Michael Reese

Research & Education Foundation

Providing grants for translational “bench to bedside” research projects converting pure research to results.


Scholarships for diverse students to complete their medical education, and fill the need within their communities.


Connecting underserved patients with comprehensive care and other community support projects.

Community Service

Our Vision

Our vision is excellent care for all patients, regardless of demographic conditions, in the tradition of the former Michael Reese Hospital.

Our Mission

To continue the legacy of Michael Reese Hospital through supporting research, education, and community service through relationships that foster quality health care.

Our Story

The story of the Foundation begins with Michael Reese Hospital, founded in 1881 to treat all patients regardless of religion, ethnicity or class. As the hospital underwent changes, the Foundation was formed to continue supporting research, education, and the community. While the hospital closed in 2009, the Foundation continues to push forward medical care for patients from different backgrounds.