Foundation Funding

Foundation funding contains links to state, regional, and national foundations which offer funding to nonprofits. Many foundations have programs that are ongoing or have annual deadlines. Some of the foundations listed are givers to national, state, and local organizations. Please check the individual Foundation Grants listed below for complete eligibility and current deadlines.

Academy of General Dentistry Foundation - Scholarship Funding
Awards five dental student members a scholarship of $5,000 each from the AGD Foundation Education Fund.

Aetna Foundation
Focuses grant-making on issues that lead to meaningful
improvements in health and the health care system. 
American Dental Association Foundation
Offers a variety of scholarships, fellowships, awards, grants
and other opportunities targeted at improving oral health care.
American Express
Funding for programs targeted at cultural heritage, leadership
and community service initiatives.
Amgen Foundation
Seeks to advance science education, improve quality of care and
access for patients, and support resources that create sound
communities where Amgen staff members live and work.
Anheuser-Busch Foundation Charitable Giving Program
Provides grants, sponsorship and donations for programs focused
on education, environment or economic development.
Avon Foundation for Women
Provides grants to organizations in the areas of breast cancer,
domestic violence and emergency disaster relief.
Blowitz-Ridgeway Foundation
Primary funding supports nonprofit agencies which provide medical
and psychological services to economically disadvantaged children
and adolescents.
Cigna Foundation
Helps organizations focused on improving health and creating more
vibrant communities.
Coleman Foundation
Provides grants in the areas of education, cancer care and services
for disabled.
Commonwealth Fund
Aims to promote a high performing health care system that achieves
better access, improved quality, and greater efficiency, particularly
for society's most vulnerable.
Community Foundation of Central Illinois
Serves the central Illinois area by providing grants to the nonprofit
sector through the promotion of philanthropy. 
CVS Caremark Community Grants
Program focuses on health care for the uninsured, children with
disabilities and public schools.

Donors Forum of Chicago
Funding resource for networking and education, information
and knowledge, and leadership on behalf of philanthropy in Illinois. 

Eli Lilly Foundation

Makes grants to qualified organizations that improve patient
outcomes, especially in Lilly’s therapeutic areas of interest;
enhance the quality of life in communities in which Lilly has
a presence; and improve education and educational opportunities,
with a priority on science and health.

Field Foundation of Illinois
Awards grants only to institutions and agencies operating in the
fields of urban and community affairs, culture, education, community
welfare, health, and environment, primarily serving the people of <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:city w:st="on">Chicago.
Gerber Foundation
Funding priority is given to projects whose primary beneficiaries are
young children from birth to three years of age.

Hearst Foundation
Funding priorities include health care.
Humana Foundation
Supports charitable activities that promote healthy lives and
Illinois Children's Healthcare Foundation
Focuses grantmaking on identifying and funding solutions to
the barriers that prevent children from accessing ongoing oral
and mental health care.
Lance Armstrong Foundation
Grants and programs serve the needs of people living with cancer.
MAC Cosmetics AIDS Fund
Funds support men, women and children affected by HIV/AIDS globally.
MacArthur Foundation
Grantmaking program in the United States focuses on human and
community development.
McCormick Foundation
Focuses on investing in programs that promote civic health
for the community.
Michael & Susan Dell Foundation
Supports and initiates programs that directly serve the needs of
children living in urban poverty. Priority is given to initiatives
addressing children’s health, education, and microfinance.
Michael Reese Health Trust
Committed to improving the health of the region’s most vulnerable
residents: the poor, children and youth, people with disabilities,
the elderly, immigrants and refugees, and the uninsured.
Nick Traina Foundation
Supports organizations involved in the diagnosis, research, treatment,
and/or family support of manic-depression, and other forms of mental
illness, suicide prevention, child abuse and children in jeopardy, and
provides assistance to struggling musicians in the areas of
mental illness.
Polk Brothers Foundation
Seeks to improve the quality of life for the people of Chicago by 
partnering with local nonprofit organizations that work to reduce
the impact of poverty and provide area residents with better access
to quality education, preventive health care and basic human services.
Public Welfare Foundation
Supports efforts to ensure fundamental rights and opportunities
for people in need.
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Grant programs designed to improve the health and health care
of all Americans.
Sara Lee Foundation
Focus areas include: food-related programs; healthy lifestyles;
women’s self-sufficiency; diverse and highly visible cultural programs.
Sony USA Foundation
Focuses on several distinct areas: arts education, arts and culture,
health and human services, civic and community outreach, education,
and volunteerism.
Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation
Global research and grants programs targeted at ending breast cancer
by energizing science to find the cures and ensuring quality care for all. 
Verizon Foundation

Grants focused on helping people increase their literacy and educational
achievement; avoid domestic violence; and achieve/sustain their health
and safety.

VNA Foundation 
VNA Foundation is a grant making foundation serving the Chicago metropolitan area. They provide financial support to nonprofit organizations that offer home- and community-based healthcare to the medically underserved. Their focus has been unwavering for the past 100 years: helping the men, women and children of Chicago who lack access to basic health services.

Walgreen's Company Contributions Program

Provides grants to improve access to health and wellness in the community;
pharmacy education programs and mentoring initiatives; civic and community
outreach; and emergency and disaster relief.

Washington Square Health Foundation
Grants funds in order to promote and maintain access to adequate healthcare
for all people in the Chicagoland area regardless of race, sex, creed or
financial need.
William Randolph Hearst Foundations
Provides resources for organizations and institutions working in the fields of education, health, culture and social service.
Women Helping Others Foundation
Provides grants to organizations helping women and children. 



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