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Mission and Values

Our Mission

Grantmakers In Health (GIH) is a nonprofit, educational organization dedicated to helping foundations and corporate giving programs improve the health of all people. Its mission is to foster communication and collaboration among grantmakers and others, and to help strengthen the grantmaking community's knowledge, skills, and effectiveness.


Our Vision

Better health through better philanthropy.


Our Statement of Ethics and Values

We are committed to evidence-informed practice and work to promote discussion, questioning, and lively debate within the field. We strive to be a learning organization, focused on excellence and equity, and to build learning communities within health philanthropy. We believe strongly in collaboration and, when we work with others, do so with respect and candor. The purpose of this statement is to convey the standards to which the organization is committed, to make clear our expectations for board and staff, and to share with the grantmaking community and other stakeholders what is most important to us. Our ethics and values inform our work and guide how we conduct ourselves. We will promote them through our internal policies and procedures, programming, and involvement with our Funding Partners. 

Integrity, Transparency, and Fiscal Responsibility
We are committed to acting honestly and transparently, in accordance with internal policies and external laws and regulations; to using our resources wisely and providing accurate public disclosure of our finances; and to taking responsibility for our actions and avoiding potential conflicts of interest.

We aim to be the best in our work, ideas, and services.

We are committed to treating the people and organizations with whom we work with fairness, dignity, and respect, and recognizing and appreciating the achievements and contributions of all. We believe in listening to, and learning from, communities.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
We promote diversity and inclusion in our programming, personnel and employment practices, and governance.

Responsiveness and Innovation
We commit to being responsive and accessible to the grantmakers and others we serve, and strive to be visionary, proactive, innovative, and creative in all we do.

We support systemic change and accordingly value collaboration with other sectors that affect health.

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