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2020 GRANT AWARDS

The dual pandemics of COVID-19 and structural racism have illuminated how inequities across the social determinants of health intersect and disproportionately harm communities. But, this is a transformative time. Collectively, we are in a position to boldly reimagine health--beyond the absence of illness--and invest in immediate and long-term health efforts that can deliver structural solutions to strengthen our region.

We are happy to share that we plan to award a total of $8.8M this year (a significant increase in total giving from 2019) across our three main giving areas -- general operating support, strategic initiatives, and capacity building.

Read more about our 2020 grant recipients and overall bold vision here.

HCF PRESIDENT FEATURED IN NBC5 CHICAGO'S "PATH FORWARD"

Last month, our President, Maria Pesqueira, took part in "The Path Forward" panel discussion hosted by LeeAnn Trotter of NBC5 Chicago. She, along with Sharon Bush, President of Grand Victoria, and Felicia Davis, CEO of Chicago Foundation for Women, shared personal experiences with racism and spoke about signing on to the recent Women of Color statement against anti-Black racism.

HCF ANGLE
A REIMAGINED WORLD: WALKING WITH COMMUNITY

In response to the public health crises of COVID-19 and racism, foundation leaders have been reflecting on the structural changes that are needed within philanthropy itself. Our President Maria Pesqueira shares her insights about our own intentional restructuring three years ago and how it prepared us to anticipate and quickly respond to the dual pandemics. Read her blog here

GRANTEE PARTNER UPDATES
We continue to learn how communities in the region are dealing with the challenges of COVID-19 and the economic crisis through our ongoing engagement with grantee partners. Their updates illuminate the profound and devastating impact of the pandemic, the resilience that each community possesses, and how important their work is at this moment. Read more here.
SPREAD THE WORD - JOBS
SPREAD THE WORD - OTHER OPPORTUNITIES
Equity in the Center has launched open enrollment working sessions on their "Awake to Woke to Work: Building a Race Equity Culture" program on operationalizing equity. Read more here. 
The Windy City Harvest Apprenticeship application is open through October 22nd. This program is a hands-on, technical training in sustainable urban agriculture offered by Chicago Botanic Garden and City Colleges of Chicago. Students receive classroom, lab and field experience at farm sites throughout Chicago, including several in our region. Learn more. 
Cultivate: Women of Color Leadership (Cultivate) is a joint effort of the Crossroads Fund, Chicago Foundation for Women, Woods Fund, Walder Foundation, and the Chicago Community Trust. This program seeks to support emerging women of color leaders engaged in social, economic, and racial justice movements in the Chicago region in their personal and professional development. Applications are due October 15th. 
READS & LISTENS
HOW PLANTS CAN HELP PEOPLE GROW

Have you checked out Garden Marcus on TikTok? He is one of several Black gardeners and farmers who have become social media influencers in recent years. While his content centers on caring for plants, he also reminds followers of how important it is to tend to oneself in the process.
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