Foundation receives $100,000 grant from COVID-19 relief fund

The Edwardsville Community Foundation has received a $100,000 grant from the Illinois COVID-19 Response Fund, which was established by the United Way of Illinois and the Alliance of Illinois Community Foundations in collaboration with the governor’s office.

The grant money will be used to help community organizations in Madison County impacted by and responding to the coronavirus pandemic.

The application process to apply for funds is now open at

State Rep. Katie Stuart, D-Edwardsville, who announced the grant, is encouraging nonprofit organizations to apply as soon as possible, as the funds will be released on a rolling basis.

“Our community is fortunate to have so many organizations working to meet the health and economic challenges of this new reality,” said Stuart. “As needs continue to grow, this grant will help more families get through this difficult time and transition to life after the pandemic.”

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