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

Marilyn Hennessy: An Appreciation

This past weekend, RRF Foundation for Aging lost a special member of our community. Marilyn Hennessy, the Foundation’s first paid staff person, CEO, and President passed away. We shall try to honor and live out Marilyn’s spirit, grace, humility, and tenacity as we carry forth her legacy.

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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