Memorial Medical Center Foundation


Board Grants


Memorial Medical Center Foundation awards grants for health-related projects focused on patient care, research and education that benefit people served by Memorial Health System and other nonprofit community organizations.


The goal of Memorial Medical Center Foundation is to improve access to quality healthcare for all residents of central Illinois. The Foundation awards grants to central Illinois organizations with501(c)(3) classifications or educational institutions in communities served by Memorial Health System. Grant applications are reviewed by the Foundation Grant Review Committee, which includes members of the Memorial medical Center Foundation board of directors, Foundation staff and representatives of Memorial Medical Center. Applicants are notified in May.

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What We Do Not Fund

We receive many more requests than we can fund. As a result, grants will not be considered for the following:

  • Individuals
  • Private foundations
  • Organizations not determined by the IRS to be a tax-exempt public charity under 501(c)(3)
  • Organizations classified by the IRS as 509 (a)(3)
  • National or regional organizations, unless their programs address specific local community needs
  • Programs or initiatives where the primary purpose is the promotion of religious doctrine or tenets
  • Elementary or secondary schools (except to provide special initiatives or programs not provided by regular school budgets)
  • Political action or legislative advocacy groups
  • Endowment funds
  • Multiple-year campaigns

Memorial Medical Center Foundation will not engage in philanthropic giving to organizations which the Foundation finds discriminate against a person or group because of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age or marital status.

Education Grants


To support Memorial Medical Center in pursuing their mission and vision by providing financial support for higher education to current and future colleagues with a required work commitment upon completion of education.


The Healthcare Career Education Grant program helps create a pipeline of professional clinical staff for MMC. It also helps to ensure MMC has the staff needed to provide the necessary care to their patients.

Applications for Foundation education assistance opportunities are accepted annually from January 1 to June 1. The Ross Schlich education grant applications will be accepted annually from August 1 to November 1.

Please click on the “Apply Now” button to complete the application process and be considered for this year’s education grants.

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