Improving the health of metro Chicago's most vulnerable...

Learn more about the Michael Reese Health Trust


Night Ministry:

Health Outreach Bus

The bus provides services at night to youth & adults in neighborhoods where they live, including outreach, HIV/AIDS prevention and testing, hospitality, social service referrals, & caring support.


Chicago Children’s Advocacy Center: 

PATHH Collaboration

PATHH links child victims of sexual abuse and their families to trauma-informed, evidence based mental health care within a network of 16 specialized mental health providers. 


Schweitzer Fellows

Health & Medicine received $365,000 in Responsive Grants for general operating support for the Schweitzer Fellowship, a service learning program that addresses the health and well-being of underserved and vulnerable communities throughout Chicago...

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Our Grant Programs

Responsive Grants

The Responsive Grant Program accepts applications for support of specific projects, programs, or general operations. Areas of interest include: increasing access to health and social services, innovation in health care delivery, disease prevention, education for health care providers, policy analysis, and advocacy to improve health care systems serving those in greatest need.

View grantmaking guidelines

Proactive Grants

Proactive grants are initiated by the Health Trust. We do not accept applications for these grants.

Through our Proactive Grant Program we work with a wide range of public and private partners to develop more effective, integrated health-care delivery models—systems geared to provide individuals with comprehensive, coordinated services. The program is staff-driven, and is often informed by the work of the Responsive Grant Program.