have the resources they need to continue to operate at the highest capacity.
Your donation will support the agencies that are ensuring our neighbors can access critical needs in this time of crisis, including emergency food assistance, rental and stable housing assistance, utility assistance, access to health care, and the many unforeseeable needs that are beginning to arise and are being identified through the 211 information and referral helpline.
In collaboration with Lake County Government, Lake County Community Foundation, and Lake County Municipal League, United Way of Lake County launched the Lake County COVID-19 Community Response Fund to unite the funds raised by Lake County’s philanthropies, corporations and individuals to be disbursed to nonprofit organizations across the county.
As we are individually taking steps to protect our own families, workplaces and neighborhoods from the effects of the virus, let’s not forget the impact this will have on our neighbors. Missing paychecks, the inability to pay rent and utilities, and a lack of access to food and essential supplies are realities that many in our region will have to face in the coming weeks.
Please join us in supporting our neighbors across Lake County, Illinois!
(as of 5.21.20)
Amcor Flexibles, AbbVie, The Baxter International Foundation, BD Becton Dickinson, First Midwest Bank, The Julian Grace Foundation, Huntington Foundation, Karmapa Center 16, Lake County Community Foundation, Medline Industries, The Nielsen-Massey Foundation, RoundTable Healthcare Partners, John and Kathleen Schreiber Foundation, Takeda Pharmaceutical Company, Trustmark, United Conveyor Corporation, United Way of Lake County
Thank you to our partners who have come together from philanthropy, government, and business to support our community through the Lake County COVID-19 Community Response Fund.
As grants are awarded we will post them on this page.
The grant recipients for the first cycle on March 30 include:
The grant recipients for the second cycle on April 13 include:
The grant recipients for the third cycle on April 27 include:
For assistance finding food, shelter, rent or utility assistance, or other essential services, call 211 or text your zip code to 898211 to speak with someone who can help. 211 is available 24/7.
United Way recognizes that many smaller organizations are doing critical work serving communities and populations that are disproportionally impacted by COVID-19. To ensure that smaller organizations have access to COVID-19 funding, this distribution of the Lake County COVID-19 Community Response Fund will be limited to organizations that have a budget under $1,000,000 annually.
The distribution for the week of May 11 will focus on meeting the COVID-19 related food and essential basic needs for families, young children and seniors. United Way recognizes that many smaller organizations are doing critical work serving communities and populations that are disproportionally impacted by COVID-19. To ensure that smaller organizations have access to COVID-19 funding, this distribution of the Lake County COVID-19 Community Response Fund will be limited to organizations that have a budget under $1,000,000 annually.
Organizations eligible to apply should submit a 1-2 page application containing the following information:
For your information, here is the Lake County COVID-19 Community Response Fund Memorandum of Agreement and Required Reporting Form. Successful candidates will need to complete these after the grant is announced.
This funding request is due by 4:00 p.m. Monday, May 11. Successful candidates will receive notification of funding by May 15. Applications should be emailed to Robin Bultman at email@example.com. Because of the quick moving nature of this proposal process, no late submissions will be considered.
Future funding will be announced on this website.If donations will allow, the next distribution details will be announced the week of May 20.
United Way of Lake County is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit. EIN: 36-2167949.
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