Grantmakers In Health (GIH) has tracked the emergence of health care conversion foundations for more than 25 years.

Health care conversion foundations bring substantial resources to communities throughout the country. GIH’s 2021 Update from the Field infographic offers a fresh look at this important sector within health philanthropy, documenting its continued growth. It also explores the origins, tax-exempt status, asset size, and geographic diversity of conversion foundations.

A supplemental article and directory of conversion foundations can be found in Update from the Field: Results of Grantmakers In Health’s 2021 Review of Health Care Conversion Foundations. Non-Funding Partners can contact Melissa Bland at or 202.452.8331 to purchase the article and directory for $69.

Support for this project is provided by the Effective Philanthropy Fund and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

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