COVID-19 Grantmaking Program

Fox Valley United Way has partnered with Aurora Women’s Empowerment Foundation, Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley, Dunham Fund,  and INC Board to create the Fox Valley Grantmakers COVID-19 Response Fund.

The Fund is designed to provide rapid-response grants to nonprofit organizations in our community who need critical funding to maintain operations and support the increased demand for services during this pandemic. As of this morning, applications are live for this special grantmaking program.

Nonprofits in the greater Fox Valley region (Greater Aurora Area, TriCities, Kendall County) will be considered for funding. While this fund will not make direct grants to individuals, we will be awarding funding to nonprofit organizations that provide financial assistance to individuals.

Nonprofits can apply for operating, program, or capital needs that are in demand because of the COVID-19 pandemic, including technology needs of agencies who are serving clients while sheltered in place.

Preference will be given to requests meeting basic human needs of residents in our community, including but not limited to food, shelter, safety, health, mental health.

The average anticipated grant award will be between $1,000 – $20,000.

The steps are simple:

  • Nonprofits will need to complete a brief online application detailing their needs.
  • A committee will review the applications as they are received on a weekly basis.
  • Nonprofits will receive a response within two to three weeks of their submission of a request.


Learn More and Apply Here