Philanthropy and Youth Mental Health

Irfan Hasan, deputy vice president for grants at The New York Community Trust, recently authored an opinion piece on philanthropy’s role in addressing youth mental health.

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Advice to Boards Preparing for and Supporting a New Leader of Color

This resource from BoardSource and the Building Movement Project offers insight and advice to boards about how to avoid pitfalls leading up to a transition and after a new leader is hired.

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Investing in Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Communities through Strategic Philanthropic Partnerships

May is Asian American Pacific Islander heritage month, celebrating the fastest-growing racial group in the United States. Recent priorities for grantmakers have focused on racial equity, health and well-being, and immigrant rights. Yet, investments for Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islanders have been under-resourced and deprioritized, receiving only 0.26 percent of philanthropic dollars and 0.17 percent of research funding from the National Institutes of Health.

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Beyond the Headlines: Towards a New Narrative for Health Philanthropy in Haiti

Contrary to the narrative that all philanthropic investments have been ineffective in Haiti, Partners In Health, Build Health International, and Health Equity International have had immense positive impacts on the health sector in Haiti over the last decade. With sustained funding from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, these nongovernmental organizations are committed to tackling systemic inequities embedded in the health care system.

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Filling Youth Mental Health Gaps by Funding Innovation

The gap is widening between mental health care and our nation’s youth. The continued impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, racial injustices, and climate change are deepening this crevice and weighing on young people. The U.S. Surgeon General issued a stark warning on youth mental health, and doctors, hospitals, mental health organizations, and young people are also sounding the alarm.

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Multiplying Funder Impact Through Multisector Collaborations: Models for Creating Racial and Health Equity

Multisector collaborations epitomize the expression “the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.” Working together toward common goals, organizations from different sectors that listen and work directly with communities can multiply their impact compared to what they can accomplish working separately. Because of this, funders too can expand their impact by investing in and encouraging these multisector collaborations that serve as engines for lifting up community voices and promoting equity.

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Reducing Pollution: Critical Pathway for Cancer Prevention

Health professionals and health advocacy groups are learning how they can elevate environmental chemicals as an important element of cancer prevention, including in research design, clinical practice, policy advocacy, and in cancer initiatives such as the Beau Biden Moonshot and states’ 5-year cancer prevention and control plans. When health leaders are given the opportunity to examine barriers to cancer prevention, including those they may contribute to, they gain confidence in their ability—and responsibility—to use their power as trusted messengers to call for dramatic reductions in carcinogens.

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Transitions

Philanthropy @ Work – Transitions – May 2022

The latest on transitions from the field.

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Requests for Proposals

Genentech Foundation: May 2022

The Genentech Foundation requests proposals for the Health Equity & Diversity in STEM Innovation Fund. The Genentech Innovation Fund was established to catalyze novel solutions to improve equity in clinical research, health care delivery, and the science and health care workforce.

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