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Community Benefit Grant and Sponsorship Requests

The University of Chicago Medicine is committed to improving the health of residents on the South Side of Chicago as outlined in our Community Health Needs Assessment and Strategic Implementation Plan. In addition to providing advanced medical care, research and medical education, UChicago Medicine collaborates with organizations that are committed to making a difference in their communities. We believe that partnering with like-minded organizations that share our vision and values is one way to work collaboratively to positively impact change in our community. As part of this commitment, UChicago Medicine offers community benefit grant and the sponsorship opportunities.

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What Is a Grant?

A grant extends financial support to local not-for-profit, community-based organizations to provide health-related services and programming for at risk and underserved populations. UChicago 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 that are aligned with the strategic health priorities.

UChicago Medicine offers grant opportunities as described below. Information sessions may be held prior to each grant due date. If so, details will be provided.

Large Grant Collaboration with UChicago Medicine and the 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 a specific UChicago Medicine health priority area focus to ensure that each priority area receives attention.

We are not accepting grant applications at this time.

What Is a Sponsorship?

A sponsorship is funding provided by the medical center to support an event or fundraiser. Examples include, but are not limited to, galas, health fairs, and awards celebrations. Priority consideration is given to organizations committed to work that align with our strategic health priorities.

» Sponsorship application deadlines

Read more about the community benefit sponsorship application and eligibility requirements:

Sponsorship Resources


Sponsorship Application Review Schedule

Sponsorship applications are reviewed at the designated deadline noted below.

Sponsorship Submission Due Date

Sponsorship applications for the FY18 sponsorship cycle are due no later than Friday, November 3rd, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. This deadline is for applications for sponsorships occurring in FY18 - July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018. The UCM Community Benefit Committee will review applications on a rolling basis.


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