OVERVIEW: The Bohemian Foundation dedicates its funding to organizations addressing some of the most entrenched global challenges related to health, poverty and the environment.
IP TAKE: This funder often seeks organizations working at the intersection of health, poverty alleviation and the environment.
PROFILE: Established in 2001 by Pat Stryker, the Bohemian Foundation “[i]s a private family foundation that supports local, national and global efforts to build strong communities.” Stryker is the granddaughter of Homer Stryker, an orthopedic surgeon who founded the company now known as the Stryker Corporation. Grantmaking programs include Music, Global and Civic.
More specifically, the foundation supports various causes related to youth, economic stability, building vibrant communities, increasing opportunities through music, access to education, poverty alleviation, public health, and strengthening democracy. In the global health space, Bohemian supports organizations promoting access to health services and systems and supports “[o]rganizations and entrepreneurs around the world that are dedicated to making a significant impact and are on the path to a sustainable and scalable business model.”
Grant amounts often range from around $10,000 to $200,000. Past global health grantees include Lwala Community Alliance, which received funding for its healthcare delivery services; and Medic Mobile, which was awarded a grant for its frontline health care technologies and software. To learn more about the organizations Bohemian supports, explore its current grantees list.
The Bohemian Foundation does not accept unsolicited grant applications or requests for funding.
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