Support COVID-19 Relief Efforts

Health Sciences Priority Fund

Contributions to this fund will be put to immediate use in support of the most urgent projects and COVID19 initiatives pertaining to Health Sciences across all UIUC colleges, units and institutes, such as:

  • Discovery, development, and translation of rapid, scalable solutions to address national and global shortages in COVID-19 testing mechanisms, PPE, therapeutics, and medical devices such as ventilators
  • Resource generation and process improvement to address the efficacy and accessibility of quality healthcare in a time of crisis, as well as the safety of front-line healthcare personnel
  • Research using big data, AI, and other emergent technologies to address prevention, treatment and recovery efforts (including those that address supply chain, mental health, environmental, and adjacent crises) for COVID-19 as well as future global health crises
  • Research and programming to alleviate the disparities in healthcare, food and shelter security, and income inequality suffered by traditionally under-represented and vulnerable populations and those most directly impacted by disasters such as COVID-19

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Illinois CARES: COVID-19 Emergency Support Fund

The COVID-19 pandemic has created some very challenging circumstances for Illinois students. We invite you to make a gift to the Illinois CARES: COVID-19 Emergency Support Fund, created to assist with students’ most critical needs, including tuition assistance, housing, and food both now and in the coming academic year. Your gift helps us to ensure that those who need it most have the resources they need to continue their education. For up-to-date information about the University’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, please click here.

Gift Amount: $

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SHIELD Illinois Fund

Your gift of $300 in support of SHIELD Target, Test and Tell provides a semester’s worth of testing for one member of our Illinois family. The SHIELD initiative is a new, cutting-edge program pioneered by Illinois researchers to create frequent, inexpensive, and rapid testing, privacy-centered exposure notifications, and test result communications in coordination with the Champaign-Urbana Public Health Department to limit the spread of COVID-19. The name, SHIELD, reflects our commitment to shield the campus community from COVID-19. Our saliva-based test and SHIELD platform has now been the subject of national media coverage, and has received consistent accolades for its accuracy, ease of use, low cost, and its support through cutting edge modelling and epidemiology as well as timely communication of exposure risks. Gifts to the SHIELD Fund help keep Illinois students, faculty, staff, and community members safe through SHIELD’s comprehensive platform, including saliva testing that is easy to administer, scalable, and sensitive, with quicker results and more economical than current alternatives such as nasal swabs. Students and faculty/staff who are on-campus are required to be tested up to twice per week to ensure the safest environment possible.

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Unit Annual Funds

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If you would like to make a gift to a fund not listed above please browse our giving page.