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Support for Chicago Core Grantees on the COVID-19 Front Line


The John and Susan Dewan Foundation initiated a round of one-time emergency grants to a group of our local long-standing grant partners battling the pandemic.  These grants totaling $23,000 are assisting with immediate needs and extraordinary costs incurred due to COVID-19 such as food, cleaning supplies, safety gear, equipment and staffing.


Twelve organizations are receiving Dewan Foundation COVID-19 Emergency Grants.


Breakthrough Urban Ministries

Deborah’s Place

Franciscan Outreach

The Harbour, Inc.

Housing Forward

Inspiration Corp.

Lakeview Pantry

Lincoln Park Community Services

New Moms

The Night Ministry

St. Leonard’s Ministries

Sarah’s Circle

Support for Trusted Grant Partners Working Overseas

The John and Susan Dewan Foundation extended emergency grant support in the amount of $4,000 total to trusted grant partners working overseas.  These grants address food insecurity and other needs resulting from economic disruption in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.


Olancho Aid Foundation, Honduras

Pueblo a Pueblo, Guatemala

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