Community Investment Fund

NorthShore – Edward-Elmhurst Health (NS-EEH) is committed to helping everyone in our communities be their best. We want to partner with community organizations to invest in the health and economic growth of the communities we serve.

In 2023, the NS-EEH South Region Community Investment Fund (CIF) will distribute up to $5 million to support organizations committed to enhancing community health and well-being, advancing health equity, and supporting local economic growth through programs and projects that provide a new or expanded benefit to what currently exists.

We are now accepting applications for our 2023 Community Investment Fund

Applications must be submitted via the online application form by 11:59 p.m. on April 15, 2023 to be considered. 

To be eligible, applicants must be a: 

  • 501(c)(3) organization; or
  • Certified BIPOC organization, Minority Business Enterprise, Women-owned Business Enterprise, or Tribal organizations; or 
  • School district 


  • The proposed programs/projects must primarily benefit the communities served by Edward-Elmhurst Health. 

To apply:

Step 1: Learn about the 2023 CIF program:

Step 2: To review the questions and to draft your responses, download the preview application. Note that you must submit via the online form (linked in step 3 below) for your proposal to be considered. The “preview applications” are available to help you prepare for your online submission:

Step 3: Submit an online application on or by 11:59 p.m. on April 15, 2023. (If you drafted responses with the preview application in step 2, merely copy and paste them into our online application form).

Questions about the Fund?

If you have any questions, please review the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) first. If you still have questions, please email Melissa Burroughs at

Our community connection

The Community Investment Fund builds on an established, enduring commitment to our community. We seek to identify and address our community’s health needs and wants through community assessments, participation in local organizations, supporting employee volunteer efforts, and involvement in civic and social service organizations. We also partner with diverse community stakeholders to develop programs and initiatives that advance our mission to "help everyone in our communities be their best." Learn more.

NorthShore – Edward-Elmhurst Health truly appreciates the many community partners that currently facilitate and enable the delivery of care and services, work to improve the health and well-being of our neighbors, and build economic strength in the communities that we serve.