The Champaign County COVID-19 Relief Fund (the Fund) has been hard at work helping neighbors impacted by the Coronavirus pandemic. On Wednesday, May 20, the Fund received a $250,000 grant from the Illinois COVID-19 Response Fund (ICRF) to support East Central Illinois relief work, with a focus on populations with a high COVID-19 burden. This is the second grant awarded by the ICRF to the Champaign County COVID-19 Relief Fund.
How will you participate in #GivingTuesdayNow?
Nurses. Doctors. Grocery store employees. Delivery drivers. Warehouse workers. First responders. Truck drivers. Cleaners. There are so many people who are on the frontlines of the COVID-19 outbreak. They continue to help keep our community safe and the world running. To honor and celebrate their ongoing sacrifice, let’s say thank you!
United Way and the Community Foundation are moving quickly to get help where it's needed most. Thanks to a $250,000 grant from the Illinois COVID-19 Response Fund, we are able to release our largest and broadest wave of funds to date.
Count on 211 for connections to health services and more.
United Way of Champaign County is always here for the people in our community. The current COVID-19 outbreak is no different. Together with 211, we are helping people connect to critical health services and more.
As people feel the health, education and financial impacts of the coronavirus, 211 is here to help. With one toll-free call, text or online request to 211, anyone in need can get free and confidential connections to:
Thousands of generous community members make annual gifts to United Way's Community Impact Fund. United Way of Champaign County allocates these gifts via two-year grants to local organizations working to create long-lasting, measurable changes in our Health, Education or Financial Stability priority areas.
Public Notice is hereby given that United Way of Champaign County will open the FY2021-2022 Grant Cycle with an Application Training.
In 1985, a special call was put out by United Way. The Campaign Chair asked our community’s leaders to step forward and make a commitment to our community. In that first year, 100 people answered the call! These Charter Pillars formed the foundation of United Way’s Pillar Leadership Giving Program.
In the summer of 2018, United Way received a call from Subaru of Champaign County. They said that they believe in being a positive force in the community where they live and work, and they wanted to join United Way's fight to improve the Education, Health and Financial Stability of people in Champaign County.
What does it mean to believe in our community? At our 2019 Annual Meeting, I shared a few thoughts on the subject.
Believing in our community means to stick with a problem until the solution has been found.