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Strategic Grant Direction

New Grant Model Coming Soon!

Through our strategic planning process, the Michael Reese Health Trust will focus its support and accelerate turnaround times between application and funding decision.

We ask for your patience while we construct this new model. We plan to have the information you need on our website by December, 2017.

In the meantime, please contact your Program Officer if you have questions.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Spring 2018 will be the next grant cycle for the Trust. This will allow time to develop the funding strategies within each area. Should you have questions or wish to discuss how your organization might partner with the Trust, please reference our news page to contact the program officer associated with the area of focus.

New Grant Focus Areas

Our new grant making program will seek to do the following:

Preserve the safety net

Strengthen the intersection between housing and health

Expand school-based behavioral health care and Medicaid enrollment

Integrate oral health into primary care

Promote long-term counseling for domestic violence survivors and cross-sector provider collaborations

Foster a healthy Jewish community

Grow and sustain the health care workforce

Interrupt and prevent violence