Leaving a Legacy

The Ravenswood Health Care Foundation

The Ravenswood Health Care Foundation was conceived as a time-limited giving program, existing only through 2017. Grantmaking has concluded but the impact of the Foundation continues.

Between 2001 and 2017, the Ravenswood Health Care Foundation granted nearly $16 million to nonprofits providing access to health care, education and disease prevention in the greater Ravenswood area of Chicago.

Over the course of its lifetime, the Ravenswood Health Care Foundation played a critical role in supporting dozens of small, grassroots nonprofits as well as larger organizations that provided health-related programs or services.

By focusing on one geographic area, providing seed funding, remaining a consistent and reliable funding source through the 2007-2009 recession, and offering capacity building support, the Foundation helped multiple essential programs launch and grow.

Thousands of vulnerable families struggling with a broad range of challenges received needed healthcare services and resources through programs funded in part by the Foundation.

This “legacy” website highlights the accomplishments of the Foundation, including lessons learned and grants awarded. Specific information regarding the role of the Ravenswood Health Care Foundation in the oversight of the Ravenswood Medical Center – Advocate Health Care Merger is available in the Mueller CPA Verification Report as well as the Merger Agreement Fulfillment Report.