From Our Partners: Chicago Community COVID-19 Response Fund

RRF Foundation for Aging is a proud Founding Partner of the Chicago Community COVID-19 Response Fund. This philanthropic partnership was created by The Chicago Community Trust and United Way of Metro Chicago in partnership with the City of Chicago. Since its inception in mid-March, the Fund has allocated more than $18 million to Chicago-area nonprofits serving populations most vulnerable to economic hardship and negative health outcomes during this pandemic. Funds are being used to meet essential needs for food, housing, financial assistance, and for health and safety supplies.

RRF is proud of its commitment to the collaborative. We have strengthened partnerships with other funders; provided a platform to highlight the needs of older people; and significantly leveraged RRF’s funds. To date, 30+ RRF grantees have received funding from this pool of dollars, totaling more than $3 million for aging service organizations.

More information about the Fund can be found here. A visual display of its reach thus far can be found here

Recent Posts

(Re)Introducing Mary O’Donnell, RRF Foundation for Aging’s New President

In June, Mary O’Donnell became the third president of RRF Foundation for Aging in its forty-year history. While the current pandemic prevents her from getting out and meeting with grantees and partners face-to- face, we invite you to get to know a little about Mary and RRF’s new direction through this short video.

Grant Highlights

RRF has funded multiple grants focused on improving the quality of life for older people. Read about some of our past grantee successes.

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