Improving the health and well-being of individuals, families and communities by promoting health equity, quality, and access.

Stronger Together

Local Foundations Partner to Fund West Suburban Community Health Workers Community Memorial Foundation and Healthy Communities Foundation award more than half a million dollars to increase connection to health and human service resources throughout the Western Suburbs   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   January 22, 2018

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Tina Ramirez Moon, HCF Program Officer, recently attended the Facing Race conference in Detroit, MI. She writes about her experience and how a lot of what she learned could be incorporated in the racial equity work HCF aims to do as well as in her

Supporting evidence-based practices that produce measurable results.

Our Service Areas

Grants are given to organizations located within the Foundation’s geographic target area or serving a significant percentage of the local population in these communities.

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21 hours ago
"The implications of an undercount are not only the potential loss of two congressional seats in the House and the loss of billions of local safety-net dollars, but more importantly, the social erasure of thousands of people of color living in our region." https://t.co/vn4nxXMdnV
2 days ago
Are you a CBO that is working on outreach efforts for IL's Census 2020? The IL Count Me in 2020 grant application is now live through the 28th: https://t.co/XB2Pv9UdCO https://t.co/OdIFbSHo9Y hcfdn2 photo
4 days ago
Packed house, great questions in workshop on Carelink, the Cook County direct access program #Icirr2019Summit
Healthy Communities Foundation
Healthy Communities Foundation21 hours ago
"The implications of an undercount are not only the potential loss of two congressional seats in the House and the loss of billions of local safety-net dollars, but more importantly, the social erasure of thousands of people of color living in our region." Nora Garcia, HCF Program Officer

Read Nora's blog post about the importance of an accurate IL census and a grant opportunity to increase awareness and participation. https://bit.ly/2Bah9R9
Healthy Communities Foundation
Healthy Communities Foundation2 days ago
Congratulations to Oak-Leyden Developmental Services on their annual event this past Friday! Thank you for recognizing Healthy Communities Foundation with the Philanthropy Partners Award for "unmasking new and enhanced partnerships". We firmly believe that building strong partnerships leads to building strong communities.
Healthy Communities Foundation
Healthy Communities Foundation2 days ago
Are you a CBO that is working on outreach efforts for IL's Census 2020? The IL Count Me in 2020 grant application is now live through the 28th: https://bit.ly/2WrD9A1
Healthy Communities Foundation
Healthy Communities Foundation shared Forefront's post.3 days ago
The #ILCountMeIn2020 RFP is now live! This grant supports nonprofits organizing hard-to-count communities in Illinois around the 2020 Census. The grant application is open until February 28, with more information on our website.
Healthy Communities Foundation
Healthy Communities Foundation6 days ago
Elections are coming up. Interested in building a Chicago that works for all of us? Visit http://ChicagoForAll.org and vote TODAY on ideas that will set a racial equity agenda for our city’s next political leaders. #VoteEquity The portal closes tonight. https://bit.ly/2Gby0Gm
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Healthy Communities Foundation6 days ago
"Health care isn't just a right in theory. It must be a right in practice. And we're doing that here in this city." Read about how NYC is looking to provide payment for direct comprehensive care, including primary and specialty care, for the uninsured. https://nyti.ms/2WxxyYD

Resources

In 2018 we worked with Sinai Urban Health Institute to measure and rank the social determinants of health in the communities we serve. Download the report here.

Our Impact