GrantMaking FY 2019

$802,153
FY 2019

GranteeGrant AmountProjectFunding Area
Advocate Charitable Foundation$25,114Advocate Youth Workforce Expansion
Expose high school students to careers in healthcare through sight visits, job shadow experiences, and summer internships
Healthcare Workforce
Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago$50,000Community Engagement & Workforce Education
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 the heatlhcare field
Healthcare Workforce
Chicagoland Workforce Funder Alliance$50,000Chicagoland Healthcare Workforce Collaborative
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$118,514Preparing 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$63,525Cook 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
Health and Medicine Policy Research Group$150,000Diversifying the Healthcare Workforce: Supporting Career Pathways and Trajectories
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$25,000Mercy Hospital Workforce Development Project
Expose high school students to careers in healthcare through sight visits, job shadow experiences, and summer internships
Healthcare Workforce
Northwestern Memorial Healthcare$20,000Northwestern Medicine Youth Pipeline Program
Expose high school students to health care careers through a variety of workforce initiatives that align with the Chicago Public Schools Healthcare Workforce Partnership which include: 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 health care careers and the NM Scholars Program - a three-year program for high school students currently from Westinghouse High School
Healthcare Workforce
One Million Degrees$80,000Accelerating Community College Students' Pursuit of 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 and ETHS Healthcare Workforce Partnership
Expose high school students to careers in healthcare 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 healthcare 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 healthcare through sight visits, job shadow experiences, and summer internships
Healthcare Workforce
Year Up Inc$50,000Advancing Year Up Chicago's Work with the Healthcare Sector
Provide a six month training and a six month internship with a prospective healthcare employer for underserved youth, ages 18-25, with the goal of closing the opportunity divide
Healthcare Workforce

$1,007,300
FY 2019

GranteeGrant AmountProjectFunding Area
Alternatives, Inc.$80,000Integrated Care for Mollison and Carnegie
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$100,000Center for Childhood Resilience
Expand access to Structured Psychotherapy for Adolescents Responding to Chronic Stress (SPARCS), within at-risk, high-need Chicago Public Schools' neighborhood and alternative schools
School-Based Behavioral Health
ATT & REACH$67,300Collaborative Problem Solving
Expand the ability to provide Collaborative Problem Solving training and implementation in Jewish Day Schools to address challenging student behavior
School-Based Behavioral Health
Children First Fund Chicago Public Schools Foundation$100,000SPARCS Intervention for Traumatized Youth
Provide Structured Psychotherapy for Adolescents Responding to Chronic Stress (SPARCS) services in 20 Chicago public schools
School-Based Behavioral Health
Children's Home & Aid$45,000Community - Based Behavioral Health Program
Supporting a therapist at Schubert Elementary School to provide bilingual, trauma-informed clinical counseling for children and their families
School-Based Behavioral Health
Children's Research Triangle$45,000Trauma 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 trauma
School-Based Behavioral Health
Communities In Schools of Chicago$75,000Intensive Program
To place a full-time clinician in a Chicago Public School to provide individual support and counseling for students in need of intensive services and to coordinate programs and services for all school students
School-Based Behavioral Health
Enlace Chicago$45,000School-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$55,000Healthy 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
JCFS$55,000Therapeutic Day School
Expand behavioral health supports for students with significant emotional and behavioral disorders, including staff training 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 within Chicago Public Schools
School-Based Behavioral Health
NAMI- Greater Chicago$50,000Ending the Silence
Reduce stigma and teach young people about the signs and symptoms of mental illness and connect them to services and support
School-Based Behavioral Health
Rush University Medical Center$45,000Comprehensive Neighborhood School Community Executive Functions Curriculum Project, Year 2: Emphasis on Sustainability
Pilot a comprehensive executive-functions curriculum in a Chicago Public School, including class exercises, professional development and parent education
School-Based Behavioral Health
UCAN$55,000Behavioral Health Serivces in Chicago Public Neighborhood Schools
Deliver behavioral health services, including individual and group counseling, in eleven West Side and South Side Chicago Public Schools
School-Based Behavioral Health
Umoja Student Development Corporatoin$75,000Transforming Schools through Restorative Justice
Expand restorative justice practices in Chicago Public Schools to address trauma and conflict
School-Based Behavioral Health
Youth Guidance$55,000Becoming 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

$249,680
FY 2019

GranteeGrant AmountProjectFunding Area
CJE Senior Life$99,680Program 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
Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago$150,0002020 Metropolitan Chicago Jewish Population Study
Conduct a large-scale, multi-stage community study of Chicago's Jewish community in order to help the community plan for and allocate resources in response to identified needs and trends, ensuring that the philanthropic dollars are stewarded as effectively and efficiently as possible
Healthy Jewish Community

$658,294
FY 2019

GranteeGrant AmountProjectFunding Area
Apna Ghar, Inc.$50,000Cross-Sector Collaboration between Apna Ghar, Inc. and Turning Point Behavioral Health Center
Implement a feelings management group for fathers who have used violence against their partners with the aim to interrupt the cycle of violence for the family and prevent children from experiencing the long-term impact of family violence
Domestic/Interpersonal Violence
Ascend Justice$30,000Cook County Domestic Violence Co-Location Project Planning
Plan for the implementation of a domestic violence-child welfare co-location project in Cook County to address systemic deficiencies in the treatment of families that are experienicing domestic violence
Domestic/Interpersonal Violence
Between Friends$75,000Counseling and Support Services
Provide evidence-based crisis and long-term counseling services for survivors of domestic violence
Domestic/Interpersonal Violence
Casa Central$35,000Violence Prevention and Intervention (VPI) Program
Deliver long-term counseling services to families and adult survivors of domestic violence, including crisis intervention, safety planning, case management, advocacy, and referrals to community resources
Domestic/Interpersonal Violence
Chicago Children's Advocacy Center$40,000Student Sexual Abuse Prevention & Treatment Project
Design and execute a large-scale program capable of training all Chicago Public Schools staff on preventing and reporting sexual abuse before the start of the current school year as a response to the sexual abuse of students
Domestic/Interpersonal Violence
Connections for Abused Women and Their Children$35,000Children's Trauma Services
Provide evidence-based individual and group mental health counseling for children ages 3–18 on a long-term basis to mitigate the impact of domestic violence
Domestic/Interpersonal Violence
Erie Neighborhood House$40,000Domestic Violence Project
Provide care coordination, legal consultation and representation, and mental health counseling and case management services to immigrant survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault through an interdepartmental collaboration between the agency's citizenship & immigration department and its violence prevention program, Proyecto Cuidate
Domestic/Interpersonal Violence
Family Rescue, Inc.$50,000Domestic Violence Reduction Unit - Multi-Disciplinary Team
Coordinate with the Chicago Police Department and the State's Attorney's Office to identify households that are at high risk for future violence and homicide and proactively connect those families to services with the goal of reducing the risk of serious injury or death
Domestic/Interpersonal Violence
Illinois Coalition Against Domestic Violence$35,000Domestic Violence Alternative Shelter Planning Cooperative
Investigate models to transform the domestic violence service sector to better meet the shelter and economic development needs of survivors of domestic violence in Cook County
Domestic/Interpersonal Violence
Lakeview Pantry$25,000Survivor and Family Empowerment (SAFE)
Assist victims of domestic violence who come to the food bank but are not yet receiving support services for domestic violence
Domestic/Interpersonal Violence
SHALVA$100,000Progressing on Healing Journey: Counseling for the Long Term
Address domestic abuse in Chicago's Jewish homes by providing survivors of interpersonal violence with long-term counseling tailored to their individual needs
Domestic/Interpersonal Violence
Sinai Health System$60,000Schwab Rehabilitation Hospital's Domestic Violence Program
Ensure that people with disabilities who experience domestic violence receive the necessary support, resources, and referrals to live at their highest level of independencce and achieve their highest potential
Domestic/Interpersonal Violence
Swedish Covenant Hospital$53,294The Violence Prevention Program
Educate hospital staff on the intersection of domestic violence and traumatic brain injury so they can better identify affected patients and connect them with the multifaceted care required for long-term healing
Domestic/Interpersonal Violence
Working in Support of Education$30,000MoneyW!SE Expansion to Cook County, Illinois
Build the financial knowledge, skills, and confidence of domestic violence survivors through a 10–12 week personal financial education program
Domestic/Interpersonal Violence

$225,000
FY 2019

GranteeGrant AmountProjectFunding Area
All Chicago Making Homelessness History$50,000National HMIS and Data Systems Environmental Scan
Conduct a national scan of Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) data to identify the technical needs necessary to enable real-time data sharing with other sectors
Housing and Healthcare
Center for Housing and Health$90,000Chicago and Cook County Housing for Health (H2) Strategic Plan
Advance data integration efforts among housing and health care entities as part of the Chicago and Cook County H2 Strategic Plan
Housing and Healthcare
Claretian Associates$25,000South Chicago Housing and Health Data Integration Plan
Form a partnership between a supportive housing facility for seniors and a neighborhood, federally qualified health center (FQHC) so that health and wellness learning and education services are co-located in one setting
Housing and Healthcare
Enterprise Community Partners$25,000Health and Housing
Create a Community Health Dashboard of information to create resident-informed Health Action Plans, with the goal of increasing use of healthy design standards to positively impact health outcomes
Housing and Healthcare
Illinois Public Health Institute$35,000A Plan to Support Health and Housing Data Exchange
Lead a comprehensive stakeholder engagement and planning process to document the environment for information flow between health and housing. The document will be used to develop the technical, legal, and operational requirements for a Master Person Index (MPI) for greater Chicago
Housing and Healthcare

$1,367,281
FY 2019

GranteeGrant AmountProjectFunding Area
Acclivus Inc.$972,710Chicago Violent Trauma Hospital Response
Continue and strengthen the hospital response program, staffed by credible messengers (individuals who were previously involved in street organizations and/or lost loved ones due to violence) who engage the patient, family, and friends; provide emotional support; make essential links to services; and prevent retaliation by notifying their community-based violence interrupters of possible plans for retaliation
Violence Prevention
Civic Consulting Alliance$30,000The Partnership for Safe and Peaceful Communities
To support the management of the Partnership for Safe and Peaceful Communities, a collaboration of more than 35 philanthropic funders and other organizations committed to supporting evidence-based strategies to reduce gun violence in Chicago
Violence Prevention
Metropolitan Family Services$150,000Communities Partnering 4 Peace
To support an innovative, multi-agency response to violence that includes street outreach and reclaiming of safe community spaces, targeting those most at risk of causing violence or being its victim in nine of Chicago’s most violent communities
Violence Prevention
The University of Chicago Medical Center$214,571Integrated Hospital-Based Violence Recovery Program
Meet the holistic clinical, social, and emotional needs of victims of violence through wrap-around services, with the goal of preventing violent recidivism, reducing re-injury, and promoting physical, emotional, and mental recovery
Violence Prevention

$470,000
FY 2019

GranteeGrant AmountProjectFunding Area
Chicago Coalition for the Homeless$20,000Bring Chicago Home
Build political support to create a sustainable funding stream by raising the Real Estate Transfer Tax (RETT) on Chicago properties sold for over $1 million
Advocacy
Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights$60,000Immigrant Health Access Initiative
Ensure that uninsured immigrants have access to comprehensive healthcare services through the Immigrant Health Access Initiative, which includes creating welcoming health institutions, increasing membership and geographic representation of individuals enrolled in Carelink, and developing and training local leadership
Advocacy
Illinois Partners for Human Service$50,000General Operating Support
Ensure the State of Illinois and business leaders understand the value of human services and that the state provides adequate funding for those services by implementing legislation such as the 1115 Waiver, Health Homes, Managed Care, and Grant Accountability and Transparency Act
Advocacy
John Howard Association of IL$40,000JHA Prison Monitoring & Advocacy
Monitor acccess to and quality of prison health care (both medical and mental), identify issues that compromise health care inside of prisons, and advocate for changes that improve healthcare outcomes for justice-involved individuals, as well as their communities
Advocacy
Legal Council for Health Justice$75,000Protecting and Progressing Health Care in Illinois
Address health inequities by pursuing meaningful access to high-quality health care across the lifespan for vulnerable and underserved populations in our state. Policy objectives include advocating for the needs of immigrant populations affected by "public charge," ensuring the Illinois Medicaid system properly handles Medicaid eligibility determination at the application and redeterminiation phases, and ensuring that high-quality children's mental health services are included in Illinois' broader mental health policy
Advocacy
Mental Health Leadership Initiative$50,000Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity
Engage advocates through the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity program to ensure equal access and coverage of mental health and substance use disorder (MHSUD) treatment and assist the new administration in implementing strong policies that ensure the rights and coverage of those most in need
Advocacy
Shriver Center on Poverty Law$100,000Healthcare Justice Program
Engage in advocacy to provide affordable, accessible, and comprehensive healthcare coverage and services for low-income people in Illinois, with the following goals: 1) work to preserve and protect the Affordable Care Act and Medicaid, 2) reduce churn in the Medicaid system, keeping recipients covered and in stable healthcare relationships, and 3) reach the remaining uninsured to re-enroll them in coverage by training and providing technical assistance to an expanded, permanent, and professional enrollment workforce
Advocacy
Thresholds$75,000Thresholds Public Policy and Advocacy
Support advocacy efforts that enable better, earlier access to mental health services, including increasing the State's Medicaid investment in treatment and influencing system focus toward early treatment for children, adolescents, and young adults
Advocacy

$746,394
FY 2019

GranteeGrant AmountProjectFunding Area
Chicago Family Health Center$25,000Healthy Smiles: Building Strong Communities Through Oral Health Access
Expand oral health services by providing education, outreach, and oral health services at the new school-based health center at Chicago Vocational Career Academy (CVCA)
Oral Health
CommunityHealth$60,000General Operation Support for Oral Health Program
Prioritze oral health care within the CommunityHealth system to patients who are enrolled in the Diabetes Care Group (DCG)
Oral Health
Erie Family Health Center$40,000Erie’s Integrated Dental Home Model
Further the integrated dental home model by pursuing the following strategies: 1) implement operational changes to improve patient access, utilization of shared services, and quality of care; 2) increase medical and dental collaboration to improve clinical care and overall health; and 3) increase the number of patients receiving both medical and dental care at Erie
Oral Health
Heartland International Health Center$50,000HHC-Oral Health Program
Support staffing at the school-based health center (SBHC) dental clinic serving low-income students and community members on Chicago's north side
Oral Health
Infant Welfare Society of Chicago$50,000Oral Health General Operations
Implement a new electronic database to better track the effectiveness of the "Flash Pass" program, which provides same-day oral health care for prenatal patients in their 2nd trimester and children and their parents attending well-child visits
Oral Health
Inner-City Muslim Action Network$75,000IMAN Oral Healthcare Program
Provide oral health services to children and adults with the priority being children, pregnant women, individuals with chronic diseases, and patients from IMAN's Green Re-entry program, a program that provides jobs for recently incarcerated young adults
Oral Health
Lawndale Christian Health Center$35,280Lawndale Christian Health Center Dental Program
Serve low-income dental patients on the West Side of Chicago at the newly opened Homan Square location
Oral Health
Mile Square Health Center$56,114Mile Square Portable Dental Care Expansion
Bring portable dental services care services to 12 medical clinics that do not currently have an in-house dental clinic
Oral Health
Oak Park and River Forest Infant Welfare Society - The Childrens Clinic IWS$50,000Oral Health Care for Children from Low Income Families in a Medical/Dental Home
Offer integrated medical, dental, and behavioral health services in a medical home model to low-income children from infancy to age 18 who reside in west suburban Cook County and the City of Chicago
Oral Health
PCC Community Wellness Center$50,000Oral Health Care at PCC
Provide affordable, quality oral health services with a focus on education at two state-of-the-art dental facilities (in Austin and Berwyn) to patients who are 6-months to 20-years-old, as well as adult and prenatel patients who go to PCC for their medical care
Oral Health
Pillars Community Health$35,000Pillars Community Health Dental Services (Operating Support)
Provide oral health services and screening for periodontal disease among patients with diabetes. Work with the Illinois Primary Healthcare Association and National Network for Oral Health to implement new strategies to increase the number of children, ages 0–5, who access dental care
Oral Health
Primecare Community Health Inc.$50,000Oral Health Program
Grow and expand the integrated dental care program, which provides access to high-quality diagnostic, preventive, and limited restorative services, as well as oral health education
Oral Health
St. Bernard Hospital and Health Care Center$50,000St. Bernard Dental Center
Support a care coordinator position at the Dental Center to assist patients with navigating the healthcare system, including scheduling and follow through with appointments
Oral Health
The ARK$100,000Dental Clinic
Provide complete and timely oral health care for low-income, uninsured Jewish patients
Oral Health
The University of Chicago$20,000Integrating Oral Health and Comprehensive Primary Care
Improve regional and national knowledge about the integration of oral health care into primary care through identifying best practices for integration and developing a tool to assess quality of integrated care; piloting the integration of oral health care into the primary care model at the University of Chicago Medicine among older Medicare patients at increased risk of hospitalization; and designing a prospective randomized control trail to assess the effects of integrating primary medical and oral health care on both oral and systemic health and health-related quality of life
Oral Health