The Mindful Teacher Foundation

Urbana-Champaign, Illinois



Illinois Children's Healthcare Foundation (ILCHF)

Based in Oak Brook, the Illinois Children’s Healthcare Foundation (ILCHF) was created in December 2002 through an action of then Attorney General Jim Ryan and an Illinois insurance carrier. This action and a settlement of approximately $125 million established the only private foundation focused solely on the health needs of children in Illinois.  

As part of its 2015 Innovation and Collaboration Tour, the Illinois Children's Healthcare Foundation awarded the Mindful Teacher Foundation a grant of $25,447 to fund its "Mindful Teacher, Mindful Kids" program in the 2015-16 school year.

The vision of the Illinois Children’s Health Care Foundation is that every child in Illinois grows up healthy. ILCHF cultivates, supports, and promotes initiatives that improve the health and wellness of children in Illinois, such as ‘Mindful Teacher, Mindful Kids.’
— Brielle Treece Osting, ILCHF Program Officer

Since its inception ILCHF has invested more than $63 million in organizations throughout the state that work to improve the health of children in their communities. Please visit for more information.

A grassroots not-for-profit 501(c)(3) corporation serving teachers and students in the Urbana-Champaign area.