Annual Conference on Health Philanthropy

2024 Sponsorship Opportunities

Bold Results Through Courageous Action

Tuesday, June 4 – Thursday, June 6, 2024 | Portland, Oregon

Who Can Sponsor?

Grantmakers In Health (GIH) welcomes sponsorships from corporations and health funders, including those in aligned fields, such as health philanthropy advisors and firms offering technology, communications, planning, or investment services. Your company or organization will find value from access to the GIH audience, who are an engaged and influential group of practitioners, and your support will be recognized in many ways.

Why Sponsor?

Last year, GIH’s conference attracted over 400 participants. The conference focuses on the practice of health philanthropy, highlighting innovative strategies and approaches to deal with current issues. More than a meeting, it is an opportunity for funders to learn from outside experts as well as philanthropic leadership, and to exchange information, ideas, and insights with colleagues.

GIH Annual Conference Quick Facts

  • Over 400 people attended the 2023 GIH annual conference, and over 97% of surveyed 2023 attendees would recommend the GIH annual conference to their peers
  • 2023 annual conference attendees comprised of program staff (40%), presidents or executive directors (24%), and trustees (11%)
  • Conference communications reaches over 10,000 email subscribers
  • In 2023, 25 organizations supported the GIH annual conference through sponsorship

Funding Partner Quick Facts

GIH is a highly engaged community of more than 225 health funders. In 2022, GIH Funding Partners participated in 32 GIH events, representing over 1,800 in-person and online registrations. Our Funding Partners comprise:

  • Independent/private foundations (50%)
  • Public charities (23%)
  • Corporate giving programs or foundations (11%)
  • Family Foundations (12%)
  • Operating foundations, charitable lead trusts, and other funders (10%)
  • Community Foundations (5%)
  • Government (3%)
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Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsorship LevelTitaniumPlatinumGoldSilverBronzeGeneral
Monetary commitment$50,000$25,000$15,000$10,000$5,000$2,500
Number available256unlimitedunlimitedunlimited
Top-tier signage and underwriter recognition✔️
2 min video on conference platform and on-site✔️
Plenary Sponsor and podium recognition✔️ Opening✔️
Custom dedicated email to the entire GIH audience of 10,000+ subscribers✔️✔️✔️
Additional logo display at event✔️✔️✔️✔️
Name recognition in event communications and social media✔️✔️✔️✔️✔️✔️
Table for displaying materials✔️✔️✔️✔️✔️✔️
Digital logo placement: GIH website, attendee email, and conference platform✔️✔️✔️✔️✔️✔️
Complimentary conference registration✔️4 at AC;
✔️2 at FF
✔️4 at AC✔️2 at AC✔️1 at AC
Email to AC attendees✔️✔️✔️$800$800

Flexible options for your Company or Organization

GIH is honored to work with a wide range of sponsors and supporters, and we pride ourselves on our ability to customize sponsorship levels to meet our supporters’ needs. In addition to the tiered levels of sponsorship, we also offer the following options:

Themed Sponsors: Themed sponsorships are created to support a specific need or location within the conference. Themed options could include: phone charging stations, wifi branding, attendee SWAG bag, social receptions, attendee meals, or other creatively branded opportunities.

In-Kind Sponsors: In-kind sponsorships directly offset conference expenses through the donation of professional services or products, such as donated food or beverage at an off-site reception, donated transportation to site visits, donated services for social events, items for attendee SWAG bag, and other similar non-monetary contributions.

Custom Sponsors: Custom sponsorships are tailored for organizations that wish to support the Annual Conference, but would like to mix and match benefits or pursue additional options not outlined in the prospectus. The GIH team can work to create a benefits package that will work for your company or organization.

Fall Forum BONUS Sponsorship Options

Bonus option pricing is available for event sponsors interested in early bird support of GIH’s 2024 Fall Forum. Discounted options to maximize impact are available exclusively between February and June 2024.

Sponsored Email Opportunities

Grantmakers In Health (GIH) is a nonprofit, educational organization dedicated to helping foundations and corporate giving programs improve the health of all people. Its mission is to foster communication and collaboration among grantmakers and others, and to help strengthen the grantmaking community’s knowledge, skills, and effectiveness. Through our in-person convenings, webinars, and other programming, GIH serves as the premier gathering space for funders focused on health and health-adjacent topics. Philanthropic organizations and advisers that make annual financial contributions to support our work are recognized as GIH Funding Partners.

With more than 225 Funding Partners and an email list of 10,000+ individuals, our communications reach a large audience of influential professionals. GIH sponsor emails receive 25 percent Open Rates on average. By becoming a GIH advertising partner, you are accessing a highly engaged audience of foundation leaders, nonprofit executives, fundraisers, and other key stakeholders in the sector.

Sponsored emails take the form of a curated, promotional email sent on your behalf to our audience. You can control the layout, language, and email design through instructions or by sharing HTML. Sponsored emails cannot include attachments. All sponsored emails receive select engagement statistics.

GIH recommends that sponsored emails include content of value to our audience—such as reports, articles, and videos featuring information about public health, philanthropy, or other issues of interest to health funders. Invitations to webinars and events about related topics are also welcome. Direct promotion of for-profit products and solicitation for financial support are not permitted. As a nonpartisan organization, GIH does not accept partisan political messages. Please contact Cecilia Kramer at ckramer@gih.org if you have questions about message content.

In 2024, each email is priced at $800 with an event sponsorship or $1,000 as a stand-alone option. Discounts are available for multiple mailings: 

Number of Email SendsDiscount
410%
5-1115%
12+20%

GIH limits sponsored emails to one per month, and the content must be suitable for the GIH audience. GIH reserves the right to refuse to share emails that do not align with our mission and values.

Thanks Again to our 2023 Sponsors!

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota Foundation
  • Blue Shield of California Foundation
  • CareQuest Institute for Oral Health
  • Cone Health Foundation
  • Connecticut Health Foundation
  • Ethel & James Flinn Foundation
  • Health Forward Foundation
  • Healthy Communities Foundation
  • Jacob and Valeria Langeloth Foundation
  • Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust
  • Mat-Su Health Foundation
  • Minneapolis Foundation, The
  • Missouri Foundation for Health
  • Mother Cabrini Health Foundation
  • Partners for Advancing Health Equity
  • REACH Healthcare Foundation
  • Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
  • Sierra Health Foundation
  • Submittable
  • The Caresource Foundation
  • The Colorado Health Foundation
  • The Commonwealth Fund
  • The Kresge Foundation
  • The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust
  • YokoCo
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How to Sponsor

If you are interested in any of our sponsorship levels, or have a proposal or questions about supporting either event, please contact Cecilia Kramer, MPH at ckramer@gih.org with any questions.

Sponsorships must be finalized by May 16th. All sponsors will receive an invoice and further guidance for your sponsorship. Thank you for your support!