Mano a Mano raises $400,000 in COVID-19 relief for immigrant and low-income families

GFF grantee Mano a Mano was featured in a recent Daily Herald article, “Mano a Mano raises $400,000 in COVID-19 relief for immigrant and low-income families” for its Tanda Emergency…

Twice as Nice now “Keeping Familes Covered”

The Lake County Journal article, “Twice As Nice Mother & Child to adopt new name”, discussed GFF grantee Twice as Nice Mother & Child’s name change to Keeping Families Covered….

How Students in Waukegan Juggle High School with Corporate Jobs

WTTF recently covered GFF grantee Cristo Rey St. Martin College Prep’s Work Study Program in the article, “How Students in Waukegan Juggle High School with Corporate Jobs.” “The Cristo Rey…

Twice As Nice Mother & Child expands program

GFF Grantee Twice as Nice Mother & Child recently expanded its programming to also offer period supplies. The Daily Herald wrote about it in the article, “Twice As Nice Mother…

As needs ‘skyrocket,’ nonprofits adapt to help struggling families

The Lake County Journal article, “As needs ‘skyrocket,’ nonprofits adapt to help struggling families” describes the efforts of many local nonprofit organizations (and GFF grantees Northern Illinois Food Bank, Bernie’s…

Solving Illinois’ teacher shortage is complicated. These five charts explain why.

Chalkbeat Chicago discussed the state’s teacher shortage in the article, “Solving Illinois’ teacher shortage is complicated. These five charts explain why,” which featured GFF grantee Advanced Illinois’ recent report. Warnings…

Twice as Nice sees diaper demand skyrocket

GFF grantee Twice as Nice Mother & Child is working overtime to help fill the dramatically increasing demand for diapers resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. A Chicago Herald article, Twice…

Nonprofit feeds county’s jobless, health heroes

A Chicago Tribune Lake County News Sun article “Nonprofit feeds county’s jobless, health heroes” recently featured GFF grantee Roberti Community House. The Robert House Culinary Pathway “has rapidly boosted efforts…

Chicago-area food banks report ‘dramatic increase’ in demand as many seek assistance for 1st time

In this ABC7 Chicago piece, “Chicago-area food banks report ‘dramatic increase’ in demand as many seek assistance for 1st time,” Julie Yurko, president and CEO of the Northern Illinois Food…

Bernie’s Book Bank has distributed over 100,000 books across Chicagoland since beginning of coronavirus crisis

Listen to Brian Floriani, GFF grantee Bernie’s Book Bank’s Founder and Chief Advancement Officer), and John Williams discuss Bernie’s Book Bank, which supplies books to underprivileged kids in Chicago for…