Grant Application Guidelines

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

Grant Healthcare Foundation is most interested in:
  • Programs that provide direct health services within Chicago's most under served communities
  • 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


    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

    Please visit the Application Process section to access the link to our online grant process.
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