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  • Funding Health Advocacy
    March 1, 2005

    Funding Health Advocacy incorporates the essence and richness of the discussion at GIH's November 2004 Issue Dialogue on health advocacy with a background paper previously prepared for the meeting. It focuses on the challenges and opportunities involved with funding advocacy and engaging in public policy work. This Issue Brief complements GIH's ongoing work to support grantmakers in their efforts to fund policy-relevant projects and builds upon GIH's track record of work on grantmakers' strategies for shaping public policy.

    PDF Format February 2005




  • Strategies for Shaping Public Policy: A Guide for Health Funders
    March 7, 2001

    Many foundations have shed away from funding in public policy in part because of confusion over federal tax rules governing lobbying for nonprofit organizations.  As a guide to foundations on funding in health policy, this publication is intended to clear up some of the misconceptions and help funders engage in public policy work.  It also presents examples of the range of public policy activities now being undertaken by health funders.

    PDF Format January 2000 — 86KB

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