Kresge and the California HealthCare Foundation Partnering for Impact

Kresge turned heads when it established a "Community Health Partnerships" focus. Now it’s reaching even farther into the warm waters of health access, partnering up with the California HealthCare Foundation to invest in companies that serve community health centers.
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Pinch: Nathan Cummings Foundation’s Strategic Planning Bad News for Health Programs

Sit back, watch, wait, and hold your breath: strategic planning is like that. Among the big big funders it’s admittedly higher-stakes, but even from a small foundation like Nathan Cummings that gives moderately-sized grants, strategic planning can arouse interest, and nerves.
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A Very Big Number: Blue Shield of California Foundation Announces Fourth Quarter Giving to Support the ACA

The Blue Shield Foundation of California makes no secret of the fact that Affordable Care Act (ACA) implementation is a big interest of theirs. In just the third quarter of 2013, it issued $3.4 million in grants aimed at reinforcing the state’s health care system. And though that might seem like a bundle, let us tell you: it pales in comparison to the BFCF’s fourth-quarter giving.
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Know Your Kaisers: What to Know About the Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of the Mid-Atlantic States, Inc.

Kaiser Mid-Atlantic gives out several million in grants each year, and spends tens of millions on programs to get care and coverage to low-income and uninsured residents in the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States.

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