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For Foundations

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UIC creates the broadest access to the highest levels of intellectual excellence. Heading link

As Chicago’s largest university and only public research institution, UIC is home to scholars and researchers dedicated to advancing knowledge and improving neighboring communities and beyond. In addition, UIC is one of the most ethnically and culturally diverse universities in the country, fostering scholarship and practices that reflect and respond to the increasing diversity of the U.S. in a rapidly globalizing world.

Philanthropy in Action Heading link

From advancing cutting-edge research to fostering diversity, equity and inclusion in the academe, philanthropic support from private foundations fuels UIC’s impact.

Mellon Foundation: Crossing Latinidades Heading link

UIC was awarded a three-year, $5 million grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to support a national initiative in Latino humanities studies called “Crossing Latinidades: Emerging Scholars and New Comparative Directions.”

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MacArthur Foundation: Building Public Health Capacity Heading link

UIC School of Public Health’s Collaboratory for Health Justice was awarded a grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation to extend its work building public health capacity at the neighborhood level in Chicago, in the wake of health inequities exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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The Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations can serve as a liaison to faculty and researchers at UIC. If you are interested in learning more about specific programs or projects at UIC, please contact us.