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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 historical barriers 

  • Programs addressing Youth Mental Health in Chicago Public School System and communities on the south and west side of Chicago

  • Programs addressing Reproductive/Maternal Health on the south and west side of Chicago

  • 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 does not fund:

  • 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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