Grant & Sponsorship Requests

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.

UChicago Medicine is pleased to announce grants to support violence prevention and reduction in our community. We are committed to improving the health of residents on the South Side of Chicago as outlined in our 2015/2016 Community Health Needs Assessment and Strategic Implementation Plan. As part of this commitment, UChicago Medicine is partnering with the University of Chicago Community Programs Accelerator (CPA) to sponsor a grant initiative designed for the community benefit program. This initiative extends financial support to local, non-profit, community-based organizations providing programs and initiatives for at-risk and underserved populations aligned with violence prevention — one of our strategic health priorities.

Organizations or coalitions seeking funding for programs and initiatives as described below are encouraged to apply in one of two categories.

Category A

Proposals requesting funding for 12 months for proven and promising practices, backed by evaluation data, in violence prevention

Violence Prevention Grant Application: Category A (PDF)

Category B

Proposals requesting funding for existing coalitions or to build new coalitions to bring organizations together to work collectively on violence prevention

Violence Prevention Grant Application: Category B (PDF)

Deadlines

Grant submissions are due Monday, December 3, 2018 by 5 p.m.

To apply, your organization must have already submitted a letter of intent, which was due October 15, 2018.

For More Information

Webinar Presentation: Overview of 2019 Community Benefit Grants Violence Prevention (PDF)

Frequently Asked Questions: FY19 Violence Prevention Grants (PDF)

If you have any questions, please contact our community benefit program.


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. Priority consideration is given to organizations committed to work that aligns with our strategic health priorities.

Sponsorship applications for the FY19 sponsorship cycle are due no later than Friday, November 9, 2018.

This deadline is for applications for sponsorships occurring in FY19 (July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019). The UChicago Medicine Community Benefit Committee will review applications on a rolling basis.

Community Sponsorship Application (PDF)

UChicago Medicine awards more than $50,000 in grants to local grassroots violence prevention programs for summer 2018

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.

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