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Rapid Response Fund

Funding to those closest to the issues

Chicago Beyond’s Rapid Response Fund quickly delivers unrestricted grants to hyperlocal organizations and individuals with solutions for their own communities. Our investments in those closest to the issues strengthen partners’ wide-ranging work, including employment services, food security, re-entry supports, LGBTQIA+ safe spaces, art classes, environmental justice, wellness, and more. Our Rapid Response Fund began in 2021 as an evolution of our COVID-19 response initiative, through which we provided tens of thousands of families with basic necessities during the pandemic.

Rapid Response Fund Impact

  • $9.4M

    Since 2020, Chicago Beyond has distributed $9.4M in Rapid Response funding.

  • 91%

    91% of Rapid Response Fund grants have been made toward BIPOC-led organizations.

  • 190

    Chicago Beyond has distributed grants to 190 Rapid Response Fund partners.

Our Rapid Response Fund Partners

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