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We accelerate and strengthen proven solutions to improve the health of all Chicagoans. We partner with nonprofits across Chicago addressing health challenges. Whether scaling up a promising new model or sustaining a long-term, proven program, we are committed to our partner’s success.

After reviewing our website, if you think your organization may be eligible for a grant, please contact the appropriate program officer to discuss your program. We review funding requests according to the timeline below (or above). Michael Reese does not accept unsolicited proposals.

Our Program Officers

Jennifer Rosenkranz: Domestic Violence, School-Based Behavioral Health, Healthcare Coverage, Community Violence Prevention
Rachel Reichlin: Homelessness, Healthcare Workforce, Oral Health
Gayla Brockman: Healthy Jewish Community
Elissa Mann: General grantmaking questions

Explore our grantmaking

Our Priorities

We focus our work on the most pressing health challenges facing Chicago.

Community Violence Prevention

We work to decrease violence in Chicago.

domestic violence

We work to prevent and address the
impact of domestic violence.

Health Care Coverage

We work to protect access
to public health benefits.

Healthcare Workforce

We work to develop a skilled and
inclusive healthcare workforce.

Healthy Jewish Community

We work to strengthen our regions strong network
of Jewish health providers and advocates.


We work to strengthen partnerships
between health and housing providers.

Oral Health

We work to provide quality integrated
oral and primary healthcare services.

School Based Behavioral Health

We work to systematically address
trauma experienced by Chicago youth.


We partner with nonprofits across Chicago addressing Chicago’s health challenges. Through our Grantmaking program, we provide grant funding, advisory support and operational assistance to strengthen the programs and services of our grantee partners.

We are always here to advise, make connections and advocate for you, because your work is the core of our work.

Funding CycleSpringFallWinter
Proposal Deadline*March 15

September 15December 15

Grant PeriodJuly 1-June 30January 1-December 31April 1-March 31
Priority AreaSchool-based Behavioral Health,
Healthcare Workforce,
Healthy Jewish Community
Community Violence Prevention,
Domestic Violence
Oral Health,
Advocacy/Health Care Coverage

*If the 15th falls on a weekend, the proposal will be due on the next business day

Please note, Michael Reese’s portion of indirect expenses cannot exceed 10% of your project’s direct expenses

Current Grantee Partners

If you have questions regarding reporting requirements, please review your grant contract and then contact your program officer. Generally, reports are due 45 days after the conclusion of your grant period.