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Rapid Response and Recovery Fund

A Special Request of our Foundation Family: Rapid Response & Recovery Fund

Dear Friend:

The rapid spread of the COVID-19 virus is an unprecedented global health emergency that requires sacrifice and compassion in how we go about our daily lives. Now is the time for the collective care of our neighbors. We must unite and lift up those who are most vulnerable during this public health crisis. In response, the Oak Park-River Forest Community Foundation’s leaders and Board of Directors have established the Rapid Response and Recovery Fund.

The Rapid Response and Recovery Fund will infuse desperately needed dollars to those agencies that are on the front lines providing daily, ongoing support to our most affected community members, including the elderly, the economically at-risk, and those with health concerns. The Fund will also be flexible enough to assist with the unforeseen complications and economic hardships our neighbors may face in the weeks and months to come.

The Foundation is seeding this vital relief with $50,000, and any donation made to the Rapid Response and Recovery Fund will be matched dollar for dollar, up to an additional $100,000. The Foundation will administer grants in collaboration with local and regional organizations coordinating pandemic response. Funds will be released on a rolling basis as fundraising continues throughout the outbreak and recovery phases of this crisis, making it possible to move resources quickly and to adapt to evolving circumstances.

The Foundation’s dedication to engaging people and mobilizing resources to secure our community remains steadfast. We are here to support the social impact agencies that are working around the clock to address the growing needs of our fellow community members during this health crisis.

Our Foundation family is thoughtful and responsive, and we are continuously grateful that you are part of that family. We know our efforts to strengthen the health and well-being of our communities are better when we commit to work together.

Please join us now in securing the health and vitality of all our neighbors. Donate to the Rapid Response and Recovery Fund for the greater good of our community.

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