United Way of the North Shore will be accepting applications for the Economic Crisis Relief Fund. These grants are possible through the United Way Endowment Fund of the Evanston Community Foundation.

Approximately $130,000 will be available to agencies providing services to people who work or reside in Evanston. Grants will be given to programs that specifically address services that are in high demand due to the economic crisis such as homelessness, hunger, employment, or mental health services.

Interested applicants should contact Tamara Habib, Program Manager, at United Way of the North Shore. (847) 999-2990. Thabib@uw-mc.org. Applications will be due by July, 31, 2009 with grants to be made by September 30, 2009.

United Way of the North Shore, a member of United Way of Metropolitan Chicago, engages caring people throughout our community to invest time and resources where they are needed most. United Way creates positive, lasting change by encouraging local residents to donate, advocate, and volunteer.