GrantMaking FY 2020

$947,594
FY 2020

GranteeGrant AmountProjectFunding Area
Advocate Charitable Foundation$21,718Advocate Youth Workforce
Expose high school students to careers in healthcare through site visits, job shadow experiences, and summer internships at Advocate Trinity Hospital and Advocate Christ Medical Center.
Healthcare Workforce
AMITA Health$30,000CPS and ETHS Healthcare Workforce Partnership
Offer site visits, job shadowing, internships, and mentoring for Chicago Public Schools and Evanston Township High School students at AMITA's Saint Joseph Hospital, Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center, and Saint Francis Hospital.
Healthcare Workforce
Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago$53,540Community Engagement 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 the heatlhcare field.
Healthcare Workforce
Chicagoland Workforce Funder Alliance$60,000Chicagoland Workforce Funder Alliance
CWFA collaborates with employers and other workforce stakeholders to increase employment, earnings and racial equity for underprepared workers in the Chicago region. Special support is provided to the Chicagoland Healthcare Workforce Collaborative, a healthcare-industry workforce partnership geared to improving employee retention by creating career pathways, encouraging local and targeted hiring practices and policies, and building relationships with education and training providers.
Healthcare Workforce
Children First Fund Chicago Public Schools Foundation$58,141Preparing Today's Students for Tomorrow's Healthcare Workforce
Maximize CPS Healthcare Workforce Partnership participation and evaluation by supporting the capacity of the educators, the convening of employer partners, and critical student supports such as transportation, study-related expenses, background checks, and supplies.
Healthcare Workforce
City Colleges of Chicago$40,000Career Launch Chicago
Build seamless pathways for Chicago youth from high school, through college, and into careers by working with employers to develop a youth apprenticeship system in the healthcare sector.
Healthcare Workforce
Cook County Health Foundation$182,445Cook County Health C.A.R.E. Program
Address system gaps in recruitment and skill employment for adolescent and emerging adults from marginalized communities in Cook County by working with Chicagoland community partners to provide opportunities for career exploration and exposure opportunities that also translate to a pipeline for new staff at Cook County Health.
Healthcare Workforce
Health and Medicine Policy Research Group$150,000Diversifying the Healthcare Workforce: Recruitment, Advancement, and Policy Change
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. This includes support for the AHEC program, which provides exposure and educational opportunities for emerging young health professionals and support for the Chicago Area Schweitzer Fellowship, a service learning experience to elevate graduate-level health students.
Healthcare Workforce
Mercy Hospital and Medical Center$10,000Workforce Development Program
Accelerate their ability to increase their Medical Assistant workforce by targeting training and hiring from their surrounding neighborhoods.
Healthcare Workforce
Northwestern Memorial Healthcare$20,000Youth Pipeline Program
Expose high school students to health care careers through a variety of workforce initiatives that align with the CPS 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$80,000Signature Scholar Program 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
Rush University Medical Center$81,750Future-Ready Learning Labs
Implement and support health sciences programming in three CPS middle 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 and CPS/CTE Partnership
Support the Sinai Pathways Program, which recruits, maintains, and grows employees from the ten nearest zip codes to the hospital, and support Sinai's partnership with Chicago Public Schools Career and Technical Education program which provides work-based learning opportunities for CPS students.
Healthcare Workforce
South Shore Hospital$10,000CPS Healthcare Workforce Parternship
Expose high school students to careers in healthcare through sight visits, job shadow experiences, and summer internships at South Shore Hospital.
Healthcare Workforce
University of Illinois at Chicago$50,000CHAMPIONS NETWork
Provide youth from Chicago Public Schools with an innovative, year-long careers-in-healthcare and health-advocacy program which includes a paid six-week-long immersive summer experience for rising juniors and seniors. Students who complete the summer program and then volunteer during the year at UI Hospitals and Clinics are pre-approved for full-time entry-level employment at UI Health
Healthcare Workforce
Year Up Inc$50,000Connecting Students to Careers in Healthcare
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. Funding will support healthcare specific curriculum, employer engagement, and special flexible financial assistance to participants in the wake of COVID-19.
Healthcare Workforce

$937,300
FY 2020

GranteeGrant AmountProjectFunding Area
Alternatives, Inc.$80,000School-based Behavioral Health Service
Increase integrated behavioral health services, including individual and group counseling, and restorative justice coaching within three Chicago public schools.
School-Based Behavioral Health
Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago$100,000Center for Childhood Resilience's SPARCS project
Expand access to Structured Psychotherapy for Adolescents Responding to Chronic Stress (SPARCS) within at-risk, high-need CPS schools and communities, both in neighborhood schools and alternative school settings.
School-Based Behavioral Health
Associated Talmud Torahs of Chicago/REACH$67,300Collaborative Problem Solving
Provide Collaborative Problem Solving training and implementation to Jewish Day School staff. This training will provide teachers with the skills neccesary to shift attitudes surrounding student behavior in a direction that will have meaningful and sustained positive effects, leading to more consistently positive student behavior and stronger overall student success.
School-Based Behavioral Health
Children First Fund /Chicago Public Schools Foundation$100,000SPARCS Intervention for Traumatized Youth
Expand training and availability of Structured Psychotherapy for Adolescents Responding to Chronice Stress (SPARCS) groups in Chicago Public Schools
School-Based Behavioral Health
Children's Home & Aid$45,000Community-Based Behavioral Health/General Operating Support
Provide bilingual, trauma-informed clinical counseling for youth in communities on Chicago's south and west sides.
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 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$45,000School-Based Counselors
Offer one-on-one counseling for youth, family therapeutic interventions, workshops for school staff and parents, and youth-centered group counseling at five Little Village schools.
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 model with a person-centered approach at two Chicago Public Schools.
School-Based Behavioral Health
Healthy Schools Campaign$35,000Transforming School Health Services
Under the new policy that allows Illinois the opportunity to receive Medicaid reimbursement for health services provided to all students, Healthy Schools Campaign will work closely with Chicago Public Schools (CPS) to ensure that conditions are in place for CPS to expand school-based behavioral health services for low-income students.
School-Based Behavioral Health
JCFS Chicago$55,000The Knapp 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
NAMI Chicago$50,000Ending the Silence
Reduce stigma, teach young people about the signs and symptoms of mental illness and get them connected to services and support through an intervention involving educational presentations at schools which aim to increase knowledge of signs and symptoms of mental illness, the warning signs of suicide, and how to develop positive coping skills or foster them in someone you love.
School-Based Behavioral Health
UCAN$55,000Behavioral Health Services in CPS Neighborhood Schools
Deliver behavioral health services including individual and group counseling in Chicago Public Schools on the West and South Sides employing the Multi-Tiered Students Supports model.
School-Based Behavioral Health
Umoja Student Development Corporatoin$75,000Restorative Justice Program/ General Operating Support
Expand restorative justice practices in Chicago Public Schools to address trauma and conflict, which ultimately reduce suspensions and disciplinary infractions related to conflicts and violence, keeps students in school, influences positive choices, and prevent further conflict and violence.
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

$363,000
FY 2020

GranteeGrant AmountProjectFunding Area
Associated Talmud Torahs/REACH$38,000Operations Manager Position
With the addition of an operations manager, REACH leadership aspires to professionalize operations, marketing, and administrative programs to match the high caliber of support provided to the Jewish day school community
Healthy Jewish Community
JCFS$75,000Strategic Technology Upgrade
Upgrade current JCFS financial and fundraising applications to increase efficiency in administrative operations.
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 disproportionately affect individuals of Jewish descent.
Healthy Jewish Community
Sinai Health System$150,000Telehealth: A Demonstration Project
Pilot a telehealth project that will expand patient access to providers and improve communication and coordination between providers. Assess potential for making telehealth available across multiple patient populations and their health systems.
Healthy Jewish Community

$650,500
FY 2020

GranteeGrant AmountProjectFunding Area
Between Friends$60,000Counseling and Support Services
Provide evidence-based crisis and long-term individual, family, and group counseling services for survivors of domestic violence.
Domestic 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 Violence
Connections for Abused Women and Their Children$35,000Multi-Disciplinary Team
Provide core domestic violence services for 100 clients who access the organization through the Multi-Disciplinary Team, a collaborative project with the City of Chicago and the Chicago Police Department's 14th district (Logan Square/Humboldt Park)
Domestic Violence
Erie Neighborhood House$40,000Domestic Violence Project
Provide care coordination, legal consultation and representation, 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 violence prevention program, Proyecto Cuidate.
Domestic 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 hope they may reduce the risk of serious injury or death.
Domestic Violence
Healing to Action$25,000Healing to Action Movement Building Program
Reduce the incidence of domestic violence in Chicago's low-income communities of color by partnering with Mujeres Latinas en Accion to maintain a hybrid model of peer leadership and grassroots mobilization.
Domestic Violence
Illinois Coalition Against Domestic Violence$50,000Increasing Safety and Access for All Survivors
Launch an alternative model of domestic violence services that increases access for survivors who have not utlized the traditional domestic violence sector, primarily by linking survivors to housing.
Domestic Violence
The Network$45,000Increasing Cross Sector Collaborations
Address the challenges posed by a lack of access to affordable housing for survivors of domestic violence and the ommission of domestic violence survivors from criminal justice reform in Cook County.
Domestic Violence
SHALVA$60,000Progressing on Healing Journey: Counseling for the Long Term
Provide survivors of intimate partner violence in Chicago's Jewish homes with long-term counseling tailored to their individual needs.
Domestic 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 independence and achieve their highest potential.
Domestic Violence
Swedish Covenant Hospital$55,500The Violence Prevention Program: Strangulation and Head Injury Response Team
Implement a Strangulation and Head Injury Response Team at Swedish Covenant Hospital comprised of medical providers and staff, as well as representatives from domestic violence partners (Apna Ghar and the Network), a sexual assault partner (Resilience), local law enforcement (Chicago Police Department), and national experts and researchers (DePaul University and Phoenix Clinic).
Domestic Violence
The University of Chicago Crime Lab$35,000Reducing the Harms of Domestic Violence through Victim Engagement and Specialized Prosecution
Evaluate the Target Abuser Call program operated by the Cook County State's Attorney Office in partnership with the Chicago Police Department and Life Span, a domestic violence service agency.
Domestic Violence
WINGS Program, Inc.$35,000Children and Family Services
Provide long-term counseling and holistic services to child survivors of domestic violence, seeking to break the inter-generational cycle of abuse.
Domestic Violence
Working in Support of Education$45,000MoneyW!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 Violence
YWCA Evanston/North Shore$20,000Coordinated Response to Preschoolers Experiencing, or At Risk of Experiencing, Family Violence
Plan a collaborative project with Joseph E. Hill Education Center, Childcare Network of Evanston, and Learning Bridges Early Education Center that identifies families experiencing domestic abuse, provides a referral to needed support services, and provides group counseling for children.
Domestic Violence

$190,000
FY 2020

NameGrant AmountProject TitleFunding Area
All Chicago Making Homelessness History$50,000New Strategic Position
Accelerate the capacity for a new high-level, strategic position who can help address business decisions and data sharing efforts related to the homelessness system and national best practices.
Housing & Healthcare
Alliance to End Homelessness in Suburban Cook County$35,000HMIS/Health Care Data Alignment
Support the Homeless Management Information (HMIS) data team to be nimble, align with Chicago HMIS, and support regional solutions and priorities with respect to housing and health.
Housing & Healthcare
Center for Housing and Health$80,000Chicago and Cook County Housing for Health (H2) 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 & Healthcare
Enterprise Community Partners$25,000Health and Housing
Scale the Community Health Dashboard citywide in partnership with the Chicago's Department of Housing
Housing & Healthcare

$1,514,891
FY 2020

GranteeGrant AmountProjectFunding Area
Acclivus Inc.$1,150,270Chicago Violent Trauma Hospital Response
Continue and strengthen the hospital response program at multiple Level 1 trauma centers, staffed by credible messengers (individuals who were previously involved in street organizations and/or lost loved ones due to violence). The program engages the patient, family, and friends, providing emotional support, connecting to essential services, and collaborating with community-based outreach workers to prevent retaliation and reinjury.
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, 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$184,621Integrated 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

$535,000
FY 2020

GranteeGrant AmountProjectFunding Area
Health and Medicine Policy Research Group$50,000Securing an Adequate Healthcare Safety Net
Secure an adequate healthcare safety net by developing and advancing a coordinated approach to charity care in Cook County, advocating for a strong, fully-funded Cook County Health System, and initiating a process for constructive, proactive planning for the healthcare safety net.
Advocacy
Heartland Alliance Health Policy Project$50,000Healthy Policy Project
Combat the opioid epidemic by promoting policy advocacy that increases access to evidence-based treatment, addresses racial inequities, and reduces overdose deaths and other harms associated with opioid use
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$35,000General Operating Support
Support advocacy that includes: 1) financial stability for health and human services through sufficient funding and responsible state stewardship of the sector; 2) demonstrating the interconnectedness of the health and human services sector while advocating for efficiencies in processes and inter-agency collaboration; 3) health and human service organizations are represented on relevant workgroups, committees, and forums; and 4) draw attention to barriers to access, equity in service provision, and the corollary effects of systemic racism on health outcomes.
Advocacy
John Howard Association of Illinois$40,000JHA Prison Monitoring & Advocacy
Monitor access to and quality of prison healthcare (both medical and mental), identify issues that compromise healthcare inside of prisons, and advocate for changes that improve healthcare outcomes for justice-involved individuals, as well as their communities. This includes: 1) seeking mandated "death in custody" reporting; 2) monitoring the implementation of elimination of the prisoner $5 co-pay; and 3) monitoring the use of psychotropic medication in Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice facilities.
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 Illinois. Policy objectives include advocating for the needs of immigrant populations impacted by public charge, ensure the Illinois Medicaid system properly handles Medicaid eligibility determination at the application and redetermination phases, and ensure that high-quality children's mental health services are reflected within Illinois' broader mental health policy.
Advocacy
The Kennedy Forum Illinois /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 treatment as well as assisting Chicago and state administrations in implementing strong policies that ensure the rights and coverage of those most in need.
Advocacy
Sargent 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) address the high cost of prescription drugs; 3) advocate policy solutions to address affordability in health insurance premiums; 4) support the Healthy Illinois campaign which seeks to expand health insurance coverage to undocumented adults; 5) reduce churn in the Medicaid system and ameliorate Medicaid application delays; 6) reach the remaining uninsured to re-enroll them in coverage by training and providing technical assistance to an expanded, permanent, professional, enrollment workforce.
Advocacy
Thresholds$75,000Public Policy and Advocacy
Support advocacy efforts that enable better, earlier access to mental health services, including increasing the State's Medicaid investment in early treatment for children, adolescents and young adults. This includes 1) monitoring the implementation of the Early Mental Health and Addictions Treatment Act; 2) monitoring implementation of the Children and Young Adult Mental Health Crisis Act; 3) advocating for a housing program for individuals with serious mental illness and substance use conditions who are experiencing homelessness; 4) advocating for increased access to psychotics 5) monitoring Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services' progress on Medicaid enrollment and redetermination; and 6) developing a stronger advocacy presence at the city level.
Advocacy

$665,000
FY 2020

GranteeGrant AmountProjectFunding Area
The ARK$75,000Dental ClinicProvide complete and timely oral health care for low-income, uninsured Jewish patients.Oral Health
Christian Community Health$30,000Dental Diabetes Integration Planning Project
Pilot an intervention project to improve care and health outcomes for a high-risk subpopulation of patients: those with diabetes who have a HbA1c level above 9%.
Oral Health
CommunityHealth$60,000General Operation Support for Oral Health Program
Increase access to dental care so that 20% of patients receiving medical care also receive dental care. Additionally they will prioritize participants in the Diabetes Care Group with the overall goal of decreasing th HbA1c levels.
Oral Health
Erie Family Health Center$50,000Oral Health Program
Further the Integrated Dental Home model by pursuing the following strategies: 1) implementing operational changes to improve patient access, utilization of shared services, and quality of care; 2) increasing medical and dental collaboration to improve clinical care and overall health; and 3) increasing the number of patients receiving both medical and dental care at Erie.
Oral Health
Heartland Alliance Health$60,000Integration of Oral Health and Primary Care for Medically Underserved Groups on Chicago's South Side
Launch oral health services at Heartland Alliance Health's newest health center in Englewood and integrate those services with pre-existing, on-site primary care and behavioral health care services.
Oral Health
Heartland International Health Center$40,000Oral 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
Howard Brown Health Center$40,000Oral Health Support
staffing of a dental assistant who serves as the agency's diabetic oral healthcare champion and provides necessary follow-up and high-touch engagement to help reduce the percentage of individuals with uncontrolled diabetes; improve the quality of life for patients living with periodontitis; and improve patients' self-esteem, interpersonal confidence, and social engagement through continued integrated dental and medical care.
Oral Health
Infant Welfare Society of Chicago$50,000Oral Health Integration into Medical Home
Improve the integration between the IWS medical and dental co-located departments by increasing the number of two year-old patients vaccinated against flu and decreasing the prevalence of caries for children who are overweight and participating in the IWS Comer Sano program, focused on nutrition education and healthy living.
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
Lawndale Christian Health Center$35,000Lawndale Christian Health Center Dental Program
Serve low-income dental patients on the West Side of Chicago by offering integrated dental care within a primary care medical home.
Oral Health
Mile Square Health Center$50,000Mile Square Portable Dental Program
Bring portable dental services to 12 medical clinics that do not currently have an in-house dental suite, with a prioritization on the pediatric population that also receives medical services at Mile Square.
Oral Health
PCC Community Wellness Center$50,000Dental Integration for Patients with Substance Use Disorders
Offer dental services at the Chemical Dependency Clinic for patients with substance use disorders.
Oral Health
Pillars Community Health$25,000Pillars Community Health Medical/Dental Integration
Provide individuals and families with the comprehensive medical, dental, and behavioral health services they need to lead strong, healthy lives through enhanced medical/dental integration, expanded capacity of the dental center, and implementing a community Oral Health Educator.
Oral Health
Primecare Community Health Inc.$50,000Oral Health Program
Reduce physical and dental care disparities in marginalized populations and communities by offering preventive, diagnostic, restorative, and emergency dental services at two clinics (West Town and Belmont Craigin).
Oral Health