The Bethany Fund has awarded more than $9 million to local organizations that share in our collective mission to promote health and wellness and address health disparities and their determinants on Chicago’s West Side. It continues to be a great honor and privilege to award grants to local nonprofit organizations that work toward the advancement of Advocate’s health care ministry.

2018 Grantees:

Grants awarded in 2017 for program implementation in 2018.

Austin

School Dropout Prevention
To support the Adopt-A-Student Program that provides scholarship assistance to students at Christ the King.

School Dropout Prevention
To support one-to-one tutoring for youth in grades K – 12 in the Austin community.

Violence Prevention
To support street outreach and supportive services that apply the principles and practices of Kingian nonviolence to reduce shootings and homicides in the Austin community.

Garfield Park

School Dropout Prevention
To support the Nettie Bailey Student Achievement Program, which provides homework assistance, enrichment programs, and high school readiness workshops for students in Garfield Park.

School Dropout Prevention
To support the teen docent program, which provides STEM training and academic support to Al Raby High School students while teaching them how to conduct tours of the Conservatory for student groups.

Violence Prevention
To support the high school’s partnership with Umoja to teach restorative justice principles to staff and students so they learn skills for de-escalating and avoiding cycles of violence in their lives and inside the school.

Violence Prevention
To support programming to teach students about conflict management to prevent conflicts from escalating into violence inside and outside of the school building.

Violence Prevention
To support Project Hope, which offers pregnant and parenting teens a wholistic health program that includes home visits, health screenings, mental health services and trainings about abuse, violence and conflict resolution.

Violence Prevention
To support the Education for Life – Youth Violence Prevention Program, which utilizes violence prevention education and Restorative Justice practices to prevent youth violence.

Humboldt Park

Violence Prevention
To support the 10-10-10 program, which provides in-risk youth in Humboldt Park with conflict resolution skills and job skills through a subsidized employment and job training program.

School Dropout Prevention
To support the Family Literacy Program, which prevents high school dropout and promotes access to education for young students who are parents by providing free and reliable on-site childcare.

Violence Prevention
To support the Village Keepers project, a leadership development initiative that provides training for residents and students on self-awareness, self-care and how to address personal trauma to reduce conflicts in the neighborhood.

School Dropout Prevention
To enhance services for the existing dropout prevention program for students who are placed on the truancy watch list and are at-risk of dropping out of school.

School Dropout Prevention
To support its High School Preparation and Support program, which educates seventh- and eighth-grade students and their families about high school options, offers high school prep activities and provides individualized support for high school graduates.

Workforce Development
To support its vocational training program, which provides intensive training for community residents in either woodworking and solid-surface manufacturing or shipping and receiving, as well as placement services.

Violence Prevention
To support their partnership with the Chicago Botanic Garden for the Windy City Youth Farm, which is an urban agriculture program for youth ages 15-18 in North Lawndale.

Violence Prevention
To support the Barrio Arts, Culture, and Communications Academy (BACCA) program, which includes homework assistance, community engagement and opportunities to develop their talents in journalism, photography and theater.

North Lawndale

School Dropout Prevention
To support out-of-school educational programming for North Lawndale youth ages 5-18 to prevent school dropout and improve academic outcomes.

School Dropout Prevention
To support its Urban Agriculture/Sustainability Program, which includes hands-on learning activities, using an indoor aquaponics system and urban gardens.

Workforce Development
To support the Industry and Career Pathways program, which serves youth and young adults seeking to break into Chicago’s robust film and media industries.

Violence Prevention
To support the Flagship After School Program, which provides leadership, sports and health programs for girls at Legacy Charter School in North Lawndale.

School Dropout Prevention
To support the Trauma Response and Intervention Movement (TR4IM), which seeks to encourage community engagement, prevent violence and connect residents to trauma-informed care.

School Dropout Prevention
To support KIPP Through College, a program designed to support KIPP Chicago’s students as they transition to high school and college and persist in earning college degrees.

Violence Prevention
To support holistic interventions for disconnected, court-involved youth in North Lawndale to reduce their involvement in the criminal justice system.

Workforce Development
To support the U-Turn Permitted employment program, which provides job readiness training, job placement, and career pathways to employment for returning citizens on Chicago’s West Side.

Violence Prevention
To support a partnership with MUSIC, Inc. to provide tuition-free Suzuki violin lessons to North Lawndale students in St. Agatha’s after-school program.

School Dropout Prevention
To support programming in schools to promote family engagement and provide resources to help parents teach their children at home.

Violence Prevention
To support violence prevention programming that includes street-level outreach, mentoring, case management and referrals to needed services.

School Dropout Prevention
To support Dare to Be King/Queen, a program that provides students at Chicago West Side School with mentoring, academic support, and a social/emotional curriculum.