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GIH Funder Networks

GIH Funder Networks help funders connect with colleagues with similar interests. Networks offer funders the opportunity to:

  • Meet in-person at the GIH annual conference.
  • Communicate throughout the year by using GIH’s e-forums to share ideas, questions, and announcements.
  • Access a list of funders who share interest in the topic. 

Current GIH Funder Networks

Behavioral Health Funder Network
Contact: Alison Perencevich

Children and Families Funder Network
Contact: Osula Rushing

Health Equity Funder Network
Contact: Kristina Gray-Akpa

Health Reform Funder Network
Contact: Ann McMillan

Healthy Eating / Active Living Funder Network
Contact: Colin Pekruhn

Integrative Health Funder Network
Contact: Alison Perencevich

Oral Health Funder Network
Contact: Osula Rushing

Population Health Funder Network
Contact: Osula Rushing

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I participate or get more involved in a network?

  • Participate in a network gathering at annual conference.
  • Post and respond to e-forum questions and announcements.
  • Provide strategic advice to grantmaking peers.
  • Share interests, ideas, and events with GIH staff.

What do networks do throughout the year?

  • There are many tools in the network toolbox, including in-person meetings at the annual conference, e-forums, and peer support.

How are networks organized and led?

  • All networks are led by GIH Program Directors.
  • Some networks have funder champions: lead funders, advisory groups or steering committees that help plan in-person gatherings at the annual conference and help foster connections and support collaboration throughout the year.

How are networks supported?

  • Networks are supported by program grants to GIH.

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