STATEMENT ON COVID-19
The Blowitz-Ridgeway Foundation is committed to improving the health and well-being of individuals and families in Chicago and collar counties. Thank you for your continued strength and resilience during this challenging time. The role of the nonprofit sector is more important now than ever before.
Even in uncertain times, one thing remains constant: we are facing this together and together we will do what we can to keep our region, especially the most vulnerable among us, healthy. As with other foundations, we will continue to monitor the latest on COVID-19 from public health officials and, as funders, we fully commit to joining forces to learn from our grantee partners about community needs and address this situation as best as we can. We encourage our grantee partners to also reach out to us with their own needs as we navigate the road ahead.
As Illinois prepares to move into Phase 3, please note that the Foundation staff will be in the office on a limited basis and continue to work from home. As always, the best way to reach us is by email or you can always leave us a voicemail message (See Contact Us Tab).
As you know, currently we cannot hold in-person site visits or in-person meetings until it is safe to do so. However, we are happy to "meet" via phone or videoconferencing or through virtual tours.
Please see below for important information:
We understand the importance of timely, accurate and helpful communication surrounding COVID-19. We encourage our grantee partners to visit trusted sources of public health information, including:
Centers for Disease Control
Chicago Department of Public Health
World Health Organization
The American Public Health Association
has also released coronavirus fact sheets in English, Spanish and Chinese. We invite you to share these with your clients and community partners.
Coronavirus Outbreak & the Nonprofit Sector
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