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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.

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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.

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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.

To fulfill our mission of improving the health of the communities, we award grants to partnering community organizations based within the 13 zip codes of our Southland service area. These organization should have hospital-based or community programs that respond to identified community needs in alignment with our Ingalls Memorial strategic. Qualified organizations must possess an IRS 501(c)3 status.

To Apply:
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Community Benefit Health Outreach

We’ve hosted 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.

Please connect with us to receive information on new community events.

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Community 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. In 2023, your donations assisted 20 students in receiving a total of $22,250 in educational scholarship awards, setting the stage for a brighter future.