The Field Foundation is partnering with the Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS) for the relaunch of Healing Illinois, a racial healing initiative.

Healing Illinois was introduced in 2020 to address racial disparities that impact people across the state. The renewed initiative will distribute $4.5 million in grants to nonprofit organizations that facilitate racial healing activities, lead equity work, and engage in meaningful dialogue. Funding will support communities that continue to grapple with complex and long-standing issues–from institutional racism to freedom of speech and expression.

Healing Illinois grant applications will be accepted on a rolling basis now through December 1, 2023, or until funding has been expended. Please follow this link for information on how to apply: IDHS: Healing Illinois Request for Proposals (RFP) (