Philanthropy is not just about receiving, but giving as well. Our work with the Southland Community, Volunteers, and Auxiliary and Senior Life activities helps the Ingalls Development Foundation philanthropy efforts come full circle. While UChicago Medicine Ingalls Memorial Hospital’s mission is to improve the health of the communities we serve, the total wellbeing of the communities we serve are important to us too.

Community Relations and Benefit Serving beyond our walls

We have a special interest in making distributions to qualified organizations that provide quality health care, health related prevention and community health and wellness activities identified in the community health needs assessment.

UChicago Medicine Ingalls Memorial offers and supports programs and services to improve the health of our community. We conduct a Community Health Needs Assessment on a regular basis and develop a strategic implementation plan to improve the health of residents in our 13-zip code Southland service area.

UChicago Medicine Ingalls Memorial offers and supports programs and services to improve the health of our community.

Community Impact Grant Opportunity

UChicago Medicine Ingalls Memorial Community benefit Impact program offers grants to support health and wellness initiatives in Southland communities. Priority consideration is given to organizations committed to work that align with our strategic health priorities.

The application period for the 2020 Ingalls Community Benefit Impact Grant is now closed. If you would like to be notified when the 2021 application period opens, please email: Qualified organizations must possess an IRS 501(c)3 status

Community Benefit Health Outreach

We host more than 200 free community screenings, educational programs and health fairs each year, touching the lives of nearly 50,000 individuals. Our community screenings include free or discounted mammograms, prostate screenings, and free or discounted children’s physicals and immunizations. Our employees, physicians and volunteers attend many community outreach activities. Each year, our staff brings holiday joy to hundreds of families through food and toy donations

Community and Employee Scholarships

Annually the Ingalls Development Foundation partners with the Thornton Township School District #205 to help launch the college careers of high school seniors pursuing healthcare related professions. Up to five recipients are selected from the graduating class. Since inception, nearly $300,000 in scholarship awards have benefitted more than 160 students.

Nurses, employees and children of employees are afforded the opportunity to pursue and continue their education through the Ingalls Development Foundation employee scholarship program. Funded through the Annual Benefit Gala and donor and employee donations, over the past two years nearly $200,000 has been awarded.

The fall scholarship application window is now closed.  Stay tuned for the Spring scholarship application announcement in the Fall.

Auxiliary Volunteer Opportunities

UChicago Medicine Ingalls Memorial is always looking for dedicated and helpful volunteers. Share your talents and time with those in need. Make a difference by volunteering. Volunteers assist with services that support the hospital’s mission to improve the health of the communities we serve while enjoying the benefits of serving their community and enhancing the quality of patient and family care. You can choose from a variety of opportunities and locations. Our facilities in Harvey, Flossmoor, Tinley Park, and Calumet City welcome your time and service.

Volunteers must be at least 14 years old. You can download the adult volunteer application or teen application for those between the ages of 14 and 18.

For more information call the Volunteer Services office at 708.915.5214.