By prioritizing some of the most urgent health challenges facing our city, we are addressing the root causes of health inequities. Michael Reese remains committed, as always, to honoring our Jewish legacy.

We prevent and address the impact of domestic violence by supporting both survivors and those who cause harm to break the cycle of violence.

We connect initiatives to develop pathways for a skilled and inclusive health workforce to provide stable and living-wage jobs while creating better quality and accessible care.

We work to end homelessness in Chicago by advocating for stronger, more coordinated systems that provide stable housing.

We build the capacity of our city’s strong network of Jewish-led health providers, advocates and services so their resources are more easily within reach to all Chicagoans who need them.

The tools we use to create change

Our tools are designed to advance our priority areas. Whether used individually or in some combination, our tools allow us to go deeper within an issue to create real, lasting change.


Through advocacy, Michael Reese pushes for lasting change by advancing policies and systems that improve health.


Our grantmaking tool accelerates and strengthens solutions to improve the health of Chicagoans most affected by systemic inequities.


Incubation allows us to take risks on new, experimental or proven ideas that hold promise to change the future of health.

Latest News & Updates

Exploring the Intersection of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Domestic Violence

October 26, 2023
Decades of research into traumatic brain injuries (TBI) initially focused on athletes and veterans, examining the immediate and long-term effects of violent blows or jolts to the head, such as...
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Driving Change through the Housing Justice Fund 

September 14, 2023
Since 2020, Chicago Funders Together to End Homelessness (CFTEH) has brought together 30+ local funders to combat homelessness in Chicago. A key achievement was the 2022 launch of the Housing...
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A Closer Look: Introducing Our New Board Members

August 17, 2023
Join us in welcoming our newest board members, Former Representative Greg Harris, Marvin Lindsay, Dr. Edward Linn and Dr. Stacy Raviv. We are thrilled to welcome these exceptional individuals to...
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