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Joint Statement COVID-19 in the Fox Valley Area

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March 18, 2020

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 and safe.

Aurora Women’s Empowerment Foundation (AWEF), Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley (CFFRV), Dunham Fund (DF), Fox Valley United Way (FVUW), and the INC Board support the many nonprofits who work tirelessly to ensure people in this area have access to quality healthcare, human services, and educational opportunities.

Our foundations will continue to monitor the latest on COVID-19 from the public health officials and, as funders, we will fully commit to joining forces to learn from our grantee partners about community needs and address the 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 together.

As your funding partners, we want you to know that we are committed to supporting your organizations and communicating accurate information as the situation with COVID-19 continues to unfold. We are working to identify Relief Funds available to your organization. We will share those opportunities when they
become available.

For information on COVID-19, visit these trusted public health organizations:

Center for Disease Control and Prevention
Illinois Department of Public Health
Kane County Public Health
American Public Health Association
World Health Organization
Governor's Office of Illinois

Additional resources listed on these local sites: CFFRV, Dunham Fund, and FVUW or call “2-1-1”.

We will continue to monitor the situation and update you with new developments. Please let us know how else we might help. In closing, we want to thank our community partners for their continued resiliency. The vital role of the nonprofit sector is more important than ever, as we continue to provide quality services to our most vulnerable neighbors with dignity and kindness.

We may be physically separated, but we can — and we must — support one another.

Aurora Women’s Empowerment Foundation
Kris Machajewski, President - Amy Baudouin, Chair

Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley
Julie Christman, President and CEO

Dunham Fund
Vicki Morcos, President and CEO

Fox Valley United Way
Michael Meyer, CEO

INC Board
Dalila Alegria, Executive Director