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. Our ethics and values inform our work and guide how we conduct ourselves. We promote these values through our programming and in our involvement with Funding Partners, and they are reflected in our internal policies and procedures.

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.

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.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

We are committed to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion in our programming, personnel and employment practices, and governance. Diversity is a fundamental element of social justice and integral to our mission. Diverse voices and viewpoints deepen our understanding of differences in health outcomes and health care delivery, and strengthen our ability to fashion just solutions. GIH uses the term ‘diversity’ broadly, to encompass differences in the attributes of both individuals (such as ability, age, faith, gender identity and expression, geographic location, immigration status, income, language, life experience, marital status, medical condition, national origin, political ideology, professional skills, race/ethnicity, or sexual orientation) and organizations (foundations and giving programs of differing sizes, missions, geographic locations, and approaches to grantmaking).