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Grants to Illinois Nonprofits in Eligible
Regions to Improve Health Care Access

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Foundation / Corporation

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Grant Healthcare Foundation (GHF)

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Deadline Date:

08/13/21 5:00 PM


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Grants to Illinois nonprofit organizations in eligible regions for programs that improve access to high-quality health care services, especially in underserved communities. Applicants must submit a letter of intent prior to submitting a full application. Eligible programs will provide direct health services within the most underserved communities of Chicago.

The Funding Source is most interested in supporting the following types of proposals: 

  • Programs that increase access to care for underserved and vulnerable populations
  • Innovative models that have meaningful outcome measures in place to better understand the program's effectiveness and can be readily adapted for use by other organizations
  • Organizations with effective management and a broad base of support in their communities
  • Organizations that have strong collaborations with other like-minded community organizations to leverage their work.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 181396

Term of Contract:

Most grants are for a term of one year. Multi-year commitments are rarely made and usually only after a finding that a specific project will not be implemented without such a commitment. Multi-year commitments are subject to annual review and timely receipt of all required reports.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

To be considered for funding an organization must be designated as tax-exempt under Section 501(c) 3 of the Internal Revenue Code.

Grant Healthcare Foundation will accept proposals only for programs to be conducted within the Chicago area.

Organizations that have not met reporting requirements will be barred from submission of any future applications to the Foundation.

Grant Healthcare Foundation will not make grants to support:
- Individuals
- Organizations that discriminate on the basis of race, sexual orientation, creed, age, or national origin
- Religious purposes or religious organizations whose services are limited to any one sectarian group
- Political activity or lobbying
- Fundraising events
- Endowments

Pre-Application Information:

All organizations interested in being considered for funding from GHF must submit a Letter of Inquiry (LOI), even if the organization has been funded in the past. For the 2021 funding cycle, LOI's are due by Friday, May 7, 2021 by 5:00 p.m.

Application Stage (by invitation only) - After the initial review, a subset of organizations will then be approved to move on to the second stage of the process and will be asked to submit a full application. This is by invitation only. For the 2021 funding cycle, applications will be due by Friday, August 13, 2021 by 5:00 p.m. All final grant decisions are made in December.

Application Process:

Contact Information:

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

Online Letter of Inquiry Form (This link will be active beginning March 1, 2021):

All questions should be directed either by email or telephone to:
Kate O'Connor
(847) 735-1590

Grant Healthcare Foundation
500 North Western Avenue, Suite 204
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045

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USA: Illinois: Chicago Area

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