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Washington Square Health Foundation, Inc.


Last Updated: 2016-07-29

At A Glance

Washington Square Health Foundation, Inc.

875 N. Michigan Ave., Ste. 3516

Chicago, IL United States 60611-1957

Telephone: (312) 664-6488


Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Additional Descriptor

  • Health conversion foundation

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2015-09-30)

Assets: $18,056,509

Total giving: $408,462





Additional Contact Information

E-mail for Catherine Baginski Kapella, MPH, Prog. Dir.:; e-mail for Howard Nochumson, Exec. Dir.:


Established in 1985 in IL; converted from Henrotin Hospital

Purpose and Activities

Giving to promote and maintain access to adequate primary health care, through grants for medical and nursing education scholarships, medical research, and direct healthcare services.

Program Area(s)

The grantmaker has identified the following area(s) of interest:

Program-Related Investment

The foundation has made PRIs in the form of low-interest loans in the areas of health care and aging. The PRIs may be used for construction, land acquisition, and major capital equipment expenditures.

Fields of Interest

  • Diseases and conditions
  • Domestic violence
  • Graduate and professional education
  • Health
  • Health care clinics
  • Medical education
  • Nursing care
  • Nursing homes
  • Out-patient medical care
Population Groups
  • Children and youth
  • Economically disadvantaged people
  • Ethnic and racial groups
  • Females
  • Homeless people
  • Immigrants and migrants
  • LGBTQ people
  • Low-income and poor people
  • People with disabilities
  • People with HIV/AIDS
  • Seniors

Financial Data

Year ended 2015-09-30

Assets: $18,056,509 (market value)

Gifts received: $7,265

Expenditures: $1,224,900

Total giving: $408,462

Qualifying distributions: $1,180,159