This page is a collection of community-curated resources that we hope will be helpful to you during this time - we haven't clicked through everything on all of these but we believe them to be worth sharing. We know there are a lot of resources out there, our hope is that this collection can be a starting point for our particular network of nonprofit professionals whether you're looking to be the best remote leader you can or you're trying to keep your family healthy and fed. 

We are always open to feedback and additional resources. If you have something you think we should consider adding, or a resource you would like help finding, please let us know via email ( or by filling out this form, and we will do our best to expand this list.  We hope you are doing ok, and please let us know how we can be of service!

General Collections of Resources

  • Communities In Schools of Chicago compiled this spreadsheet full of all sorts of resources, from medical information to hotlines to legal resources to ideas for how to keep kids entertained inside all day! 
  • City Bureau has put together a Resource Finder with a long list of external resources, which is searchable by topic, language, and more.
  • Forefront has compiled many resources for nonprofits and funders, including resources by sector, policy and census updates, and more.
  • Block Club Chicago has a long list of resource links for if you feel sick, need help, want to support local business, and much more.
  • South Side Weekly also has a collection of resources for South Side communities.

Resources for Individuals and Families

Information about COVID-19

  • The Illinois Department of Health COVID page has information on workplace safety, the executive order, and statistics on coronavirus cases in Illinois. They also have a page on testing guidance and locations, and on metrics used to guide the Restore Illinois Plan phases.Additionally, they have a hotline to answer questions about COVID-19 symptoms, testing, and more. You can call them at 800-889-3931 or email them at
  • Information about the Restore Illinois plan and phases can be found on the State of Illinois website.
  • The City of Chicago Coronavirus Response Center includes information such as the Ask Dr. Arwady videos, employment and volunteer opportunities, information on safety and testing, and the reopening framework.
  • The World Health Organization also has a broad collection of coronavirus information, data, and resources.
  • TESTING LOCATIONS can be found on the Illinois DPH website and City of Chicago website, both list community free testing sites as well as traditional testing sites.

Resources for Nonprofit Organizations

Resources on Job Searching and Working/Managing Remotely

  • The YNPN Chicago Job Board is still open for new postings, as are:
  • The Muse has a collection of resources on working during Covid, it's not nonprofit specific but has a wide range of content.
  • General Assembly is offering Free Fridays through June for their catalog of workshops on a variety of job skill topics such as data analytics, marketing, project management, and more.
  • LinkedIn has a series of video courses on working remote topics for employees and leaders.

Volunteering Opportunities