Advocate Bethany Community Health Fund

In 2006, Advocate Health Care established the Advocate Bethany Community Health Fund (Bethany Fund). The Bethany Fund was created as part of Advocate’s ongoing commitment to support existing community organizations as they build, promote and sustain healthy communities on the West Side of Chicago. Through the work of the Bethany Fund Board, Advocate will provide approximately $1 million per year for 14 years, from 2007 through 2020, to promote health and wellness in four targeted communities served by Bethany Hospital. These four targeted communities or “Bethany Fund Communities” are: Austin, Garfield Park, Humboldt Park and North Lawndale.

Bethany Fund Update

The Advocate Bethany Community Health Fund Board of Directors is currently undergoing a strategic planning process to reassess its grantmaking strategy. As a result, the LOI process for new applicants is suspended for 2019 (for implementation support from January 1-December 31, 2020).

Only current grantees (grantees who received awards in 2018 for implementation in 2019) will be allowed to apply for funding. Applications for current grantees will be available beginning July 31, 2019. An email with more information and instructions on the application process will be sent to those organizations who are eligible to apply for funding.

Unfortunately, no new applicants will be eligible to apply for a grant from the Bethany Fund in 2019.