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The University of Chicago Medicine is committed to improving the health of residents on the South Side of Chicago as outlined in our Community Health Needs Assessment and Strategic Implementation Plan. In addition to providing advanced medical care, research and medical education, UChicago Medicine collaborates with organizations that are committed to making a difference in their communities. We believe partnering with like-minded organizations that share our vision and values is one way to work collaboratively to positively impact change in our community. As part of this commitment, UChicago Medicine offers community benefit grant and the sponsorship opportunities.
Our grants extend financial support to local not-for-profit, community-based organizations to provide health-related services and programming for at-risk and underserved populations. UChicago Medicine’s Community Benefit Grants focus on one or more health priority area to ensure that each priority area receives attention.
The UChicago Medicine grant submission deadline for FY19 has passed. We are not accepting grant applications at this time.
Please check back in fall 2019 for details on the next grant cycle.
Alliance of the SouthEast (ASE)
Youth-led restorative justice project in Southeast Chicago
Centers for New Horizons
Summer employment and peace circles in Bronzeville
Chicago Eco House
Social enterprise with youth in West Woodlawn
Diversion program using boxing and music in Englewood
Girls Like Me Project
Digital storytelling with at-risk adolescent girls
Sacred Ground Ministries
Mentoring program with at-risk youth in Greater Grand Crossing
Woodlawn Re-Entry Project
Transitional program for youth re-entry in Woodlawn
A sponsorship is funding provided by the medical center to support an event or fundraiser. Examples include, but are not limited to galas, health fairs and awards celebrations.
UChicago Medicine offers community sponsorship opportunities on an annual basis. Priority consideration is given to organizations committed to work that aligns with our strategic health priorities.
The UChicago Medicine Community Benefit Committee is no longer accepting sponsorship applications for FY19 sponsorships.
Please check back in July 2019 for an update regarding the next sponsorship cycle.
The University of Chicago Medicine has awarded seven capacity-building grants to support community-based violence prevention, intervention, and recovery efforts on Chicago's South Side.Read the article
Global Girls, Inc. provides a safe space for girls ages eight through 18 to learn the arts while gaining social, emotional, leadership and communications skills. Our violence prevention grant helped Global Girls train 10 teenagers to work as peer facilitators, create “culture of peace” programming for 92 students from eight schools, and present performances promoting peaceful and safe neighborhoods.Learn more about Global Girls, Inc.
Crushers Club uses boxing and music to develop bonds among young, at-risk African-American males. With a violence prevention grant from UChicago Medicine, Crushers Club offered an additional 15 program hours each week and supported the addition of 23 first-time students.Learn more about Crusher Club