Fry Foundation announces $1.8 million in fourth quarter grants
June 04, 2012
The Lloyd A. Fry Foundation recently announced that it will provide $1.8 million in grants to Chicago-area organizations, focusing its efforts on programs that support learning, health and art education. During each quarter, the Fry Foundation considers applications for grants in four areas of concentration on a rotating basis, including the aforementioned programs as well as employment. Since 1983, the foundation has provided organizations with more than $150 million in grants.
During this round of grantmaking, the Fry Foundation provided funding for the Sinai Health System, US Empowered, New Leaders and Marwen.
The Sinai Health System was awarded a two-year, $200,000 grant for its Patient-Centered Disease Management system to enhance its electronic medical records program. In particular, this initiative will benefit diabetes and heart disease patients by offering physicians a view into patient healthcare records, assessments and referrals, so they can provide a higher quality of care.
New Leaders also received a two-year, $200,000 grant to develop leaders in Chicago public schools who will become the next wave of highly effective principals.
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