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Taking A cultivate approach to Improve Community Health

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.

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How Foundations Can Accelerate Health System Improvement by Investing in Capacity Building Across Sectors

At a time when the health care system is facing a host of challenges, many with attributes that are impossible to solve alone, we see organizations from across the health and social sectors combining their skills and expertise through interesting partnerships to crack the “impossible” together.

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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.

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Philadelphia Health Partnership

We know that health and well-being are influenced by factors such as race/ethnicity, place, and socio-economic status long before individuals enter a doctor’s office. For that reason, much of our work aims to address social factors that influence health through the integration and coordination of care and services. By supporting integration, we aim to provide individuals and families with the full range of resources and supports that they need to thrive.

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Grantmaker Focus - Ralph C. Wilson Jr Foundation - Sep 2019

Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Foundation

The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation is a grantmaking organization dedicated primarily to sustained investment in the quality of life of the people of Southeast Michigan and Western New York.

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A New JEDI Force: Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

A New JEDI Force: Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

Farming the road is a mindset that closes that thousand-mile gap in the Eisenhower quote and allows funders to fully support rural communities as equal partners in the quest toward better health and brighter futures.

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Diane Kaplan

2019 Annual Conference Plenary Remarks: Diane Kaplan

Diane Kaplan of the Rasmuson Foundation accepts the 2019 Terrance Keenan Leadership Award in Health Philanthropy.

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2019 Annual Conference Plenary Remarks: Shena Ashley

Shena Ashley, Vice President of the Urban Institute’s Center on Nonprofits and Philanthropy, discusses the practice of equitable grantmaking, the outcomes of place-based impact investing, and the innovative use of data to inform and assess foundation strategy, among other topics.

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Calculating Risk: Considerations for Operationalizing Innovation and Planning for Failure May 2019

Philanthropy’s greatest freedom is, perhaps, the freedom to fail. This insight, stated in Terrance Keenan’s monograph (2000), “The Promise at Hand: Prospects for Foundation Leadership in the 1990s,” sparked robust dialogue during the 2018 Terrance Keenan Institute (TKI) for Emerging Leaders in Health Philanthropy.

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AstraZeneca HealthCare Foundation

Learn more about AstraZeneca HealthCare Foundation’s mission, vision, and approach in this Grantmaker Focus profile.

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