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Healthy Communities Foundation

Riverside, IL | http://www.hcfdn.org
Joined in July 2019

About Us

The Healthy Communities Foundation (HCF) is the legacy health conversion foundation that originated from the sale of MacNeal Hospital to a private company in 1999. In 2016, HCF was renamed and re-envisioned into a community informed grant making foundation that seeks to measurably improve the health and well-being of individuals, families and communities in our geographic footprint that covers 27 zip-codes in Chicago and western Cook County suburbs.

The Foundation awards more than $5 million annually to nonprofit organizations. Our strategic vision is to use health equity as an overarching principle and lens to save lives and improve the quality of life. Further, we believe that all residents particularly those who live with the greatest disparities, should have access to resources and opportunities that improve their well-being and quality of life. The Foundation’s grantmaking framework is composed of four strategies that include: access to quality health care; addressing the social determinants of health; advocating for policies and systems change that impact health; and augmenting knowledge through capacity-building, learning and other health-related initiatives. 

The Healthy Communities Foundation (HCF) is the legacy health conversion foundation that originated from the sale of MacNeal Hospital to a private company in 1999. In 2016, HCF was renamed and re-envisioned into a community informed grant…

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