WSHF featured in Grantmakers in Health Bulletin: January 2024

Washington Square Health Foundation approved over $800,000 in Grants and Program Related Investment(s) this past fiscal year to promote and maintain access to adequate healthcare for all people in the Chicagoland area regardless of race, sex, creed, or financial need.

In 2023, WSHF provided a Program Related Investment to fund a 3D Mammography Van at Roseland Community Hospital to provide access to breast cancer screening for women in underserved areas on the far south side of Chicago, as well as for individuals who face difficulties in reaching healthcare facilities. This 3D mammography van houses specialized mammography machinery equipped with advanced 3D imaging technology for conducting mammograms outside of a traditional hospital setting.

Other Grantmaking and Recipient Highlights include:

  • Chicago Hearing Society—to provide access to audiology testing to assess and treat needs for people of all ages.
  • Polish American Association—to address the growing need for food assistance with the rising cost of living and also support the communities who have been impacted by the war in Ukraine.
  • Haymarket Center—to expand their ability to provide health care in a Federally Qualified Health Center Look Alike Clinic for those who cannot otherwise afford or access medical and mental health care.
  • Indian American Medical Association Charitable Foundation—to fulfill the critical need for diagnostic equipment for a free primary care and specialty clinic.
  • PrimeCare Health—to support a new Integrative Medicine Program Manager to provide direction, guidance, and daily operational support for vital Integrative Medicine programming which supports Chicagoans’ health lifestyle practices in order to avoid future health problems, particularly Diabetes and Heart Disease, which are leading cause in death in many Chicago neighborhoods.

To view the bulletin, go to the Grantmakers in Health website.