Grant Application Guidelines

Criteria For Application Review
To be considered for funding an organization must be designated as tax-exempt under Section 501(c) 3 of the Internal Revenue Code. Grant Healthcare Foundation will accept proposals only for programs to be conducted within the Chicago area. Most grants are for a term of one year.

Grant Healthcare Foundation is most interested in:
  • Programs that provide direct health services within Chicago's south and west side communities
  • Programs that increase access to care for individuals and families where there are known barriers 
  • Innovative models that have meaningful outcome measures in place to better understand the program's effectiveness
  • Organizations with strong leadership and a broad base of support in the communities they serve
  • Organizations that collaborate with other like-minded community organizations to leverage their work


    Grant Healthcare Foundation will not make grants to support:
  • Individuals
  • Organizations that discriminate on the basis of race, sexual orientation, creed, age or national origin
  • Religious purposes or religious organizations whose services are limited to any one sectarian group
  • Political activity or lobbying
  • Fundraising events
  • Endowments

    Please visit the Application Process section to access the link to our online grant process.
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