OVERVIEW: The Tara Health Foundation mainly seeks global health organizations improving the health of women and girls.
IP TAKE: Only around 10 percent of this funders grantmaking and investments support global health organizations.
PROFILE: After more than 20 years working in the field of women’s health care, Dr. Ruth Shaber created the Tara Health Foundation in 2014. After she founded the Women’s Health Research Institute at Kaiser Permanente, Dr. Shaber founded Tara Health to apply the principles of evidence-based medicine to philanthropy. The foundation is “dedicated to identifying and supporting innovative solutions that improve the health and well-being of women and girls.” The foundation invests in domestic reproductive health, global health, gender lens investing, and impact investing.
The Tara Foundation participates in both grantmaking and social impact investing. Investments dominate its funding model. Past grantees include the Cadence Health and Whole Women’s Health.
Grant amounts typically range from $5,000 to $150,000. To learn more about the types of groups the Tara Foundation supports through its grantmaking and impact investing, explore its portfolio. The foundation does not accept unsolicited grant applications or requests for funding.
- Ruth Shaber, President and Founder
- Elise Belusa, Strategy Officer
- Lisa Molinaro, Investment Officer