GIH Bulletin: April 2024

In 2019, MacKenzie Scott announced that she was stepping into the world of philanthropy to give away her multi-billion-dollar fortune “until the safe is empty.” She has kept her word—to date, she has given away $16.5 billion. Her initial process for choosing which organizations would receive grants was shrouded in mystery. From 2019 to 2023, Scott used a process she termed “quiet research” to identify possible grantee organizations. The lucky organizations received a call from Scott’s consultants, who let them know they were receiving a grant for immediate use however they would like to spend it. In the Fall of 2022, Grantmakers In Health (GIH) became one of those grantee organizations, along with more than 20 health foundations. Two additional GIH Funding Partner organizations received gifts in 2020 and 2021, respectively.

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GIH Bulletin: October 2009

American Legacy Foundation’s Schroeder Institute for Tobacco Research and Policy (Washington, DC) received a $977,346 grant from the National Institutes of Health (Bethesda, MD) under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.

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GIH Bulletin: September 2009

To be more environmentally conscious and cost-effective, GIH will start distributing the GIH Bulletin electronically.

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GIH Bulletin: August 2009

Birmingham Foundation (Pittsburgh, PA) has awarded 33 grants totaling $924,650 to 29 organizations that improve the quality of life in several South Pittsburgh neighborhoods.

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GIH Bulletin: July 2009

BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina Foundation (Columbia) approved more than $1.5 million in grants for health programs in South Carolina.

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GIH Bulletin: June 2009

Aetna and Aetna Foundation, Inc. (Hartford, CT) announced an initial grant of $50,000 to support the work of the National Kidney Registry (Babylon, NY).

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GIH Bulletin: May 2009 (2)

The Colorado Health Foundation (Denver) awarded $2 million to support the use of health information technology.

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GIH Bulletin: May 2009 (1)

The Colorado Health Foundation (Denver) announced the production of an original 12-episode telenovela (Spanish soap opera).

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GIH Bulletin: April 2009 (2)

The Centene Foundation for Quality Healthcare (St. Louis, MO) awarded a $25,000 grant to Madison County Community Health Centers, Inc. (Alexandria, IN) to support the School-Based Health Clinic

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GIH Bulletin: April 2009 (1)

Austin-Bailey Health and Wellness Foundation (Canton, OH) awarded grants totaling $197,490 to 14 organizations that address the health and wellness of local residents.

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