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Southern Illinois Non-Profits to Receive $400,000 in COVID Response Funds


This week non-profit agencies in eight southern Illinois counties will receive 400-thousand dollars to help with relief from the COVID-19 pandemic.

The funds will be distributed in 61 different grants throughout the week.
The 400-thousand is being distributed by the Southern Illinois Community Foundation and the United Way of Southern Illinois and comes from the Illinois COVID-19 Response Fund.

SICF Executive Director Byram Fager said the money from this 3rd Round of granting has expanded the types of support. In addition to help with food, southern Illinoisan’s will get help with Interim housing and shelter, Mental Health, Utility and financial assistance, Rent and help for children and other vulnerable populations.

Grantee Organizations:
• Alexander/Pulaski NAACP
• At the River Ministries
• Attucks Community Services Center
• Bethel Temple Evangelist Ministry
• Bibleway Food Pantry
• Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Illinois
• Boyton Street Community Center
• Cairo Women's Shelter
• Cambria Food Pantry
• Carbondale Muslim Center Food Pantry
• Centerstone
• Chester Area Christian Food Pantry
• Community United Food Pantry
• COPE Food Pantry
• Crosswalk CAA - Jackson
• Crosswalk CAA - Jefferson
• Crosswalk CAA - Williamson
• Daystar Community Program
• Desoto Food Pantry
• Elkville Christian Church Food Pantry
• First United Methodist Church Assistance Fund
• First Missionary Baptist
• Foster Family Resource Center of SI
• Good Samaritan Food Pantry
• Good Samaritan Shelter
• Guardian Family Services
• Happy Hearts
• Heaven's Kitchen – Marion
• Herrin House of Hope
• Humbled Hearts Ministries
• Humbled Hearts Ministries, Inc.
• Jefferson County Comprehensive Services
• Jefferson County Ministerial Alliance
• Johnston City Manna Mission
• Joppa Missionary Baptist
• Least of the Brethren Food Pantry
• Lifeboat Homeless Shelter
• Marion Ministerial Alliance
• Murphysboro Food Pantry
• Murphysboro Senior Citizen Center
• Perry Jackson Child Advocacy Center
• Reformed Presbyterian Church
• River Church Pittsburg
• Saluki Food Pantry
• Salvation Army - Williamson
• Second Baptist Church Food Pantry
• Shawnee Development Council – Alexander
• Shawnee Development Council - Massac
• Shawnee Development Council - Pulaski
• Sparta Food Pantry
• The Lighthouse Shelter
• The Warming Center
• The Women's Center - Jackson
• The Women's Center - Williamson
• United Methodist Church Assistance Fund
• Victory Dream Center Food Pantry
• Weekend Blessings
• Western Egyptian EOC - Perry
• Western Egyptian EOC - Jackson
• Western Egyptian EOC - Randolph
• Women for Change

SICF continues to accept donations for Southern Illinois, thru its SICF COVID Community Relief Fund. Donate by visiting www.sicf.org and clicking on the COVID-19 banner.

Checks can also be mailed to:
Southern Illinois Community Foundation
PO Box 1772, Marion, IL 62959
United Way of Southern Illinois