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Our Priorities

Our priorities focus on some of the most urgent health challenges
facing our city, addressing the root causes of health inequities.
We remain committed, as always, to honoring our Jewish legacy.

prevent domestic violence

We prevent and address the impact of domestic violence by supporting both survivors and those who cause harm to break the cycle of violence.

strengthen the health Workforce

We connect initiatives to develop pathways for a skilled and inclusive health workforce to provide stable and living-wage jobs while creating better quality and accessible care.

Honor Our Jewish Legacy

We build the capacity of our city’s strong network of Jewish­-led health providers, advocates and services so their resources are more easily within reach to all Chicagoans who need them.

End Homelessness

We work to end homelessness in Chicago by advocating for stronger, more coordinated systems that provide stable housing.

Interested in applying for a grant?

Michael Reese Health Trust is currently accepting grant proposals on an invitation-only basis while we continue to build the framework for our revised priority areas following an extensive strategic planning process. To stay up to date on our work and grantmaking processes, please sign up to receive our newsletter.