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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


HCF Statement Against the HUD Rule

Everyone deserves a safe and healthy home to live in. Housing is one of the several factors that heavily influence the health and well-being of individuals, children and their families. However, on May 10, 2019, the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) proposed a rule that would threaten


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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2 weeks ago
Our Director of Programs, Nora Garcia, is speaking on a panel today about the importance of diverse boards reflecting the people its organizations serve. #equity #diversity https://t.co/uNn3Yz1DT1
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“Not only recruiting staff, but keeping staff of color needs to be a priority” Nora Garcia with ⁦ @hcfdn2⁩ at ⁦ @MyForefront#diversity #boards #nonprofit https://t.co/gtH1YmPY4f
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Congrats to our grantee partner, @LawndaleHealth for their newly opened pharmacy! It's a more spacious & welcoming area for patients to fill their prescriptions. This location also houses a new immediate care facility . https://t.co/payHcxj8E6
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Is your org involved in #2020census outreach efforts in IL? The @ILHumanServices is preparing a statewide Notice of Funding Opportunity but wants to learn more about your census experiences & the State grant-making process. Submit the survey by 7/5! https://t.co/fQkdUViVc5
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There will be NO citizenship question in the #2020Census! This is terrific news, but we still face challenges in getting an accurate count. Let's continue to work together to make it happen. #ILCountMeIn2020 https://t.co/76ZINyJFHh
2 weeks ago
African-Americans are 3X more likely to die from asthma as whites. While this article centers on Philadelphia, asthma is prevalent among African-Americans in IL as well. How can outcomes improve with changes to housing quality & pollution control?

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Are you in the room? Let us know what you think!

Standing room only during this morning’s Philanthropy club conversation highlighting the importance of cultivating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive board of directors plus how this intersects with revenue development. Many thanks to our attendees and panelists, including UCAN, Arabella Advisors, Healthy Communities Foundation, McCormick Foundation, and AIDS Foundation of Chicago.
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July is National Minority Mental Health Month. It's important to remember that mental health conditions do not discriminate. Call us today at 708-771-7000 if you or someone you know is struggling with a mental illness.

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