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, the University of Chicago Medicine collaborates with organizations that are committed to making a difference in their communities.

We believe that partnering with like-minded organizations who share our vision and values is one way to work collaboratively to positively impact change in our community. As part of this commitment, UCM offers 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. The University of Chicago Medicine supports 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 and that are aligned with the following strategic health priorities:

Adult Focused Needs

Pediatric Focused Needs

Access to healthcare

Access to healthcare

Breast/Colorectal cancer

Obesity

Diabetes

Asthma


UCM 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.

Secondary Needs for Future Development

Injury and Violence Prevention

Sexually Transmitted Disease


UCM offers two types of grant opportunities that are described below. Information sessions may be held prior to each grant due date, please check back on the web site periodically for any noted information sessions.

  • Small Grant: These opportunities are targeted for organizations to apply for funding that does not exceed $10,000 in a grant year cycle. Each grant focus should be on any of the five UCM health priority areas as well as the two additional health areas of Injury and Violence Prevention and Sexually Transmitted Diseases.
  • Large Grant Collaboration with UCM/Institute of Translational Medicine (ITM): These opportunities are targeted for organizations to apply for funding that does not exceed $50,000 in a grant year cycle. Each grant would have specific UCM health priority area focuses to ensure each of the UCM health priority areas receive attention. The current Large Grant cycle focuses on Pediatric Obesity and Adult Diabetes (deadlines for each area may be found in the Grant and Sponsorship Application Review Schedule section).

Please access the following links for more information around the community benefit grant application, eligibility and reporting requirements.

Small Grant Resources

What is a sponsorship?

A sponsorship is funding provided by the University of Chicago Medicine 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.

Please access the following links for more information around the community benefit sponsorship application and eligibility requirements.

Sponsorship Resources

Grant and Sponsorship Application Review Schedule

If you would like to submit a grant or sponsorship application, please review the submission deadlines noted below.

Grant and Sponsorship Submission Due Dates

Deadlines for grant and sponsorship applications are noted below. All applications will be reviewed after the deadlines; we do not offer a rolling application process at this time. Proposed program start dates must occur at least 30 days after the deadlines noted below.

Applicants may not use the UCM logo or name in program materials/communications until an official award letter and logo is received.

Small Grants

Sponsorships

Large Grants (RFP)

September 30, 2015

September 30, 2015

Child Obesity: November 20, 2015

December 31, 2015

December 31, 2015

Adult Diabetes: March 30, 2016

March 30, 2016

March 30, 2016

 


If you have any questions please contact: communitybenefit@uchospitals.edu.


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