Supporting efforts that address individual health needs & systemic barriers to health.

HOW WE SUPPORT

We strive to be responsive to changing needs and circumstances in our region, and our grantmaking ensures that we address health inequities from a healing-informed and intersectional lens of racial and ethnic equity. We also believe that a mix of grantmaking and capacity building strategies that center community context creates a more functioning ecosystem in our region.

OUR GRANTMAKING PRIORITIES

ACCESS

to quality health services

ADDRESS

social determinants of health

ADVOCATE

for health-related policies & system change

AUGMENT

knowledge through capacity-building

Our Funding Area

As a health-conversion foundation, we fund a geographic region defined by the service area of MacNeal Hospital, from which we received our endowment in 2000. We also allocate the majority of funds to zip codes that rank lowest in our social determinants of health study. Our service area is comprised of 27 zip codes in western Cook County suburbs and the City of Chicago.

Our Impact

$24.9 Million

Since 2017

$8.8 Million

In 2020

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