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Philanthropy’s Rural Blind Spot

This timely analysis of shows how two aspects of distress—lack of human capital and economic disadvantage—predict communities’ likelihood of both applying for and receiving funding, explores the reasons for these inequities, and provides real-world examples of how funders can better serve these communities.

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Grantmaking with a Racial Justice Lens

Join the Philanthropic Initiative for Racial Equity (PRE) on March 10 for a training on Grantmaking with A Racial Justice Lens, a guide providing grantmakers with reflections, frameworks, and tools built from the direct experience of activists and funders for advancing racial justice in any philanthropic setting.

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The Commonwealth Fund’s Commitment to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

The Commonwealth Fund has announced an agenda for its $15 million Health Equity Action Fund – a major new initiative to advance equity in U.S. health care. Its goal is to contribute to efforts to dismantle systemic racism in health care policy and practice and counter inequity in treatment, patient experience, and health outcomes for Black people, Indigenous people, and people of color.

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Philanthropy’s Rural Blind Spot

This timely analysis of shows how two aspects of distress—lack of human capital and economic disadvantage—predict communities’ likelihood of both applying for and receiving funding, explores the reasons for these inequities, and provides real-world examples of how funders can better serve these communities.

Read More →

Grantmaking with a Racial Justice Lens

Join the Philanthropic Initiative for Racial Equity (PRE) on March 10 for a training on Grantmaking with A Racial Justice Lens, a guide providing grantmakers with reflections, frameworks, and tools built from the direct experience of activists and funders for advancing racial justice in any philanthropic setting.

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Scan of the Field: Funder Approaches to Health Equity

Philanthropic investments in health equity are growing in response to increased national attention. In an effort to document and learn from this moment, GIH surveyed its Funding Partners at the end of 2020 to identify whether and how foundations altered their health equity programming and pivoted internally to foster more diverse and inclusive environments.

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GIH Events

The Commonwealth Fund’s Commitment to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

The Commonwealth Fund has announced an agenda for its $15 million Health Equity Action Fund – a major new initiative to advance equity in U.S. health care. Its goal is to contribute to efforts to dismantle systemic racism in health care policy and practice and counter inequity in treatment, patient experience, and health outcomes for Black people, Indigenous people, and people of color.

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Black Americans Are Getting Vaccinated at Lower Rates Than White Americans

A new KHN analysis finds that in the 16 states that have released data by race, white residents are being vaccinated at significantly higher rates than Black residents.

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Survey: Attitudes, Views and Values around Health, Equity and Race Amid COVID-19

Health, Equity, and Race during COVID-19

New findings from a national, ongoing poll show that the pandemic has not demonstrably shifted views on the connection between race and health among those most affected by COVID-19, despite communities of color and those with lower incomes being hit the hardest.

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Views from the field by Patrick McNamara & Abigail Goodwin

Transforming Communities Through the Social Determinants of Health

Six years ago, Palm Health Foundation made a risky decision. Dissatisfied with the short-term gains of traditional responsive grantmaking, we launched the Healthier Together initiative in an effort to forge a deeper connection to community through the social determinants of health.

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Views from the field by Maria Socorro Pesqueira

Bringing “Invisible” Communities Out from the Shadows: A Community-Centered Approach

COVID-19 has not been an equal opportunity pandemic. It has impacted Latinx, Black, and Indigenous communities; immigrants, older adults, and the uninsured more profoundly than the general population. At the start of the public health crisis and several weeks after, the impact on these communities remained invisible with devastating health consequences.

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National Day of Racial Healing

Many people would like to talk about the impact of racism—and the need for racial healing—but don’t know where to start. The goal of the fifth annual National Day of Racial Healing, hosted by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, is to bridge divides, affirm our common humanity and together, create more just and equitable communities. Join the conversation on Tuesday, January 19, 2021.

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Connect With Funder Peers on Health Equity

Interested in exchanging strategies, information, and questions with your funder peers? Sign up for GIH E-Forums.

Get Involved

Interested in learning more? Contact Osula Rushing.