As part of our trust-based philanthropic approach, we began multi-year general operating support as a new strand of our core funding in 2021. Our first multi-year partner cohort has deep community relationships and a health equity approach most aligned with our long-term strategies and vision for creating systems change in our region. We look forward to building these long-term partnerships, learning from the cohort, and co-creating intersectional approaches that aim to reimagine health and an equitable recovery from the COVID pandemic in our region.
The following list of grantee partners will receive a renewable grant each year from 2021-2023 to support their leadership efforts in advancing health equity in our region.
LEGACY & EQUITY – Represents partners that primarily serve communities in Chicago and western Cook County suburbs that experience the greatest health inequities in our region and have been disproportionately impacted by the pandemic.
REGIONAL – Represents partners that serve communities across our entire service region.
SUBURBAN REGIONAL – Represents partners that primarily serve our region’s communities in west suburban Cook County.
ACCESS to quality health services (Downstream)
Partners’ efforts are centered on removing physical, financial and/or cultural barriers to care while also highlighting and engaging on upstream solutions.
Partners’ efforts are centered on creating more equitable, inclusive and just communities while meaningfully improving community health by addressing social determinants of health.
ADVOCATE for health policies & systems change (Midstream)
Partners’ efforts center and cultivate the leadership expertise and solutions of communities and individuals that are most impacted by the inequities they seek to address.
AUGMENT knowledge through capacity building (Upstream)
Partners’ efforts center on how they have developed intentional partnerships to ensure that public health data can live and belong in communities, and how those relationships can drive community-led inquiry, improved data collection and outcomes reporting.