Tracking The Field
Since 1980, more than 170 foundations have been created as the result of the conversion of nonprofit hospitals, health plans, and health systems. GIH periodically surveys these organizations to learn about their grantmaking and operations.
- A Profile of Foundations Created from Health Care Conversions
June 9, 2009
This report is the tenth in the GIH series that tracks and reports on the emergence and activities of health foundations formed from transactions involving hospitals, health plans, or health systems. The survey of foundations created from health care conversions collects basic information regarding the year of transaction, geographic location, assets, tax status, and focus of grantmaking.
June 2009 — 211KB
- Effects of the Economic Crisis on Health Foundations
May 11, 2009
To learn how health foundations are responding to the current economic crisis, Grantmakers In Health surveyed the field at the end of 2008. The survey sought information on how health foundation assets and grantmaking budgets have been affected, the strategies health foundations are using to support grantees, and how foundations are addressing their own financial challenges.
Effects of the Economic Crisis on Health Philanthropy-- revised April 2009 — 166KB
- Connecting to Community and Building Accountability
January 14, 2008
Foundations formed from health care conversions are very much engaged with their communities and seek their involvement in program planning and priority setting, according to a new report from Grantmakers In Health (GIH). The findings in Connecting to Community and Building Accountability reveal that the majority of health foundations promote some kind of community input in their work, although most are not required to do so.
October 2007 — 1027KB
- The Business of Giving: Governance and Asset Management in Foundations Formed From Health Care Conversion
March 1, 2005
This report looks at the composition and function of boards of directors in foundations formed from health care conversions, as well as how the foundations manage the investment of their assets. This report is the latest in GIH's series of reports on these foundations. Findings show that foundations formed from health care conversions have strong structures in place to guide their grantmaking and other activities, as well as the prudent management of their assets.
March 2005 — 499KB
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