Since the Bethany Fund Board was installed, we have awarded nearly $7 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 who work toward the advancement of Advocate’s health care ministry.

2015 Grantees:

Grants awarded in 2014 for program implementation in 2015.

Austin

School Dropout Prevention
To support Voices for Peace, a school-based violence prevention initiative that includes peace-making circles, video public service announcements, and community peace talks.

School Dropout Prevention
To support the alternative high school’s partnership with Umoja to provide social-emotional learning opportunities to decrease dropout rates and improve academic success.

Workforce Development
To support Bethel’s Advanced Manufacturing program which provides 19 weeks of specialized training, soft-skills education and certification opportunities.

School Dropout Prevention
To support BUILD’s program for at-risk high school youth that offers in-school programming, after-school activities and additional programming during school breaks.

School Dropout Prevention
To support the college preparatory middle school that provides fifth through eighth grade students from modest economic backgrounds with a high-quality, college-prep education and prepares them for success in high school and beyond.

School Dropout Prevention
To support its free tutoring services for participants from kindergarten to twelfth grade in the Austin community.

School Dropout Prevention
To support the KIPP through College program that focuses on students beginning in seventh grade and works with them and their families to encourage college attendance and completion.

Workforce Development
To support the Academy of Professional Development which engages homeless and near-homeless parents aged 16 to 24 in five weeks of job-readiness classroom training and an eight-week transitional job experience.

Violence Prevention
To support Peace Corner University which provides an array of activities that address the academic, social-emotional and recreational needs of students.

Garfield Park

School Dropout Prevention
To provide comprehensive health education workshops to ninth graders through a partnership with Peer Health Exchange.

Workforce Development
To support employment services to help homeless women overcome barriers to employment through intensive soft-skills training and placement services.

Diabetes
To support the Diabetes Project, which provides treatment and education about self-care for diabetic clients.

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

To support the Intel Start -> Making program that combines technology with hands-on educational activities and after-school enrichment activities for youth aged 11-16.

Humboldt Park

School Dropout Prevention
To support after-school arts programming at El Cuarto Año High School.

Diabetes
To support the clinic’s Take Action Diabetes Management Program that features an education course, support groups and workshops.

Violence Prevention
To support counseling for victims of abuse and their children and a Department of Children and Family Services domestic violence educational group.

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

Workforce Development
To support the employment-readiness component of its Self-Leadership Training and Life Skills curriculum, which helps stabilize and educate teenage boys aging out of the Illinois foster care system, preparing them for independent living.

Workforce Development
To support its Vocational Training Program, which provides disadvantaged community residents with intensive training in either woodworking and solid-surface manufacturing or shipping and receiving, as well as placement services.

Violence Prevention
To support the Youth Violence Prevention Initiative that provides weekly anti-bullying courses for students in CPS schools.

Diabetes
To support the Promotoras de Salud program which recruits and trains individuals to be promotoras (community health workers) to provide diabetes education to community residents.

Workforce Development
To support YouthCycle for Better Health and Wealth, an employment and training program that provides education and work experience in bicycling and bike mechanics to youth.

North Lawndale

School Dropout Prevention
To support its YouthLab@1512 project which provides after-school programming to youth aged thirteen to eighteen.

School Dropout Prevention
To support the mentoring program that also provides academic tutoring, parent programs and social-emotional support to youth in the Fund Communities.

Violence Prevention
To support the Peace Exchange project, which provides youth programming around leadership development and violence prevention, and the Adventures In Learning Program, which provides after-school programming and a summer camp.

Diabetes
To support their diabetes education programs, support groups and a clinic for those newly diagnosed with the disease.

School Dropout Prevention
To support Launch, an alternative learning program that begins during sophomore year of high school and aims to have students reintegrated into traditional classrooms by senior year so they can graduate with their classmates.

Workforce Development
For their U-Turn Permitted employment program that provides re-entry and job training programs to formerly incarcerated individuals.

Violence Prevention
To support the Youth Anti-Violence and Mentoring Program which includes after-school enrichment activities and a summer program for students.

Violence Prevention
To support Plan 2b A Man which provides mentorship, tutoring, community service and enrichment activities to boys in North Lawndale.