Elgin COVID Response Fund grants additional $50,000 to local agencies
The Elgin COVID Response Fund will grant an additional $50,000 to Centro De Información and the YWCA of Elgin for direct cash assistance to Elgin residents in need.
The money was contributed by the United Way Metro Chicago, a steering committee member of the fund. United Way of Elgin merged with United Way Metro Chicago in 2019.
The fund has distributed a total of $200,000 in direct cash assistance to Elgin individuals and families for housing and utilities, food, child care and medical needs.
"United Way Metro Chicago is proud to contribute another $50,000 to the Elgin COVID Response Fund," Marcia McMahon, chief professional officer of United Way Metro Chicago, said in a news release. "The people of Elgin have and will continue to be of the utmost importance to the United Way."
The city of Elgin, in partnership with local and regional funders, established the fund in May to allocate support to nonprofits that serve Elgin residents and face financial hardship as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The fund was created through a partnership that included the city, Grand Victoria Foundation, United Way Metro Chicago, Seigle Family Foundation, Kaptain Family Trust, Wisdom Family Foundation and Hoffer Family Foundation. It is hosted and administered at no cost by the Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley.