GrantMaking FY 2018

$1,146,315
FY 2018

GranteeGrant AmountProjectFunding Area
Advocate Charitable Foundation$10,000Chicago Public Schools Healthcare Workforce Partnership
Expose high school students to careers in health care through sight visits, job shadow experiences, and summer internships
Healthcare Workforce
Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago$50,000Mentoring and Workforce Development
Connect youth and young adults from underserved communities to healthcare careers through a variety of hands-on experiences that inspire them to continue their studies and consider a career in heatlh care.
Healthcare Workforce
Chicagoland Workforce Funder Alliance$50,000Chicagoland Workforce Funder Alliance
Establish a healthcare industry-workforce partnership to improve employee retention by creating career pathways, encouraging local and targeted hiring practices and policies, and building relationships with education and training providers.

The major participating partners in the CHWC include Advocate Health Care (Co-Chair), University of Chicago Medicine (Co-Chair), Sinai Health System (Co-Chair), Cook County Health & Hospital System, Northwestern Medicine, Presence Health, NorthShore University Health System, Jesse Brown VA Medical Center, Rush University Medical Center, Malcolm X Community College (City Colleges of Chicago), Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership (the regional workforce board), ResCare (the workforce board’s healthcare sector center) and CWFA members (especially Chase, MRHT and Polk Bros).
Healthcare Workforce
Children First Fund Chicago Public Schools Foundation$189,265Preparing Today's Students for Tomorrow's Healthcare Workforce
Maximize Chicago Public Schools Healthcare Workforce Partnership participation and evaluation by underwriting the cost of transportation, study-related expenses, background checks, scrubs, and costs of partner convenings.
Healthcare Workforce
Cook County Health Foundation$127,050Cook County Careers in Healthcare Program
Plan and implement a new workforce development strategy to address system gaps in recruitment and skilled employment for adolescents and emerging adults from targeted communities in Chicago.
Healthcare Workforce
Council for Adult and Experiential Learning$125,000Creating Pipelines to Healthcare Careers for Chicago Region Veterans
Increase healthcare employment opportunities for veterans*
Healthcare Workforce
Health and Medicine Policy Research Group$50,000Chicago Area Schweitzer Fellows Program
Support the Schweitzer Fellowship program, where graduate health professions students design and implement direct service projects to improve health and well-being in Chicago's underserved communities
Healthcare Workforce
Health and Medicine Policy Research Group$125,000Supporting the Next Generation of Health Care Providers
Provide on-the-ground support for young health professionals from marginalized communities while simultaneously advancing policy and practice reform to address barriers to career success.
Healthcare Workforce
Mercy Hospital and Medical Center$10,000Chicago Public Schools Healthcare Workforce Partnership
Expose high school students to careers in health care through sight visits, job shadow experiences, and summer internships
Healthcare Workforce
Northwestern Memorial Healthcare$20,000Northwestern Medicine Workforce Development Programs
Expose high school students to healthcare careers through a variety of workforce initiatives that align with the Chicago Public Schools Healthcare Workforce Partnership, including: the NM Discovery Program, a two-year program in which high-achieving high school students are exposed to a broad range of activities designed to encourage their interest in healthcare careers, and the NM Scholars Program, a three-year program for high school students currently from Westinghouse High School.
Healthcare Workforce
One Million Degrees$80,000Empowering 30 Community College Students to Pursue Healthcare Careers at Malcolm X College
Provide onsite, academic, personal, professional and financial services to approximately 30 underserved Malcolm X students to help them stay in school, earn a degree, and launch upwardly mobile careers.
Healthcare Workforce
Presence Health Network$30,000Chicago Public Schools Healthcare Workforce Partnership
Expose high school students to careers in health care through sight visits, job shadow experiences, and summer internships
Healthcare Workforce
Rush University Medical Center$80,000Future-Ready Learning Labs
Implement and support health sciences programming in three Chicago Public Schools schools to prepare underserved youth for success in Career and Technical Education high schools and in the healthcare workforce.
Healthcare Workforce
Sinai Health System$50,000Sinai Pathways Program
Launch a new workforce development program to improve recruitment, retention, and employee growth and to increase the percentage of staff from the community that Sinai serves by 3%. Expose high school students to careers in health care through sight visits, job shadow experiences, and summer internships.
Healthcare Workforce
South Shore Hospital$10,000Chicago Public Schools Healthcare Workforce Partnership
Expose high school students to careers in health care through sight visits, job shadow experiences, and summer internships
Healthcare Workforce
University of Illinois at Chicago$100,000CHAMPIONS NETWork
Empower underserved youth through a summer internship and school-year program that trains them to become culturally-competent community health educators and to champion healthy lifestyles.
Healthcare Workforce
Year Up Inc$40,000Year Up Chicago’s Workforce Development Program
Provide underserved youth, ages 18-25, with a six-month training and a six-month internship with a prospective healthcare employer, with the goal of closing the opportunity divide.
Healthcare Workforce

$925,000
FY 2018

GranteeGrant AmountProjectFunding Area 
Alternatives, Inc.$80,000Integrated Care for Burke and Tilden
Increase integrated behavioral health services, including individual and group counseling, and restorative justice coaching within two Chicago public schools
School-Based Behavioral Health
Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago$100,000Building Capacity for a Collaborative Sustainable Model for the Implementation of Structured Psuchotherapy for Adolescents Responding to Chronic Stress (SPARCS) in Options Schools
Pilot a short-term version of the evidence-based clinical trauma intervention Structured Psychotherapy for Adolescents Responding to Chronic Stress (SPARCS), including coaching, consultation, and professional development in Options schools
School-Based Behavioral Health
Bright Star Community Outreach$40,000Truancy Education and Mentoring Progam (TEAM)
Provide the "Check and Connect" program model for case management services at four schools in Bronzeville and Woodlawn for youth at risk of dropping out of school
School-Based Behavioral Health
Children's Home & Aid$40,000Community-Based Behavioral Health
Provide bilingual, trauma-informed clinical counseling for children and their families by funding a therapist at Schubert Elementary school.
School-Based Behavioral Health
Children's Research Triangle$40,000Trauma Treatment Programs in Schools
Provide on-site, trauma-informed screening, assessment, and treatment services for students at eight Chicago schools and one early childhood center in an effort to reduce the effects of trauma.
School-Based Behavioral Health
Communities In Schools of Chicago$60,000The Mental Health Support Program
Provide individual counseling services to elementary students at Chicago Public Schools on the far South Side of Chicago
School-Based Behavioral Health
Communities In Schools of Chicago$75,000Intensive Support Program
Provide individual support and counseling for students in need of more intensive services by placing a full-time clinician in a school to coordinate programs and services for the whole school.
School-Based Behavioral Health
Enlace Chicago$40,000School-Based Counselors
Provide clinical mental health services, including individual and family counseling, in Little Village public schools to increase coping mechanisms and build protective factors.
School-Based Behavioral Health
Gads Hill Center$50,000Healthy Minds, Healthy Schools
Facilitate a comprehensive array of evidence-based, culturally and linguistically relevant behavioral health interventions through a Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS) model with a person-centered approach at two Chicago Public Schools.
School-Based Behavioral Health
Institute for Nonviolence Chicago$50,000School Outreach and Nonviolence Program
Increase the use of nonviolent conflict resolution principles by supporting two outreach workers in Austin College and Career Academy.
School-Based Behavioral Health
JCFS$50,000Therapeutic Day School
Expand behavioral health supports for students with significant emotional and behavioral disorders, including training staff in the Collaborative Problem Solving model, a social-emotional curriculum.
School-Based Behavioral Health
Luster Learning Institute$60,000Calm Classroom
Expand implementation of a mindfulness intervention among Chicago Public Schools' administrators and teachers.
School-Based Behavioral Health
Rush University Medical Center$45,000A Comprehensive Neighborhood School Executive Functions Curriculum Project
Pilot a comprehensive executive-functions curriculum in a Chicago Public School, including class exercises, professional development, and parent education.
School-Based Behavioral Health
UCAN$50,000UCAN Behavioral Health Services in Chicago Public Schools Neighborhood Schools
Deliver behavioral health services, including individual and group counseling, in eleven West and South Side Chicago Public Schools.
School-Based Behavioral Health
Umoja Student Development Corporatoin$50,000Restorative Justice Program
Expand restorative justice practices in Chicago Public Schools to address trauma and conflict.
School-Based Behavioral Health
Youth Guidance$45,000Becoming A Man (B.A.M.)
Provide gender-specific school-based group counseling and mentoring programs that seek to change the life trajectories of at-risk young men in grades 7-12 attending Chicago Public Schools
School-Based Behavioral Health
Youth Guidance$50,000Becoming A Man (BAM) and Working on Womanhood (WOW)
Provide gender-specific, school-based group counseling and mentoring programs that seek to change the life trajectories of at-risk young men and women in grades 7–12 attending Chicago Public Schools.
School-Based Behavioral Health

$500,338
FY 2018

GranteeGrant AmountProjectFunding Area
CJE Senior Life$71,338Program Outcomes and Data Management Project
Develop meaningful data and outcomes measurement to help CJE better understand and strengthen its impact on the older adult population.
Healthy Jewish Community
JCFS$50,000JCFS Rebranding and the Chicago Jewish Community: Phase 2
Implement re-branding efforts at JCFS to heighten visibility, strengthen the brand, and promote identity in order to engage, inspire, and mobilize funders, staff, volunteers, and community.
Healthy Jewish Community
Keshet$30,000Therapeutic School Support for Chicagp Public School Children
Provide high-level therapeutic, psychiatric, and educational services within a setting that integrates students with developmental and associated psychiatric challenges into the main stream of host Chicago Public Schools.
Healthy Jewish Community
Norton & Elaine Sarnoff Center for Jewish Genetics$100,000General Operating Support
Educate the Chicagoland Jewish community about recessive disorders and hereditary cancers that disapproportionately affect individuals of Jewish descent.
Healthy Jewish Community
REACH$54,000Executive Coaching for REACH Leadership
Train the REACH leadership team to improve the efficacy and structure of REACH's special education program in Jewish day schools across Chicago, as a Strengthening Leadership Capacity Building Project.
Healthy Jewish Community
SHALVA$40,000Journey to Higher Performance
Consolidate data and professionalize its use by staff to better inform their work.
Healthy Jewish Community
Sinai Health System$55,000Sinai Medical Group Consultant
Conduct a deep assessment of Sinai Medical Group's operations and provide recommendations to senior leadership that will ensure Sinai's operations are efficient, cost-effective, and sustainable.
Healthy Jewish Community
The ARK$100,000The ARK's Dental Clinic
Provide access to dental care for low-income adults, tailored to the unique cultural needs of the Jewish community.
Healthy Jewish Community

$35,000
FY 2018

GranteeGrant AmountProjectFunding Area
Connections for Abused Women and Their Children$35,000General Operating Support
Provide shelter for women and children, counseling, advocacy, and a 24-hour hotline for people affected by domestic violence
Domestic/Interpersonal Violence

$250,000
FY 2018

GranteeGrant AmountProjectFunding Area
Alexian Brothers Bonaventure House$45,000Occupational Therapy Program
Assist formerly homeless clients living with HIV to acquire critical life skills, find and maintain permanent housing, receive treatment for HIV, and achieve long-term independence and self-sufficiency*
Housing and Healthcare
All Chicago Making Homelessness History$50,000Collective Impact Strategy Implementation
Support consultants in designing the Continuum of Care (CoC)'s action agenda
Housing and Healthcare
Center for Housing and Health$75,000Implementation of the H2 2017-2019 Strategic Plan
Advance the data integration efforts among housing and health care entities as part of the Chicago and Cook County H2 Strategic Plan
Housing and Healthcare
Facing Forward to End Homelessness$80,000General Operating
Provide affordable permanent housing, health care and basic supportive services for chronically homeless individuals and families*
Housing and Healthcare

$125,000
FY 2018

GranteeGrant AmountProjectFunding Area
New Life Centers of Chicagoland$40,000Urban Life Skills
Provide mentoring, court advocacy, educational advocacy, family support services, sports/recreating, youth, employment, and service learning opportunities for youth ages 12-24 in the Little Village neighborhood of Chicago*
Violence Prevention
Storycatchers Theatre$40,000General Operating Support
Teach trauma-focused writing and performing arts programming to girls and boys at the Illinois Youth Center (IYC) - Warrenville, IYC - Chicago and the Cook County Juvenile temporary Detention Center*
Violence Prevention
University Of Chicago$45,000Healing Hurt People
Provide trauma-informed care in order to promote recovery and reduce re-injury, retaliation and mortality among violently injured youth
Violence Prevention

$220,000
FY 2018

GranteeGrant AmountProjectFunding Area
AIDS Foundation of Chicago$40,000General Operating Support for System-Level Leadership and Coordination of Chicago Area HIV/AIDS Care & Services
Improve health equity, prevent new cases of HIV, serve as a collaboration and knowledge center by mobilizing advocates and people living with HIV and related chronic diseases to transform systems, policies, and resources*
Advocacy
Healthy Schools Campaign$50,000Change for Good
Transform Chicago schools and classrooms into environments that support student health, provide regular access to healthy food, physical activity, health services and nutrition education*
Advocacy
Illinois Partners for Human Service$40,000General Operating Support
Advocate for adequate funding and educate about the value of human services
Advocacy
John Howard Association of Illinois$40,000Healthcare Continuum Initiative
Monitor and advocate for changes that significantly improve healthcare outcomes for justice-involved individuals
Advocacy
Mental Health Leadership Initiative$50,000General Operating Support
Provide local and state policymakers with strategic guidance about the most impactful approaches and investments, including addressing the opiod epidemic
Advocacy

$225,000
FY 2018

GranteeGrant AmountProjectFunding Area
Advocate Health Care$40,000Mobile Dental Program at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center
Provide support for direct care, outreach and preventative education to reduce inequities in oral health and increase quality of life for underserved individuals across Chicago*
Oral Health
CommunityHealth$50,000General Operating Support
Provide high-quality, comprehensive, free health and dental care to thousands of low-income, uninsured patients
Oral Health
Dental Lifeline Network Illinois$35,000Chicago Donated Dental Services Program
Provide oral health care to adults with disabiliites, the elderly, medically frail and to those who are unable to afford or access treatment for seriously neglected dental problems*
Oral Health
Goldie's Place$55,000Dental Program
Provide comprehensive dental services, including dentures, for homeless clients*
Oral Health
St. Bernard Hospital and Health Center$45,000The Dental Center
Provide a range of oral health services to under-served children and families as well as special needs children and adults from Chicago's South Side communities
Oral Health
GranteeGrant AmountProjectFunding Area
Chicago Youth Programs, Inc.$40,000General Operating Support
Provide comprehensive youth development activities for low-income children and their families, including mentoring, tutoring, health services, physical activity, nutrition education and parenting supports*
Healthy Children
La Rabida Children's Hospital$40,000Chicago Child Trauma Center
Provide services, at no cost to families, for children who have exerienced trauma, including sexual and physical abuse, domestic and community violence, loss through violent death, and burns and other medical trauma*
Healthy Children
Lydia Home Association$35,000Safe Families for Children
Provide safe, temporary homes for children from families facing an immediate crisis, including a medical or mental health crisis, homelessness or unemployment, and child safety issues*
Healthy Families
Primo Center for Women and Children$30,000Trauma-Informed Mental Health Services
Provide trauma-informed mental healthcare in a congregate setting to women and children who have had significant exposure to trauma and violence and who experience serious mental health challenges as a result*
Healthy Families
Chicago Botanic Garden$35,000Food as Medicine at the Farm on Ogden
Collaborate with Lawndale Christian Health Center to help relieve hunger and mitigate diet-related disease among low-income residents of North Lawndale and neighboring communities*
Healthy Living
Chicago Family Health Center$20,000Strong Minds: South Side Psychiatric Access
Expand psychiatric and substance abuse services on the south side of Chicago by supporting a portion of the salary of a psychiatric nurse practitioner*
Mental health