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

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.

Ethics and Values Statement

We are committed to evidence-informed practice and work to promote discussion, questioning, and lively debate in order to advance 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 is fundamental to our work and, when we work with others, do so with respect and candor. The purpose of this statement is to convey the expectations and practices 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 preventing and mitigating conflicts of interest.

Excellence

We strive to be outstanding in our work, products, and services.

Respect

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.

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.

Collaboration

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

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

We are committed to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion in our programming, personnel and employment practices, and governance. We view diversity as a fundamental element of social justice and democracy, and integral to our mission. Diverse voices and viewpoints deepen our understanding of differences in health outcomes and health care delivery, inform core strategies, and strengthen our ability to fashion just solutions. We use the term diversity broadly to encompass differences in the attributes and experiences of both individuals (such as age, color, disability, faith, gender, gender identity and expression, geography, immigration status, income, language, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical ability, political ideology, race, or sexual orientation) and organizations (foundations and giving programs of differing sizes, missions, origins, geographic locations, and approaches to grantmaking).