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


We are a community informed grant making foundation that seeks to measurably improve the health and well-being of individuals, families and communities in our service area by promoting health equity, quality, and access for all.

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2017 Grant Making

In 2017 we fulfilled one-year requests that fell into one of the following grantmaking categories:

  • Programs and Services meeting the guidelines described above.
  • Small capital improvements up to $50,000
  • Basic needs and/or responding to an urgent/unanticipated issue in the community
  • Policy advocacy and/or community education and outreach

Supporting evidence-based practices that produce measurable results.

Meet our New Board of Directors

2 weeks ago
At #NPHWForum, @Surgeon_General and a panel of experts discuss building strong relationships within communities to improve health and address inequities via @AJMC_Journal
4 weeks ago
Start the conversation about Sexual Harassment at your workplace, school or organization. @ChiFdn4Women is making it easier to start the convo. Download the discussion guide and toolkit here:
#Talkitout #timesup #MeToo
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Chicago Foundation for Women @ChiFdn4Women
Do you have ideas about how to end sexual harassment in #Chicago? Join CFW for a conversation on Twitter on March 21 at 12 pm. #TalkItOut
1 month ago
Futuristic medical center headed to Brighton Park!
Its first floor will house pharmacy + offices for @Mujereslatinas, multi-purpose communal spaces to host wellness-related educational programs. @EsperanzaHealth @gadshillcenter
Healthy Communities Foundation
Healthy Communities Foundation2 weeks ago
“Just as they say all politics is local, all health is local. We can meaningfully and sustainably change health when local partners come together…” Surgeon General Jerome Adams
Healthy Communities Foundation
Healthy Communities Foundation3 weeks ago
This brave couple are sharing the story of their daughter's suicide in the hopes of saving other children. More trained professionals need to be hired if we are to provide children the mental health services they need.
"The School Social Work Association of America recommends one social worker for every 400 students, but the ratio in CPS is one for every 1,200 kids, a report by Educators for Excellence found last year. The National Association of School Psychologists says one psychologist is needed for every 500 to 700 students, but nationally there is just one for every 1,400 students—a rate similar to the situation in CPS."

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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Our Impact