Stronger, Healthier, More Vibrant

Health care institutions, residents, educators, non-profits, businesses, government agencies and faith-based institutions that work, live and congregate on Chicago’s West Side have come together as West Side United to make their neighborhoods stronger, healthier and more vibrant places to live.

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West Side United Grant Proposal Opportunities

West Side United is currently collecting applications for the following grants:

For-Profit Small Business Grant

WSU intends to distribute $500,000 in grants to West Side for-profit businesses that seek to grow their businesses and strengthen their communities. Applications will be accepted September 9, 2019, through October 31, 2019.

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Nonprofit Organization Grant

WSU intends to distribute $225,000 in grants to West Side 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organizations that are positively impacting their neighborhoods. Applications will be accepted September 9, 2019, through October 18, 2019.

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Our Mission

To build community health and economic wellness on Chicago’s West Side and build healthy, vibrant neighborhoods.

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Our Partners

The collaborative is driven by hospital partners Rush University Medical Center, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, AMITA Health, Cook County Health, Sinai Health System and the University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System.

Additional partners, working together to coordinate investments and share outcomes, include non-profit organizations, government institutions, and funding and technical assistance groups.

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