November 14, 2023
Lloyd A. Fry Foundation Announces Phase Out of its Health Program
The Lloyd A. Fry Foundation will phase out the Health program over the next two years.
After strategic analysis and much difficult deliberation, the Lloyd A. Fry Foundation has made the decision to phase out funding in the Health Program. Our current Health Program grantees will receive one to two years of final support to allow time to plan for the reduction in funding. We will be reaching out to grantee organizations to discuss individual timelines and answer questions.
In 2008, when the Foundation adopted the current Health Program funding strategy, it was a unique time when a convergence of factors – strong research, supportive public policy, and innovative clinics interested in overhauling their operations– merged into an opportunity. Fifteen years on, the Fry Foundation has awarded more than $30 million in grants to Health organization grantees, care coordination is now standard practice across the field, and there is a road map for clinics that want to advance their practice.
The Fry Foundation is pleased to have supported our Health Program grantee partners in their vital work and we wish them continued success as they address the critical needs of Chicago’s most vulnerable individuals and families.