Health foundations are increasingly recognizing that their mission is not simply to award grants to deserving nonprofit organizations, but rather to play a catalytic role in improving the conditions that influence health, especially at a population level.
Update from the Field: Results of Grantmakers In Health’s 2015 Survey of Foundations Formed from Health Care Conversions
GIH’s Update from the Field provides a fresh, comprehensive profile of foundations formed from transactions involving nonprofit hospitals, health systems, health plans, and other health entities. Health conversion foundations have become a significant force in the philanthropic sector.
HMSA Foundation aims to serve all the people of Hawaiʻi by lifting up and strengthening powerful community practices that can be emulated or will lead to system changes that have a profound impact on health.
Cambia Health Foundation serves health care consumers and their caregivers across the United States through investments in palliative care program development, workforce capacity, and leadership development.
Nominations are now open for the 2020 Terrance Keenan Institute for Emerging Leaders in Health Philanthropy. The institute, founded by GIH with support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, is a living legacy through which Terrance Keenan’s words and deeds will continue to inspire future leaders in the field.
Earlier this year, GIH launched the Effective Philanthropy Fund to to ensure organizational excellence in policies and practices and build the human capital of foundation staff, senior management, and governing boards.
Making Their Mark provides a holistic view of 14 health conversion foundations that goes beyond data. Based on in-person interviews with foundation staff, trustees, and other stakeholders, it highlights each foundation’s distinct character and priorities.
“In our community-based work, we find ourselves having moved into a position of power that we did not intend, and now have to be more deliberate about transitioning it back to the community it belongs to.”