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Champaign County COVID-19 Relief Fund received a $250,000 grant

Last week, the Champaign County COVID-19 Relief Fund, established by Community Foundation of East Central Illinois and Champaign County United Way, received a $250,000 grant from the Illinois COVID-19 Response Fund. 

The money will be distributed to 17 local organizations that are helping those in our community who have been most affected by the pandemic: 


$43,000 to 7 organizations to support regional food pantry services and food for homebound seniors.

General Assistance

$104,000 to 6 organizations to provide emergency financial aid to people, with a focus on communities disproportionately impacted by COVID-19.

Housing & Shelter

$103,000 to 4 organizations to provide socially-distanced emergency shelter and mortgage assistance.

You can find out more about the fund, and donate, here

Image from Community Foundation of East Central Illinois Facebook page. 

Staff writer

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