$107,000+ more in COVID-19 Response Fund grants awarded

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ILLINOIS (WCIA) — The seventh round of COVID-19 Response Fund grants, worth $107,500, have been awarded to a dozen organizations. So far, $582,500 has been awarded to 74 local groups.

With the grants, the non-profits can stay on track providing life-changing services for members of their communities. Donors have contributed and pledged more than $900,000 to the fund, including $50,000 in seed funding from the Community Foundation and United Way.

The following organizations received grants from the COVID-19 Response Fund:

Sojourn Shelter & Services, Inc. $20,000
The Springfield Black Chamber of Commerce $20,000
Catholic Charities Diocese of Springfield $15,000
Midwest Mission Distribution Center $15,000
Eta Psi Sigma Foundation $10,000
Contact Ministries $7,500
Carlinville Women’s Center – Adult and Teen Challenge $5,000
Urban Action Network $5,000
SPARC$3,000
Downtown Springfield, Inc. $2,500
Safe Families for Children Alliance $2,500
Greenview Food Pantry $2,000

The ICRF was created to distribute donations in support of non-profit community organizations providing essential services during the current global crisis.

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