The Rapid Response and Recovery Fund is infusing desperately needed dollars to agencies fighting to provide daily, ongoing support to our most vulnerable neighbors: those struggling with food insecurity, permanent housing, and health concerns. Equally important to the Foundation’s mission, we apply an equity and racial justice lens to our grant-making. The fund is combating the socioeconomic inequities exasperated by this virus, and is supporting the mental health and physical safety of all our community members. The Foundation continues to fundraise and distribute grants on a rolling basis.
In addition, The Oak Park-River Forest Community Foundation’s leadership and tireless advocacy for our community led to a grant from the Illinois COVID-19 Response Fund, a statewide fund set up by The United Way of Illinois and the Alliance of Illinois Community Foundations, in collaboration with the Office of Governor JB Pritzker. We are grateful for these additional monies, which were deployed immediately into the community.
Illinois COVID-19 Response Fund grants are designated with this icon.
Rapid Response and Recovery Fund Impact
Click on the growing list of organizations below to learn more about their important work, and how grant dollars support their missions, and our community.