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 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.

Grant & Sponsorship Opportunities with UChicago Medicine

UChicago Medicine offers 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.

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.

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 now accepting sponsorship applications for FY20 events and sponsorships. Applications being accepted at this time must be for events or sponsorships that will occur between July 1, 2019 and June 30, 2020. Please complete the sponsorship application and email it, with any supporting documentation, to the email address provided on the application.

The deadline for ALL FY20 applications is Friday, November 8, 2019.

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 UChicago Medicine Ingalls Memorial

UChicago Medicine 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 impact grants to hospital-based or community programs that respond to identified community needs in alignment with our UChicago Medicine Ingalls Memorial Hospital strategic plan.

Earnings generated from a transfer of assets into the Ingalls Development Foundation are set aside to pay for impact grants and grant-making operations focused in the core UChicago Medicine Ingalls hospital service area.

To Apply:

Download and submit a letter of intent

Organizations must meet the following criteria in order to be eligible for community impact grant:

  • Designated 501 c 3 non-profit organizations located within the UChicago Medicine Ingalls  service area
  • Addresses the community health needs outlined in the UChicago Medicine Ingalls Memorial Community Health Needs Assessment (The 2019 identified need has not yet been announced.
  • Offers measurable programs

Eligible applicants will be evaluated based on the following criteria:

  • Effectiveness in addressing community need(s)
  • Measurability
  • Innovation
  • Reporting
  • Exclusions, individuals
  • Fundraising
  • Ongoing operations
No minimum or maximum grant award funding level has been established. Funding decisions are based on the evaluation criteria.
Please email the grants committee at
  • 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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