NorthShore Seeking Proposals for Community Investment Fund

Northwest Community Healthcare and NorthShore University HealthSystem are accepting applications for a second round of Community Investment Fund partnerships.

As part of NorthShore’s merger with Edward-Elmhurst Health, each has committed $100 million, for a total of $200 million in core funds, to promote health equity and health, well-being and the economic security of the community.

NorthShore plans to distribute up to $4 million this year to local partners. Selected programs will help address three key community health needs: access to health care and health care coordination; access to behavioral health care; and chronic disease prevention and management.

Earlier this year, NorthShore announced its first seven recipients, with prizes totaling $2.6 million, to help address priority needs, including mental health services for the underserved, survivors’ aid domestic violence, economic and professional development, support for food insecure people and mobile outreach services. Edward-Elmhurst Health expects to announce its first recipients this summer.

To submit a proposal or learn more about the NorthShore Community Investment Fund, including eligibility criteria and award review, visit

Jill E. Washington