Learn about the Initiative

Healing Illinois is a racial healing initiative of the Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS), in partnership with The Field Foundation designed to distribute $4.5 million in grants to organizations across the state to begin, or continue, the work of racial healing.
The major goals of this project are to:

  1. Build and advance knowledge and understanding of racial healing and racial equity in communities across the state
  2. Increase trust and relationship building, among the residents of Illinois
  3. Provide opportunities for communities and individuals to begin to heal from the harms caused by racism
  4. Build the foundation for long-term racial healing and anti-racism in Illinois

Contact Information

Healing Illinois email: ______________________

The deadline for Healing Illinois grant applications expires on ________________

Applications are now open for organizations

The application process: