Chicago Foundation for Women Grants $15,000 to Pediatric AIDS Chicago Prevention Initiative to Make an Investment in Women and Girls

Chicago Foundation for Women’s spring 2015 primary cycle focused on freedom from violence and health access and awareness.

Pediatric AIDS Chicago Prevention Initiative (PACPI) was awarded $15,000 for their Perinatal HIV Enhanced Case Management from the General Fund at Chicago Foundation for Women. The spring 2015 primary cycle at Chicago Foundation for Women awarded $570,000 in grants to 34 Chicagoland programs. Perinatal HIV Enhanced Case Management intends to help vulnerable HIV-positive pregnant women to have healthy, HIV-negative newborns and establish a strong connection to continuing care for each mother and child.

CFW awarded 12 grants focused on access to health and health information. CFW grantees in the health portfolio are committed to supporting some of the most vulnerable women in Chicago. All grantee organizations serve or impact low-income women or women below the poverty line.

Organizations working on enhancing women’s and girls’ access to high-quality health services and information are addressing solutions for mental health; physical health; reproductive health; preventive care. Some of the trends in this grant cycle include access to mental health services, addressing language barriers that limit access to resources, and connecting immigrant and refugee women and girls with health resources.

About Pediatric AIDS Chicago Prevention Initiative
PACPI works to eliminate pediatric AIDS and reduce transmission of the virus from mothers to their children in Illinois. PACPI collaborates with community-based organizations and public and private institutions to create a Safety Net of Prevention so that no HIV-positive pregnant woman or HIV-exposed infant falls through the cracks for care and treatment. Learn more at pregnantandpositive.org

About Chicago Foundation for Women
Chicago Foundation for Women raises money to fund and support organizations that help women and girls—it’s all about making smarter connections between need, money and solutions. We believe that when women and girls are secure, whole communities are made better. We improve the lives of women and girls through grants, advocacy, leadership development, and public and grantee education. Since 1985, we have given more than 3,000 grants totaling nearly $22 million and helped thousands of women and girls become philanthropists. Learn more at www.cfw.org.