• Elgin Covid Response Fund Announces First Round of Grants

    For immediate release, July 17, 2020

    Elgin Covid Response Fund Announces First Round of Grants


    Funding will be utilized to provide direct assistance to individuals and families facing urgent, financial needs as a result of the pandemic.  

    Elgin, IL— Elgin Covid Response Fund (ECRF) Steering Committee announces the first round of COVID-19 grants totaling $89,250. Non-profit organizations will receive ECRF grants to provide direct assistance to individuals and families. Approved grant requests included providing direct financial assistance for housing/rental and utility assistance, food and grocery support, diapers, medical needs and personal protective equipment (PPE).

    A committee of representatives from each founding organization met to review applications and determine allocations. While each request is important and reflects the struggles of the community, priority was given to organizations that serve Elgin residents who are ineligible to receive benefits/assistance and those from vulnerable or disproportionately impacted communities. 

    The following nonprofits were approved for funding:
    • Association for Individual Development
    • Boys and Girls Club
    • Childserv
    • Chinese Mutual Aid Association
    • Community Crisis Center, Inc.
    • Elgin Cooperative Ministry
    • Elgin Partnership for Early Learning
    • Farmworker and Landscaper Advocacy Project
    • Food for Greater Elgin
    • Senior Services Associates, Inc.
    • Society of St. Vincent DePaul Conference of St. Thomas More/St. Laurence
    • St. Mary’s Conference of St. Vincent DePaul
    • VNA Health Care
    • Well Child Center
    • YWCA Elgin 
    "Elgin is a community that cares for one another and comes together when things get tough," said Mayor David Kaptain. "I am proud of the committee's work to raise and distribute funds to assist residents in need during these challenging and uncertain times."

    The fund is graciously hosted and administered at no cost by the Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley. More information on the second round of funding will be available in August. 

    To learn more about the Elgin Covid Response Fund and donate visit: https://www.cffrv.org/elgin-covid

    For more information, please contact Molly Gillespie at 847-931-5613 (O) or 224-762-0516 (C).
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