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COVID-19 Response & Resources

DuPage Foundation is committed to responding effectively to the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on our community and keeping you informed with pertinent information. Please see below for details on the DuPage Foundation COVID-19 Response Fund for DuPage County, information about the CARES Act, and links to other resources.

DuPage Foundation COVID-19 Response Fund

For Donors: We created the DuPage Foundation COVID-19 Response Fund for DuPage County to receive contributions from those looking to give locally during this time of crisis as part of a powerful, coordinated response. Our thanks to our lead partners including the Birck Family, the Hyett Family, the Illinois COVID-19 Response Fund, two area private foundations wishing to remain anonymous, Doris K. Christopher and Family, the Shebik Family, and grants from the Gustafson Family Foundation and Snodgrass Family Funds of DuPage Foundation, along with scores of contributions from other individuals such as Dr. Chand featured in our video, businesses, and foundations, bringing the Fund’s current total to $1.7 million. 

Direct gifts to your favorite charities are still needed now more than ever and are strongly encouraged. We also invite individuals, businesses, and foundations to join us in giving to this Fund to help us respond effectively to fuel our local not-for-profits that are being impacted by and charged with responding to the repercussions of this emergency on the front line.



On March 27, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) was enacted by the federal government in response to the unprecedented impact this world-wide pandemic is having on our nation.

This sweeping legislation has provided more than $2 trillion in relief for Americans and organizations affected by the COVID-19 crisis. Among the aid provided includes stimulus refunds to individuals and families, the suspension of mandatory retirement account distributions, a bevy of tax incentives aimed to encourage charitable giving, and access to loans for businesses and not-for-profits affected by the economic downturn.

On April 24, the Paycheck Protection Program and Healthcare Enhancement Act was signed into law. This Act provided an additional $484 billion in funding to the Paycheck Protection Program as well as more funding for hospitals and testing for COVID-19.

While the full scope of these Acts are too complex to fully summarize here, the following are some links to key highlights and resources for donors and not-for-profits:

Other CARES Act Resources

National Resource Links

State & Community Resource Links

Media Information

For media inquiries related to the COVID-19 crisis, contact Ginger Wheeler, director of communications, at or 630.598-5290.

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