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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
Our 2019 Grant Cycle

Info Regarding Our 2019 Grant Cycle

Our 2019 Grant Cycle begins on May 15th! We are excited to announce that our 2019 Grant Cycle will begin on May 15th! Our grant guidelines will be released early next week but we wanted to provide some initial information regarding this year’s grant cycle. This year, we will introduce

HCF Featured in Grantmakers in Health’s “Grantmaker Focus”

“Our goal is to ensure that every resident in our service area has the resources and opportunities to live a full healthy and happy life, regardless of income, where they live or their racial and ethnic background.” – Maria S. Pesqueira, President of HCF We are thrilled to be highlighted

2018 Community Health Worker Pilot Grant Recipients

Local Foundations Partner to Fund West Suburban Community Health Workers Community Memorial Foundation and Healthy Communities Foundation award more than half a million dollars to increase connection to health and human service resources throughout the Western Suburbs   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   January 22, 2018 Community Memorial Foundation and Healthy

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
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Maria Pesqueira Recognized as one of Chicago’s Top 24 Latina Leaders in Philanthropy and Government

Our President, Maria Pesqueira, was recognized by Make it Better as one of Chicago’s Top 24 Latina leaders in Philanthropy and Government. Congratulations and thank you for your leadership! You May Also Like My Suburban Life Article: Healthy Communities Foundation Combats Health Inequity in Cook County Meet Maria Soco Pesqueira

HCF Statement on Public Charge

Riverside, IL – The Healthy Communities Foundation released the following statement from President Maria Pesqueira on the public charge rule change published today by the Department of Homeland Security. “The Department of Homeland Security has published the change to the public charge rule in the Federal Register. This rule change

HCF Statement on Public Charge

Riverside, IL – The Healthy Communities Foundation released the following statement from President Maria Pesqueira on the public charge rule change published today by the Department of Homeland Security. “The Department of Homeland Security has published the change to the public charge rule in the Federal Register. This rule change

My Suburban Life Article: Healthy Communities Foundation Combats Health Inequity in Cook County

BERWYN – People living in western Cook County, including Berwyn and Cicero, could have a lower life expectancy than those living in downtown Chicago, and the Healthy Communities Foundation is working to help close that 20-year gap. A 2018 study by the Sinai Urban Health Institute in Chicago looked at 27

Stronger Together – HCF 8/21 Info Session Proceedings

On August 21 at the Riverside Village Hall, Healthy Communities Foundation staff, board members, and over 130 grantees and community members gathered to discuss the Healthy Communities Foundation’s new strategic plan and 2018 grant application. With an emphasis on collaboration, HCF chose the theme “Stronger Together” to introduce the strategic plan and

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