Featured Resources

Investing in the Power of Young People: 20 Years of Philanthropic Support for Youth Organizing

Funders’ Collaborative on Youth Organizing (FCYO) has released its 2020 Funder Scan which evaluates the critical role philanthropy has played in shoring up a youth organizing field poised to meet the multiple challenges of this moment. This report is part of FCYO’s 2020 National Youth Organizing Field Scan, a series of four reports that together offer an in-depth look into a field that has grown in significant ways over the last two decades.

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Why Redistricting Matters

Vitalyst Health Foundation has released a policy brief which describes the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission (AIRC) and discusses which eight of Arizona’s 19 charter cities conduct their own local process. The brief also explores the multiple ways people can engage to provide input so that community well-being can get the representation and resources it deserves.

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Funding Opportunities to Reduce Violence

The Alliance for Safety and Justice, a crime prevention and victim support organization, released a report detailing the grant opportunities for community-focused safety and violence prevention as a result of the $1.9 trillion stimulus and COVID-19 relief bill.

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Latest Resources

Staying the Course in Turbulent Waters

Managing change is hard, but managing uncertainty can be even harder. This sentiment captures the challenges health funders have faced while navigating the roiling health policy debates of the 115th Congress.

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A Model for Advocacy: How One Foundation’s Unconventional Investment is Shaping Health Policy

The Colorado Health Foundation’s unprecedented journey to creating and endowing Healthier Colorado —a nationally unique 501(c)(4) organization—arose when the Foundation began its transition from a public charity to a private foundation in 2011.

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Where the Rubber Meets the Road: Challenges of and Recommendations for Tracking Local Policy

If you advocate for, research, evaluate, or fund policy change, a local policy database will enrich and facilitate your work.

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Philanthropy Talks to Philanthropy

The annual conference showed again this year why it is the premier opportunity for health funders to talk to their peers about challenges, lessons learned, and the path forward.

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GIH Events

2017 Andy Hyman Award for Advocacy Speech: Ron Pollack

Ron Pollack, Founding Executive Director of Families USA, is honored with the first Andy Hyman Award for Advocacy. Listen to the podcast of his acceptance speech delivered at the 2017 GIH Annual Conference on Health Philanthropy. GIH established the Andy Hyman Award for Advocacy in 2017 in honor of Andy Hyman and his remarkable life…

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No More Half Measures: The Case for Bigger, Bolder Advocacy Support

It is increasingly clear that advocacy and policy change is deeply entrenched in and dependent on political institutions and the political process. This is the perfect time for foundations to furnish themselves with a broad range of tools, helping to ensure that the fights we have always had will not be the fights we always have.

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Awarding Excellence in Advocacy and Philanthropy

On March 14, GIH announced that Chet Hewitt, President and CEO of the Sierra Health Foundation, is the 2017 recipient of the Terrance Keenan Leadership Award in Health Philanthropy, and that Ron Pollack, the Founding Executive Director of Families USA, is the 2017 recipient of the Andy Hyman Award for Advocacy.

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Igniting a Women’s Health Activist Movement—WHAM!

We at the Jewish Healthcare Foundation (JHF) are not content to let this activist roar go silent. That is why we recently launched the Women’s Health Activist Movement Global (WHAM Global), a network to empower and cultivate female leaders who advance health care systems that are transparent, respectful, accountable, and equitable.

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Helping Funders Adapt to a Changing Policy Landscape

I recently joined local policy experts and colleagues from Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees and Grantmakers for Education in a Washington Regional Association of Grantmakers forum on the 2016 presidential election’s implications for philanthropy.

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Connect With Funder Peers on Advocacy Strategies

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Interested in learning more? Contact Eileen Salinsky.