Community Investment Fund

Edward-Elmhurst Health is committed to keeping our community healthy. We want to empower community members with the resources needed to live healthier lives. And we recognize that the more we connect with and invest in our community, the stronger and healthier we all become.

To further our mission, Edward-Elmhurst Health has created a Community Investment Fund of $100 million. The Edward-Elmhurst Community Investment Fund (“the Fund”) aims to support organizations committed to enhancing community health and well-being, advancing health equity and supporting local economic growth.

Award guidelines and eligibility criteria

The primary purpose of the Edward-Elmhurst Community Investment Fund is to support community partner organizations and programs that provide a new or expanded benefit to what currently exists and that align with the following priorities:

Community health and well-being

  • Access to healthcare by underserved populations
  • Advancing health equity
  • Addressing social determinants of health
  • Addressing mental health and substance use disorders

Local economic growth

  • Expanding supply chain diversity
  • Education, job creation and career development, with a particular focus on further developing and promoting diversity and equity in the healthcare workforce

Learn more about Edward-Elmhurst Health’s Community Investment Fund, including award eligibility criteria.

Note: The proposal period for the 2022 funding cycle was closed on May 1, 2022. 

Questions about the Fund?

Please email Melissa Burroughs at

Our community connection

The Community Investment Fund builds on an established, enduring commitment to our community. We continue seeking to identify and address our community’s health needs and issues through community assessments, participation in local agencies, 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 preserve and improve human life." Learn more.

Edward-Elmhurst Health truly appreciates the many community partners that currently facilitate and enable the delivery of care and services, and that share our mission of improving the health of the communities we serve.