The Pritzker Community Health Initiative is a project of the J.B. and M.K. Pritzker Family Foundation focused on reducing health disparities in Illinois.



The J.B. and M.K. Pritzker Family Foundation is deeply committed to shaping innovative and effective strategies for solving society's most challenging problems. For almost twenty years, the Foundation has worked to catalyze effective solutions to societal needs in three focus areas: early childhood, community healthcare, and human and civil rights.

The Pritzker Children's Initiative is dedicated to expanding equitable access to and participation in high-quality services for infants, toddlers, and their families.

The Pritzker Community Health Initiative seeks to reduce disparities for all Illinoisans by ensuring access to health care, improving the quality of that care and reducing its cost.

The focus of the foundation's Civil and Human Rights portfolio is to protect the rights of all people in all communities.

The foundation supports a variety of community initiatives in the State of Illinois with a focus on the improvement of early childhood programs and services for infants and toddlers.



J.B. and M.K. Pritzker have a longtime commitment to issues affecting the health and well-being of Illinoisans. The Pritzker Community Health Initiative is an expression of that personal commitment. M.K. Pritzker, who originated this work, has long had a focus on reducing health disparities particularly for women and girls.


Adolfo Hernandez
Luis Román
Program Officer
Tameeka Christian
Program Officer
Kathryn Kelly
Director, Communications and Community Initiatives
Dan Dineen
Grants Manager
Mireya Joya-Celis
Executive Assistant


Please note that the foundation does not accept unsolicited proposals.