Formed in 2013, the Illinois Community Health Foundation, Inc. (ICHF) was created to promote the health care welfare of medically underserved communities throughout the state of Illinois by providing funding opportunities to Illinois’ federally qualified health centers (FQHCs), also known as community health centers (CHCs).

Health centers are an integrated one-stop shop for patient care, offering medical, dental, mental health, pharmacy and other critical services all under one roof. ICHF has awarded nearly $100,000 in grants since 2013 that have been used to support quality improvement, patient safety, diabetes prevention, dental expansion, population health management and communication.

In an effort to expand the mission and critical services of FQHCs in Illinois, additional donations are currently being sought. To learn more about how your organization can directly support CHCs in their mission to provide innovative care to uninsured and underinsured individuals throughout the state of Illinois, visit the Donate Page.

“It is a privilege to be a part of the Illinois Community Health Foundation, which is focused on promoting primary care in Illinois. Access to care is still a major issue for the underserved.”

Robert Klutts, Board Secretary

“As former CEOs of FQHCs, we are able to recognize challenges that other foundation decision makers might not understand. We know the business and speak the health center language.”

Virgil Tolbert, Board Treasurer