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Our Funding Area

As a health-conversion foundation, we fund a geographic region defined by the service area of MacNeal Hospital, from which we received our endowment in 2000. We also allocate the majority of funds to zip codes that rank lowest in our social determinants of health study. In total, our service area is comprised of 27 zip codes in western Cook County suburbs and the City of Chicago.

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Gov. Pritzker Appoints HCF President to Census Advisory Panel

Our President, Maria S. Pesqueira, was appointed by Governor Pritzker to the new Census Advisory Panel as part of IL’s comprehensive 2020 Census effort. On June 20, 2019, Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker signed an executive order that confirms the State’s comprehensive 2020 Census effort for an accurate count across all

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Why We Shifted Our Grant Application Process

Our Director of Programs, Nora Garcia, explains why the Foundation moved to a two-stage application process this grant cycle. It is hard to believe that less than a year ago, our staff and Board of Directors came to the end of a learning-focused planning process and approved a new strategic

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Stay Informed On Public Charge

The public charge rule change was published in the Federal Register by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) on October 10, 2018. This rule threatens the health and the well-being of our immigrant communities. Individuals and their families will be placed in an inconceivable position to choose between accessing necessary

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6 hours ago
Our Director of Programs, Nora Garcia, explains why HCF moved to a two-stage application process this grant cycle.
https://t.co/5ETFqSVhvF https://t.co/WE1PveuMdT
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13 hours ago
The HUD proposed rule to prohibit families of “mixed-status” from living in federally subsidized housing is cruel. The public comment period ends July 9th. https://t.co/diTrWhLnLW #KeepFamiliesTogether #ProtectFamilies #affordablehousing https://t.co/mrUAgt1kev hcfdn2 photo
4 days ago
"It is an honor to serve on the Census Advisory Panel & to be in a position to support & amplify outreach efforts to ensure every person in IL is counted. There is too much at stake.” KUDOS to our very own @mpesqueira! #2020Census #ILCountMeIn2020 https://t.co/eIChPN5hoo
5 days ago
PASO, one of our grantee partners, will be hosting an event on 6/24 for community members to voice their concerns regarding the recent threats about increasing deportations & to learn about their rights and protections. Will be in English & Spanish. Info: https://t.co/zBimlm5xdS
5 days ago
Today, Gov. Pritzker signed the Executive Order that confirms IL's comprehensive #20202census efforts. IL is the leading state in the country w/ its $29 million investment towards census outreach/education for hard-to-count communities. #ILCountMein2020 https://t.co/q8bVLtCmmt hcfdn2 photo
Healthy Communities Foundation
Healthy Communities Foundation9 hours ago
Our Director of Programs, Nora Garcia, explains why HCF moved to a two-stage application process this grant cycle.
https://bit.ly/2LfZHAw

Reminder: LOIs are due July 1st!
Healthy Communities Foundation
Healthy Communities Foundation13 hours ago
The HUD proposed rule to prohibit mixed-status families from living in federally subsidized housing is cruel. The public comment period ends July 9th. www.keep-families-together.org/ #KeepFamiliesTogether #ProtectFamilies #affordablehousing
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