Grant & Sponsorship Requests

The University of Chicago Medicine is committed to improving the health of residents in our South Side and Southland service areas. 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 and UChicago Medicine Ingalls Memorial Hospital offer community grant and the sponsorship opportunities. These opportunities extend financial support to local not-for-profit, community-based organizations to provide health-related services and programming for at-risk and underserved populations.

Community Benefit Grants and Sponsorships in Chicago

UChicago Medicine offers community benefit grants and sponsorships to partnering community organizations based within the 12 zip codes of our South Side service area.

UChicago Medicine’s community benefit grants focus on one or more of our health priority areas — as outlined in our Community Health Needs Assessment and Strategic Implementation Plan — to ensure that each priority area receives attention.

In alignment with the Strategic Implementation plan, the Community Benefit Grants for FY2021 will aim to provide critical resources related to one or more of the following social determinants of health: access to care, food insecurities, and/or workforce development to increase employment opportunities.

See links below for more information:

Community Benefit Grant – Social Determinants of Health

Grant Opportunity Webinar

Frequently Asked Questions

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Here are the important dates to remember:

Informational Webinar: Friday, July 17, 2020, 2:30 p.m. CST

Due Date for Letter of Intent (LOI): Friday, July 31, 2020, 5 p.m. CST

Due Date for Applications: Friday, August 14, 2020, 5 p.m. CST

2018 Violence Recovery & Prevention Grant Recipients

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

Crushers Club
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 currently accepting sponsorship applications for all FY21 events and sponsorships that occur between July 1, 2020 and June 30, 2021.
Please submit your organization’s sponsorship application (linked below) to by the deadline of Friday, November 6, 2020 at 5 p.m.

UCM Sponsorship Application
  • Armour Square
  • Ashburn
  • Auburn Gresham
  • Avalon Park
  • Beverly
  • Bridgeport
  • Burnside
  • Calumet Heights
  • Chatham
  • Chicago Lawn
  • Douglas
  • East Side
  • Englewood
  • Fuller Park
  • Gage Park
  • Grand Boulevard
  • Greater Grand Crossing
  • Hegewisch
  • Hyde Park
  • Kenwood
  • McKinley Park
  • Morgan Park
  • New City
  • Oakland
  • Pullman
  • Riverdale
  • Roseland
  • South Chicago
  • South Deering
  • South Shore
  • Washington Heights
  • Washington Park
  • West Pullman
  • Woodlawn

Some community areas stretch across multiple zip codes. Our community benefit service area extends only to those parts of a community area within the 12 zip codes identified.

Grant Opportunities with Ingalls Memorial

Ingalls Memorial offers grant opportunities to partnering community organizations based within the 13 zip codes of our Southland service area.

To fulfill our mission of improving the health of the communities, we award grants to hospital-based or community programs that respond to identified community needs in alignment with our Ingalls Memorial strategic plan.

To Apply:

FY2020 Ingalls Memorial Community Benefit Grant Application Guideline

  • Blue Island
  • Burnham
  • Calumet City
  • Chicago
  • Dixmoor
  • Dolton
  • East Hazel Crest
  • Glenwood
  • Harvey
  • Hazel Crest
  • Lansing
  • Markham
  • Phoenix
  • Posen
  • Riverdale
  • South Holland
  • Thornton

Some community areas stretch across multiple zip codes. Our community benefit service area extends only to those parts of a community area within the 13 zip codes identified.

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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