Who We Are
What We Do
us grow with
With the support of the McGowan Fund,
By The Hand Club For Kids launched literacy
and college-prep programs in one of Chicago’s
most underserved neighborhoods.
Creating a new
class of leaders
Through the McGowan Fellows Program, the
McGowan Fund is inspiring the next generation
of ethically minded leaders.
Healthy Way to Grow, a partnership between
the McGowan Fund, the American Heart
Association, and Nemours, is tackling the
childhood obesity epidemic through childcare
What it means to be
a McGowan Fellow
Learn about the McGowan Fellows Program
and hear from the McGowan Fellows Class of
2016 in this short video.
We Focus on 3 Areas
Our grant-making supports Human Services, Education, and Healthcare & Medical Research.
Explore our programs
March 15: Letter of Inquiry
April 1: Invitation to Apply
Apply: May 1
Dates are different if you’re a repeat applicant.
Schools That Work
96% of these grads are accepted to two- or four-year colleges