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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’s Community Benefit Grants focuses on one or more health priority area to ensure that each priority area receives attention.

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)
This Request for Proposals (RFP) is targeted for organizations to apply for funding that does not exceed $100,000 for up to 18 months. Each grant has a specific UChicago Medicine health priority area focus to ensure that each priority area receives attention. The current grant cycle focuses on Adult Diabetes (deadlines may be found in the Grant Application Deadline section).

»Grant application deadline

Grant Resources

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

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.

The FY18 deadline for sponsorship applications has passed. We are not accepting sponsorship applications at this time.

Grant Application Deadline

Proposals for the Adult Diabetes RFP must be submitted no later than 5:00 P.M. on Friday, February 2, 2018.

Please also provide a Letter of Intent to express your organization’s interest in applying for this grant by Friday, January 5, 2018.

Please review the application form for complete information on the Grant Review Process.

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