The Hickey Family Foundation: Grants for Global Health

OVERVIEW: The Hickey Foundation supports global health organizations that address significant global health concerns related to pervasive diseases such as tuberculosis, malaria, and HIV/AIDS. The foundation also makes grants to support health care capacity building efforts.

IP TAKE: Hickey looks for global health projects that make a significant contribution to the health and wellbeing of local communities in its geographic areas of interest. This foundation funds both small and large organizations that work in the global health space. However, it also sometimes awards past grantees multiple-year funding, thus making it more challenging for new grantseekers to secure funding. 

PROFILE: Entrepreneur and businessman Frank Hickey was involved in philanthropy for decades before establishing the Hickey Family Foundation in 2004. In his early philanthropic years, Hickey served on the boards of several charitable organizations that serviced the health care needs of vulnerable populations both domestically and internationally. 

Dedicated to global health, the foundation aims to “finance the establishment of medical training centers or clinics where no or inadequate medicine exists.” To those ends, Hickey awards grants to organizations that address significant global health concerns related to diseases such as tuberculosis, malaria, and HIV/AIDS. The foundation also supports NGOs that train community health workers, including nurses, doctors and medical support staff.

The Hickey Family Foundation does not award many annual grants. One-third of its giving funds global health organizations. The foundation is not accepting unsolicited applications at this time.

PEOPLE: 

  • Nancy Baldwin, Executive Director

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