Twenty-one nonprofits serving Illinois residents receive $250,000 in emergency response funding
United Way of Greater St. Louis awards local grants earmarked from the Illinois COVID-19 Response Fund
ST. LOUIS (April 14, 2020) – United Way of Greater St. Louis today announced it has awarded 21 nonprofits who serve Illinois residents with emergency response grants totaling $250,000. The funding was earmarked for agencies serving people in United way’s 9-county service area: Calhoun, Clinton, Greene, Jersey, Macoupin, Madison, Monroe, Randolph and St. Clair.
Funding through these grants will support the immediate needs of more than 10,000 Illinois individuals and families by providing emergency access to food, medicine and supplies including to-go lunches to children and weekend meals to low-income families and seniors; temporary rent, mortgage and utility assistance; childcare assistance; mental health support and counseling; and services for seniors, non-English speaking populations and individuals with disabilities.
Funds were awarded to the following organizations:
Call for Help, Inc.
Casa de Salud
Catholic Urban Programs
Community Care Center, Inc.
Connections to Success
Hoyleton Youth and Family Services
Illinois Center for Autism
Main Street Community Center
Operation Food Search
Project Compassion, NFP
Riverbend Family Ministries NFP
Senior Services Plus
Society of St. Vincent de Paul, St. Boniface Conference
St. Louis Area Foodbank
The Family Treehouse: TWIGS
The Salvation Army
The Sinai Family Life Center
Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis, Inc.
United Way received the $250,000 in funding from the Illinois COVID-19 Response Fund, which has raised more than $28 million to support nonprofits and families throughout the state of Illinois.
“The need in our community is incredibly great; United Way 2-1-1 has received nearly 200 percent more calls for help in the past month over the same time period in 2019,” said Michelle Tucker, president and CEO of United Way of Greater St. Louis. “With these emergency response grants, organizations can provide critical resources and services to our Illinois neighbors experiencing hardship in this challenging time.”
Last week, United Way announced its first phase of emergency response grants to 11 area organizations totaling $205,000. As additional funds are available, United Way will award grants through additional phases to organizations addressing the intermediate and long-term needs of the St. Louis region