The Illinois Children’s Healthcare Foundation (ILCHF) has a single vision: that every child in Illinois grows up healthy. Working through grantee partners across the state, the Foundation focuses its grant making on identifying and funding solutions to the barriers that prevent children from accessing the ongoing health care they need, with a primary focus on children’s oral health and children’s mental health.
The Foundation awards grants primarily through specific strategic initiatives. These are typically multi-year strategies that support evidence-based practices implemented by community based-providers with a focus on systems’ change. We recognize that systems take time to build or change and often support our grantees with multi-year commitments, evaluation assistance, and sharing best practices. We announce new funding opportunities through Requests for Proposals (RFPs).
ILCHF is also interested in supporting new ideas, cultivating new partners, and meeting emerging needs that improve the health of Illinois’ children. If you have ideas to share please follow the instructions under Funding Inquiries.