Download the GIH essay written for the 2013 annual meeting Big Ideas to Blueprints: Decisive Grantmaking in Dynamic Times. Foundation leaders were also invited to pen guest commentaries and share their thoughts around the annual meeting theme.
“Engaged Health Grantmaking: The ‘Secret Sauce’ for Decisive Action in Dynamic Times” by Diana M. Bontá, President and CEO, The California Wellness Foundation
“Decisive Grantmaking in Dynamic Times: How to Build a Balanced Grantmaking Portfolio of Big Ideas to Improve Health in Our Communities” by Ned Calonge, President and CEO, The Colorado Trust
“Deciding Not to Wait for the Blueprint” by Kerry A. Diaz, President and Trustee, Quantum Foundation
“Bringing Lessons Home: Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation’s Together on Diabetes™ Initiative” by Patricia Mae Doykos, Director, Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation
“Embrace Differences, Learn Together” by Robert Hughes, President and CEO, and Kristy Klein Davis, Deputy Chief of Staff, Missouri Foundation for Health
“Housing Renovation: A Systems Change Approach to Ending and Preventing Homelessness in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania” by Russell Johnson, President and CEO, North Penn Community Health Foundation