Lake County Community Crisis Relief Fund

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The Lake County Community Crisis Relief Fund is designed to respond to critical needs that will arise in Lake County as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, and also to serve as a permanent countywide funding resource in times of future emergencies. The fund will provide our Lake County nonprofit health and human service providers with quick and well-coordinated funding support to alleviate unanticipated financial hardship that may arise in the event of a community or countywide emergency—both now in the face of the COVID-19 crisis and well into the future as other emergencies arise. Your generous donation will ensure that our nonprofit partners have the resources they need to quickly respond to the urgent needs our most vulnerable Lake County neighbors are facing.

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Donations may be made:

  • By Credit Card.
    To make a credit card contribution to the Crisis Relief Fund online  click here, or use one of the “Donate Today” buttons.
  • By Check.
    If you wish to make a gift by check to support the fund, please make your check payable to: “The Lake County Community Foundation” and reference “The Lake County Community Crisis Relief Fund” in the memo line.

    Mail your check to
    114 S. Genesee, Suite 505
    Waukegan, IL 60085.

  • By Other.
    Please contact Wendy Richter, Manager of Donor Services & Operations, at wendy@lakecountycf.org to request the Foundation’s gift instructions should you wish to make a wire transfer or gift of stock.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Contact Information

For general questions about the Lake County Community Crisis Relief Fund, please contact Maggie Morales, Executive Director, at maggie@lakecountycf.org or 847-377-0520.

For media inquiries, please contact Emily Weber, Manager of Community Leadership & Investment, at emily@lakecountycf.org or 847-377-0520.

For donor inquiries or to donate by stock or wire transfer, please contact Wendy Richter, Manager of Donor Services & Operations, at wendy@lakecountycf.org or 847-377-0520.

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Thank you to our funding partners

Julian Grace Foundation and Horizon Therapeutics, for their leadership in helping to launch the fund.