$75,000 in Grants Awarded from the COVID-19 Response Fund

SPRINGFIELD – The Community Foundation for the Land of Lincoln and United Way of Central Illinois announced today the eighth round of COVID-19 Response Fund grant recipients. In total, $75,000 was awarded to the following organizations:

  • The Springfield Project- $20,000
  • Emmanuel Temple Church- $15,000
  • Greater All Nation Tabernacle Church of God in Christ- $15,000
  • The Phoenix Center- $10,000
  • Prairie Center Against Sexual Assault- $10,000
  • Senior Services of Central Illinois, Inc.- $5,000

Thus far, $655,925 in grants has been awarded to 80 local organizations. With support from the COVID-19 Fund, these organizations can continue to provide life-changing services to members of our community affected by the pandemic.

Donors have now contributed and pledged more than $900,000 to the COVID-19 Response Fund, including $50,000 in seed funding from the Community Foundation and United Way.

Funding partners include: ActBlue Charities; Anderson Electric; Butler Funeral Home; Cornerstone Title Groupe; Express Employment Professionals; Friend-in-Deed; H.D. Smith Foundation; HealthLink; Horace Mann; Leona Stanford Vollintine Charitable Trust; Meijer; Network for Good; Prairie Political Action Committee; Schnucks; Sherman Elementary 3rd Grade Thundercats Volleyball Team; Tracy Family Foundation; United We Pipe; and the 4 The Kids Fund, Capestrain-Tracy Family Fund, Germeraad Family Fund, Jane & Paul Ford Family Fund, John and Trina Stremsterfer Family Fund, Massie Family Fund, Robert Family Fund, Springfield Electric Supply Company Fund, The Loken Family Fund, and The Stephens Family Fund at the Community Foundation for the Land of Lincoln.

To view a complete list of individuals and corporations who have contributed to the COVID-19 Response Fund, visit www.CFLL.org or www.springfieldunitedway.org.

The Fund cannot provide grants to individuals, however, it does support community-based organizations that have experience providing essential services and support to local residents.

Local nonprofits serving individuals and families affected by the coronavirus outbreak are encouraged to apply for COVID-19 Response Fund grants by completing the online application at www.CFLL.org.


Grants are administered in partnership with the Pandemic Community Advisory Group consisting of funding partners and representatives from community, health and government sectors across the Springfield, IL region.


The COVID-19 Response Fund is designed to complement the work of public health officials and expand capacity in Sangamon and surrounding counties by strategically and efficiently addressing impacts from the coronavirus outbreak.

For more information or to donate to the Fund, visit the Community Foundation at www.CFLL.org or the United Way by texting “HELPNOW” to 40403 or at www.springfieldunitedway.org.

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