2021 Fall Forum

Fall Forum: November 15-19, 2021

Register for the 2021 virtual Fall Forum here. The deadline to register is Wednesday, November 10, 2021.

The 2021 virtual GIH Fall Forum will provide policy-engaged funders with information on current issues, access to leading thinkers, and connections with grantmaking peers. This year’s Fall Forum will consist of two timely and relevant programming series:

  • Building Momentum to Advance and Institutionalize Equity will provide practical recommendations to advance equity, use narrative as a tool for change, and leverage board leadership to institute equitable policies and practices.
  • From Crisis to Care: Decriminalizing Mental Illness and Addiction will explore policy, practice, and partnership efforts to redesign crisis response systems and more effectively and equitably address behavioral health challenges.

Sessions will take place the week of November 15th. Stay tuned for additional details regarding agendas, session descriptions, and speakers.

Registration Fees

This year, the Fall Forum fee is $150 for staff and trustees of GIH Funding Partner and Philanthropy Support Partner organizations and $200 for others.


The GIH Fall Forum is open to the staff and trustees of foundations, corporate giving programs, government agencies, companies that manage philanthropic funds, and regional and national philanthropy-serving organizations, as well as the faculty and staff of academic institutions who are working on projects related to philanthropy or health. Other organizations conducting work that is aligned with GIH’s mission, vision, and values may contact gih@executivevents.com to inquire about conference eligibility.

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The Fall Forum is an excellent opportunity for grantmakers to:

Get up-to-speed on current policy issues

Past meetings have addressed areas ranging from access to civic engagement and youth violence prevention.

Interact with leading thinkers

Hear diverse perspectives from cutting-edge experts in the field.

Connect with one another

Connect with peers around the country working on the issues that matter most to you.


Lauren LeRoy Lecture Series

The Fall Forum also features the Lauren LeRoy lecture, a lecture series established in honor of former GIH President and CEO Lauren LeRoy and her commitment to increasing communication between the worlds of philanthropy and policy. Funders who attend the Fall Forum return home with a deeper understanding of important topics, an introduction to key players, and ideas about how to apply what they have learned to their work.

Recent Fall Forum Events:

2020 Fall Forum: Better Health, Stronger Democracy

Better Health, Stronger Democracy explored how health funders are promoting civic engagement, protecting voter rights, and engaging in post-census electoral redistricting.

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2020 Virtual Fall Forum

Each fall, GIH offers programming designed for funders with a strong interest in health policy. These meetings, collectively known as the Fall Forum, are an excellent opportunity for funders with a strong interest in health policy to get up-to-speed on current issues, interact with leading thinkers, and connect with their grantmaking peers.

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2020 Fall Forum: Food for a Healthier America

Food for a Healthier America examined current food access and security policy, the gaps and challenges laid bare by the COVID-19 pandemic, the opportunities for positive policy change, and philanthropy’s role in creating a more equitable and just food system.

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Funder take-aways include:

  • A deeper understanding of important topics,
  • an introduction to key players, and
  • ideas about how to apply learning to the work.

See more about upcoming GIH events

Learn more about upcoming GIH events by visiting our event calendar.