Featured Resources

Milbank Memorial Fund: The Impact of COVID-19’s Closure of Meal Sites on Older Adults

This Milbank Memorial Fund blog post explores the impact of COVID-19 on access to group meals provided through a federal–state nutrition program for older adults. It also calls for a coordinated national effort with more federal resources and flexibility for states to develop short- and long-term plans.

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Healthy Eating/Active Living (HEAL) Funding Infographic

This survey provides valuable insights into how and where funders are directing their resources and the perceived challenges to continued funding of the issue.

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Stanford Social Innovation Review: Healthy Eating, Active Living

This Grantmakers In Health supplement to the Stanford Social Innovation Review provides a snapshot of the latest thinking from health funders, researchers, and advocates on healthy eating and active living (HEAL) and healthy communities.

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Latest Resources

Milbank Memorial Fund: The Impact of COVID-19’s Closure of Meal Sites on Older Adults

This Milbank Memorial Fund blog post explores the impact of COVID-19 on access to group meals provided through a federal–state nutrition program for older adults. It also calls for a coordinated national effort with more federal resources and flexibility for states to develop short- and long-term plans.

Read More →
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GIH Food Access and Security Learning Community

It is with pleasure that we invite you to join the GIH Food Access and Security Learning Community.

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Partnering with Tribal Communities to Improve Nutrition and Food Access

In this podcast, Abigail Echo-Hawk discusses some of the innovations being developed in tribal communities, how disruptions to indigenous food systems influence individual health, and the opportunities for philanthropy to partner with tribal communities. 

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How HEalht Funders Approach HEAL Infographic

Healthy Eating/Active Living (HEAL) Funding Infographic

This survey provides valuable insights into how and where funders are directing their resources and the perceived challenges to continued funding of the issue.

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New Recommendations for What Young Kids Should Drink

Research shows that what children drink from birth through age five has a big impact on their health – both now and for years to come. The nation’s leading health organizations agree that for most kids, the recommendations can help to set children on a path for healthy growth and development.

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State of Obesity

The State of Childhood Obesity collects the best-available data on childhood obesity rates, synthesizes and makes recommendations on key policies to prevent obesity, and highlights stories of action from across the country.

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Stanford Social Innovation Review: Healthy Eating, Active Living

This Grantmakers In Health supplement to the Stanford Social Innovation Review provides a snapshot of the latest thinking from health funders, researchers, and advocates on healthy eating and active living (HEAL) and healthy communities.

Read More →

Boosting Philanthropic Investment in Healthy Food in Tribal Communities

Tribal communities in America receive only about a half percent of all philanthropic giving, and the total dollar amount of grantmaking in these communities by large philanthropic foundations actually declined by 29 percent ($35 million) from 2006 to 2014 according to a report by First Nations Development Institute. Additionally, only a small portion of those grant dollars go to Native-controlled organizations.

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What’s Coming Up in 2019 for GIH and Health Philanthropy?

In 2019, there are several trends we will be following. These trends show that, in general, funders are grappling with the changing environments of service delivery, health in communities, and organizational effectiveness.

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Connect With Funder Peers on Healthy Eating and Active Living

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Get Involved

Interested in learning more? Contact Colin Pekruhn.