2022 Community Investment Fund Partners

Edward-Elmhurst Health's partner organizations across Cook, DuPage and Will Counties were selected based on alignment with our current Community Investment Fund objectives, including health equity, social determinants of health and community economic security.

Our partner organizations are all working to address priority areas of need, including healthcare access, navigation, literacy and equity; food insecurity; housing; job creation and career development; and mental health and substance abuse disorders. Partner organizations include:

Access, Navigation, Literacy and Equity

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DuPage Health Coalition
Awarded: $250,000

Medical debt relief and financial literacy

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Greater Family Health
Awarded: $400,000

New Health Center in Franklin Park

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Naperville NEF logo

Naperville Education Foundation
Awarded: $250,000

Project RISE: Nutrition, housing, physical/mental health support

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Southwest Suburban Immigrant Project logo

Southwest Suburban Immigrant Project
Awarded: $250,000

Health Justice Program

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Food Insecurity

Lisle logocrop

Friends of Lisle
Awarded: $250,000

Expanded food storage and distribution

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Loaves and Fishes logocrop

Loaves & Fishes
Awarded: $325,500

Mobile food delivery program

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Bridge Communities
Awarded: $292,500

Transitional housing for families facing homelessness

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DuPagePads logo

Awarded: $250,000

Emergency housing and stabilization services

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Job Creation and Career Development

Kids Matter logo

Awarded: $250,000

Workforce training and Mental Health First Aid for high school students

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VNA Health Care logo

VNA Health Care
Awarded: $93,000

Nursing Workforce Pathway Program

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Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders

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Easterseals DuPage & Fox Valley
Awarded: $250,000

Mental health of children with disabilities and their families

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Indian Prairie School District 204
Awarded: $500,000

CARES: Mental health, wellness, health equity resources

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Outreach logocrop

Outreach Community Ministries
Awarded: $333,200

Access to affordable mental health services

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Stepping Stones logocrop

Stepping Stones
Awarded: $300,000

Recovery Home for women with children

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As a feature of their merger that was announced in January 2022, Edward-Elmhurst Health and NorthShore University HealthSystem each committed $100 million to their respective communities, for a combined total of $200 million. The funds will generate millions of dollars annually to enhance health and well-being, advance health equity and support local economic growth.

In July 2022, Edward-Elmhurst Health awarded $3,994,000 to the above 14 organizations through the first distribution from its Community Investment Fund. In February 2022, NorthShore announced the first distribution from its Community Investment Fund, $2.6 million, to seven partner organizations in Cook and Lake Counties. Learn more.