United Way of Lake County announces 2nd round of grants totaling $120,000
United Way of Lake County announced it has awarded $120,000 in the second round of Lake County COVID-19 Community Response Fund grants to eight local nonprofit organizations.
This grant cycle focused on agencies providing emergency housing, including rent and utility assistance, and essential basic needs for children and families impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The second round of grant recipients are:
• A Safe Place, to provide emergency shelter for victims of domestic violence and their families in response to a dramatically increased number of incidents, including rental assistance, utility assistance, and services to help shelter-in-place safely.
• Catholic Charities, to support its Emergency Assistance Program that gives monetary assistance to families so they can pay their utilities and stay in their homes or get into secure housing rather than becoming homeless.
• ChildServ, to provide direct assistance with formula, diapers and pull-ups, baby wipes, food and utility assistance to families enrolled in home visiting early childhood programs that are struggling due to layoffs and drastically reduced work hours.
• Community Partners for Affordable Housing, to assist low-income households with rent and utility assistance so they can stay in their homes.
• Family Services of Lake County, to support its Emergency Fund to address immediate essential needs, including rent and utility assistance, for families and students enrolled in FSLC's programs who are disproportionately affected, particularly due to job loss and reduction in work hours.
• Lake County Haven, to provide nontraditional housing and deliver donated meals to homeless women and children who can no longer stay in transitional housing or shelters.
• Libertyville Township Gift Fund, to support the Food Pantry and the Community Emergency Fund that assists individuals and families facing a life-threatening emergency, including with rent and utilities.
• Most Blessed Trinity Parish, to procure food, equipment and supplies for their food pantry and soup kitchen to serve growing numbers of families in need.
The Lake County COVID-19 Community Response Fund, established and administered by United Way of Lake County in collaboration with Lake County Government, Lake County Community Foundation, and the Lake County Municipal League, unites funds raised by philanthropies, corporations and individuals to support nonprofits on the front lines of the crisis addressing Lake County's greatest needs.
Donations of any amount will make an immediate impact on critical and urgent needs in Lake County. United Way covers all administrative costs so that 100 percent of donations go directly to recipient agencies.
For more information about the Lake County COVID-19 Community Response Fund, or to donate, visit LIVEUNITEDlakecounty.org/covid19.
United Way of Lake County's mission is to unite leadership and resources to create lasting change that will improve lives in Lake County.
United Way recently launched 211, a free, confidential, 24-hour information and referral helpline, providing personalized help guiding individuals and families in Lake County to available health and human services.
For more information, visit LIVEUNITEDlakecounty.org.