Champaign County COVID-19 Relief Fund Supports K-12 Students & Families

The Champaign County COVID-19 Relief Fund has approved $160,510 in grants to help K-12 students have a successful start to the new school year. Fund partners United Way of Champaign County and the Community Foundation of East Central Illinois have identified three critical needs: school supplies, education technology, and out of school support.

This is the 8th wave of grants provided by the Fund. Since it was established in March, the Fund has distributed almost $1 million in donations to local organizations focused on pandemic response and recovery.

Wave 8 – Education – $160,510.60

School Supplies

Essentials such as markers, crayons and paper.

Champaign Unit 4 Schools School Supply Kits $9,250.00
Champaign-Ford Regional Office of Education Hygiene and personal care products for teens $2,200.00
Hoopeston Multi-Agency School Supply Kits $3,000.00
Mahomet-Seymour School District School Supply Kits $1,250.00
Rantoul City Schools School Supply Kits $6,500.00
Urbana Unit 116 School Supply Kits $9,500.00


Education Technology

Tools to help students succeed in distance learning.

Big Brothers Big Sisters Technology support for kids/mentors $3,000.00
Don Moyer Boys and Girls Club Headsets with microphones $2,875.00
DREAAM Headsets with microphones $1,000.00
Life Line of Champaign Headsets with microphones $1,000.00
Mahomet Area Youth Club Headsets with microphones $400.00
The Reading Group Safety equipment cameras and speakers $2,806.60
Stephens Family YMCA Headsets with microphones $1,000.00
Stephens Family YMCA Learning Supplies, Chromebooks $10,000.00
Urbana Neighborhood Connections Center Headsets with microphones $1,575.00


 Out of School Support

Providing a safe environment for students who are in distance learning.

Boys and Girls Club of Danville COVID-19 Sanitizing Supplies $1,530.00
Don Moyer Boys and Girls Club All day care, academic support and child care
for students at the Champaign location
Life Line Champaign All day care and academic support for K-5 at
Mt Calvary Church in Garden Hills neighborhood
Mahomet Area Youth Club All day care and academic support for Junior
High students
Stephens Family YMCA Scholarships for families who cannot afford
weekly rate
Urbana Neighborhood Connections Center Supplies and staffing to support all day
learning and care


To donate to the fund,