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Washington Square Health Foundation Grant

Grants to Chicagoland Area, Illinois Nonprofits for
Health Education, Research, and Healthcare Services

GrantWatch ID#: 172991
Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Washington Square Health Foundation

12/01/16 11:59 PM

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Grants to Chicagoland area, Illinois nonprofits for direct health care services, research, and medical and nursing education. Funding is intended for program support, research support or equipment only. Priority will be given to projects that affect medically indigent and vulnerable populations.

More details on the program areas are as follows:

Program Support
These proposals are to support a broad range of NEW program initiatives including (but not limited to) a new health education program, a new type of health care delivery system, a new treatment program, a new medical education program, an institutional change such as a new Emergency Department triage system, a new use of computer technology such as for clinician training or evaluation, or a new health service such as a dental clinic within a community health center. These projects are often being done as pilots or as initial phases of larger projects.

Research Support
These proposals are for support of research activities–usually clinical research, health services research or health education program evaluation. All proposals seeking funding for equipment that will be used in a research project should be submitted as this type of project.

Equipment Only
These proposals are generally for specific pieces of patient care-related equipment such as a neonatal transport unit, a dental x-ray machine, or specialized surgical or laboratory equipment. There are several exclusions:
Requests for resources to purchase computer equipment or information systems should be submitted as a program support or research support grant as appropriate. The Foundation does not provide funding for computers to be used for administrative/operating purposes.

All requests for equipment that will be used in a research project should be submitted as a research support grant.

To be eligible for consideration, projects must be efforts involving a not for profit tax exempt 501(c)(3) organization or association as a sponsor. The grant request must be submitted by an organization exempt from income tax under sec. 501 (c)(3), and designated as a public charity under section 509(a)(1) or 509(a)(2), of the Internal Revenue Code.

Washington Square Health Foundation does not provide grants to section 509(a)(3) “supporting organizations.” Your most recent IRS Determination Letter should state your status as a 501(c)(3) organization with a 509(a)(1) or 509(a)(2) designation.

If a direct health care service project, the project must be located in the Chicago Metropolitan area or impact or be “linked” to the Chicago Metropolitan Area.

Not funded:
- Construction or capital fundraising campaigns
- Land purchase or the payment of general administration costs for the sponsoring organization

The December 1st applications are typically reviewed by the Board of Directors at the February Board Meeting.

Projects must have the support of appropriate organizations and/or governmental units in the community where the project is to be carried out.

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

To apply, go to

Catherine Kapella, MPH, Associate Director

Howard Nochumson, Executive Director

Washington Square Health Foundation
875 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 3516
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 664-6488

Chicagoland area

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USA: Illinois

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