How We Work >

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.