Healthy Communities Foundation Announces 2018 Grant Awards

Healthy Communities Foundation Announces 2018 Grant Awards

Riverside, IL– The Healthy Communities Foundation (HCF) announced today 69 grant awards totaling $4,187,000 in general operating support funds for organizations that serve its 27-zip code region located in the central-west portion of Cook County, Illinois. HCF received 144 grant applications during the past grant cycle application period.

“Our 2018 HCF grant recipients play a vital role in serving the health needs of our communities and their work aligns well with the vision that our strategic plan sets forth,” said HCF President Maria Pesqueira. “We are energized by the impact their efforts can have in achieving health equity, quality and access in our region. We look forward to collaborating with each of them, united under common goals and a shared vision of what healthy communities can be.”

Click here to view the list of 2018 HCF grant recipients.

For more information about the 2018 Grant Cycle, please click here.

To view HCF’s service region, please click here.


About the Healthy Communities Foundation

The Healthy Communities Foundation (HCF) is a health conversion foundation and has made grants in the MacNeal Hospital service area since 2000. In addition to funding HCF’s legacy service area, the Foundation sets out to achieve health equity by investing the majority of its funds in zip codes that ranked the lowest in its social determinants of health study. HCF’s service area is comprised of 27 zip codes located in the central-west portion of Cook County, Illinois—both in suburban municipalities of western Cook County and in the City of Chicago. HCF serves approximately 900,000 residents.

HCF’s mission is to be a community-informed grant-making foundation that seeks to measurably improve the health and well-being of individuals, families and communities in its service area by promoting health equity, quality and access. By using health equity as an overarching principle and lens, the Foundation envisions that all residents of its communities lead full, healthy and happy lives, and enjoy equal life expectancy. Please visit

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