Skip to contents
Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

Didn’t Receive A Stimulus Check? Here Are 20 Chicago Organizations Where You Can Apply For Cash

A $1,000 grant aims to provide cash assistance to families who were left out of the federal government's stimulus fund.

Raul Raymundo, CEO of the Resurrection Project, announced the new fund alongside Mayor Lori Lightfoot.
Provided
  • Credibility:

PILSEN —   Starting Monday, local Chicagoans excluded from the federal government’s stimulus program can apply for $1,000 cash grants through 20 organizations across the city.

The Chicago Resiliency Fund, created by Pilsen-based nonprofit The Resurrection Project in partnership with the city, is providing cash assistance to people who are undocumented, mixed-status families, people experiencing homelessness, and more.

The program has been funded with a $4 million donation from an anonymous donor and $1 million from the Open Society Foundations.

Many people, including undocumented immigrants and mixed-status families, were left out of that federal stimulus packaged issued earlier this year.

RELATED: With No Safety Net, Undocumented Chicagoans Struggle To Survive Pandemic: ‘We’ve Been Left Behind’

Chicago residents with an income less than 300 percent of the poverty level, who did not receive a federal stimulus check, are eligible for the $1,000 grants.

More information about the fund will be available online.

Individuals can apply by phone by calling the following organization below:

  • The Resurrection Project
    (312) 880-1145
    Language(s): English and Spanish
    Applications accepted from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Mon-Fri.
  • Acclivus, Inc.
    Language(s): English
    Applications accepted from 9a.m. to 5 p.m., Mon-Fri.
  • Austin Coming Together
    (708) 529-5042
    Language(s): English and Spanish
    Applications accepted from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tues-Fri
  • Austin Peoples Action Center
    (773) 921-2121
    Language(s): English and Spanish
    Applications accepted from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Mon-Fri
  • Centro Romero
    (312) 278-3117
    Language(s): English and Spanish
    Applications accepted from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Tues-Thurs
  • Chicago Coalition for the Homeless
    (312) 459-6607
    Language(s): English
    Applications accepted from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Fridays
  • Chicago Commons
    (773) 635-2172
    Language(s): English and Spanish
    Applications accepted from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m., Mondays and Wednesdays
  • Chicago Community and Workers’ Rights
    (773) 653-3664
    Language(s): Spanish
    Applications accepted from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays
  • Community Organizing and Family Issues (COFI)
    (773) 231-0720
    Language(s): English and Spanish
    Applications accepted from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 5 p.m. and 7 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays
  • CTU Centro de Trabajadores Unidos
    (312) 880-9803
    Language(s): English and Spanish
    Applications accepted from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Mon-Wed
  • Enlace Chicago
    (773) 943-7570
    Language(s): English and Spanish
    Applications accepted from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., Wednesdays and Thursdays
  • HANA Center
    (773) 754-8500
    Language(s): Korean, Spanish and English
    Applications accepted from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Mon-Fri
  • Indo-American Center
    (773) 973-4444
    Language(s): Hindi, Urdu, Gujarati, Arabic
    Days and times applications will be accepted: 10am-12pm Mondays to Thursdays
  • Latino Union of Chicago
    (312) 491-9044
    Language(s): English and Spanish
    Applications accepted from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays
  • Logan Square Neighborhood Association
    (773) 384-4370
    Language(s): English and Spanish
    Applications accepted from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays
  • Metropolitan Family Services
    (773) 371-3700
    Language(s): Spanish
    Applications accepted from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Mon-Fri
  • Northwest Side Housing Center
    (773) 283-3888
    Language(s): English and Spanish
    Applications accepted from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., Mondays and Wednesdays 
  • Pui Tak Center
    (312) 328-7451
    Language(s): Mandarin and Cantonese.
    Applications accepted from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Mon-Fri
  • Southwest Organizing Project (SWOP)
    (773) 471-8208 Ext. 120
    Language(s): English and Spanish
    Applications accepted from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Mondays and Tuesdays
  • United African Organization
    (773) 800-0837
    Language(s): Amharic, Twi, Igbo, Yoruba, French, English
    Applications accepted from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., Mondays and Tuesdays

Block Club Chicago’s coronavirus coverage is free for all readers. Block Club is an independent, 501(c)(3), journalist-run newsroom.

Subscribe to Block Club Chicago. Every dime we make funds reporting from Chicago’s neighborhoods.

Already subscribe? Click here to support Block Club with a tax-deductible donation.