The AIDS Foundation of Chicago (AFC) and MeridianHealth are partnering to offer microgrants to support local social service providers. Capacity Building grants are offered as a part of the AFC Learning Circle Collaborative (LCC). The LCC is designed to improve agency infrastructure in order to achieve organizational goals such as health outcomes, community needs, and access to care services. The LCC is based on the concept and understanding of capacity building that emphasizes agency effectiveness and shared learning, and seeks to enhance the ability of organizations to achieve their missions.
MeridianHealth is dedicated to making a difference in the lives of our members, providers and local communities. By utilizing a person-centered, coordinated care model, Meridian puts members first. This engages members and encourages them to take control of their health while we remain available to help along the way. Meridian, a WellCare Health Plans, Inc. company, serves more than 886,000 members in Illinois as of March 31, 2019. To learn more about Meridian, visit www.mhplan.com.
Through the Advocate Microgrant RFP Process, the AIDS Foundation of Chicago will award up to five grants, up to $1,500 each, in capacity building consulting to increase the capabilities of grant organizations. It is recognized that, depending on an organization’s stage of development, capacity might best be supported in activities such as board development, fundraising planning, leadership development and communications planning.