To help ease the increased needs of Illinoisans during the COVID-19 pandemic, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois (BCBSIL) has awarded Facing Forward a $20,000 grant as part of BCBSIL’s $1.5 million COVID-19 Community Collaboration Fund.
This funding will directly support our clients and organizations in a number of ways, including emergency rental assistance, childcare and sanitation supplies, interim housing support and resources for our direct services staff. The outpouring of support we have received amidst the COVID-19 outbreak is critical to ensuring the long-term health and stability of our clients during this pandemic and beyond.
BCBSIL selected 75 organizations across Illinois with missions focused on access to care, hunger and shelter to receive $20,000 grants to rapidly help address to the current crisis.
“We know COVID-19 is challenging the resources that allow local organizations to provide a safety net for people most in need,” said Steve Hamman, president of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois. “While we continue to help ensure our members have access to the care and coverage they need, these grants allow us to broaden our impact and make a difference in the lives of so many.”
For a full list of grantees go to https://www.bcbsil.com/newsroom/category/community-health/covid-19-community-grant-awards