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

Drastic reductions in Victims of Crime Act funding will adversely impact organizations providing gender-based violence services

May 19, 2023
Written by Michael Reese Program Director, Jennifer Rosenkranz To heal and thrive, it is critical that survivors can access high-quality, culturally appropriate services, which may include forensic testing, counseling, legal...
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Michael Reese welcomes new Chief Program Officer, Blair Harvey, MSW

February 14, 2023
Gayla Brockman, Michael Reese President and CEO, and Blair Harvey, Chief Program Officer We are thrilled to announce the addition of Blair Harvey, MSW as the new Chief Program Officer...
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Michael Reese’s first incubation project launches its own grantmaking initiative – the Housing Justice Fund

December 8, 2022
Launched in 2020, Chicago Funders Together to End Homelessness (CFTEH) is Michael Reese's first incubation project. Now, CFTEH has built its first grantmaking initiative to address gaps in homelessness funding...
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