We strive to be responsive to changing needs and circumstances in our region, and our grantmaking ensures that we address health inequities from a healing-informed and intersectional lens of racial and ethnic equity. We also believe that a mix of grantmaking and capacity building strategies that center community context creates a more functioning ecosystem in our region.
to quality health services
social determinants of health
for health-related policies & system change
knowledge through capacity-building
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.
Every month, we recognize and celebrate the important work of our grantee partners and highlight issue areas and news that impact communities in our region.
These updates illuminate the profound impact of the pandemic and economic crisis, especially in our Legacy & Equity zip codes, but they also demonstrate the strength and resilience of community during this challenging time.