Grant and Sponsorship Requests

The University of Chicago Medicine (UCM) is committed to improving the health of residents on the South Side of Chicago as outlined in our 2012 Community Health Needs Assessment and Strategic Implementation Plan. In addition to providing advanced medical care, research and medical education, University of Chicago Medicine collaborates with organizations that are committed to making a difference in their communities.

As part of this commitment, the University of Chicago Medicine has designed two new programs: the UCM Community Benefit Grant program and the UCM Sponsorship program.

What is a grant?

A grant extends financial support to local not-for-profit, community-based organizations to provide health related services and programming to at risk and underserved populations. In keeping with our strategic health priorities, University of Chicago Medicine encourages programs that focus on community health education and wellness, access to primary and specialty care, community-based health support services and social determinants of health. The University of Chicago Medicine has selected the following community health needs to focus its Strategic Implementation Plan:

Adult Focused Needs

Pediatric Focused Needs

Access to healthcare - 2 or more visits to the Emergency Room

Access to healthcare - 2 or more visits to the Emergency Room

Diabetes Mellitus

Obesity - Children ages

Cancer - female breast and colorectal

Asthma


Two needs categories were not chosen for the strategic implementation plan at this time. The University of Chicago Medicine intends to commit resources to study these needs, and later to implement in collaboration with other partners, a plan to address these community health needs. The categories that were not selected include the following:

Community Health Needs Categories for Future Development

Injury and Violence Prevention
-Violent crime per 100,000
-% Victim of violent crimes in the past 5 years

Sexually Transmitted Disease
-Gonorrhea incidence per 100,000
-Primary and secondary Syphilis per 100,000
-Chlamydia incidence per 100,000


For more information and to complete community benefit grant application see resources below.

What is a sponsorship?

A sponsorship is funding provided by UCM to support an event or fundraiser. Examples include, but are not limited to, galas, health fairs, and awards celebrations. Priority consideration is given to those sponsorships that are in line with our strategic health priorities: community health education and wellness, access to primary and specialty care, community based health support services and social determinants of health.

For more information and to complete sponsorship application see resources below.

Grant Resources

Sponsorship Resources