As America Rapidly Ages, Who's Helping to Find Better Ways to Care for Seniors?

As America Rapidly Ages, Who's Helping to Find Better Ways to Care for Seniors?

An aging America will need vastly more services devoted to elder care, and philanthropy will come under growing pressure to contribute. So far, though, most funders have been tuned out to aging issues. We look at what one of the few national funders in this space has been up to lately.

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Uphill Battle: How Some Foundations Are Tackling America’s Dental Health Crisis

Uphill Battle: How Some Foundations Are Tackling America’s Dental Health Crisis

At least 74 million Americans have no form of dental coverage, even as evidence mounts of the wide-ranging negative effects of poor oral health. What can philanthropy do in the face of such a vast problem?

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Overlooked, But Not Forgotten By This Funder: A Grantmaker Takes on Elder Abuse

Overlooked, But Not Forgotten By This Funder: A Grantmaker Takes on Elder Abuse

With so few funders focused on older Americans, it’s not surprising that there’s little support for work on a big problem like elder abuse. The John A. Hartford Foundation is trying to change by backing a pilot project that it describes as “a visionary approach.”

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A Community Foundation Takes Up the Fight Against Lead Poisoning

A Community Foundation Takes Up the Fight Against Lead Poisoning

With an aging housing stock, lead paint poisoning is a bigger deal in the city of Syracuse than many other places around the country. Here’s how one local funder is trying to address the problem.

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Grantmaking in Rural Idaho: Why It’s Important and Who’s Doing It

Grantmaking in Rural Idaho: Why It’s Important and Who’s Doing It

Even as Boise booms, much of Idaho is struggling with problems common to rural America: a lack of economic opportunity, aging residents, and disinvestment in community services, especially healthcare. What can philanthropy do?

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The Health Insurance Funder Using Data to Improve Community Health

The Health Insurance Funder Using Data to Improve Community Health

Data-mapping tools and projects are cropping up increasingly in philanthropy, as funders look for new insights about major problems. A case in point is the Anthem Foundation’s work on public health.

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Will These Big New Foundations Pay Attention to Rural America?

 Will These Big New Foundations Pay Attention to Rural America?

Health conversion foundations play a growing role in helping communities that are off the beaten path. Now, as three new such foundations get ready to give away $300 million annually, advocates for rural America hope that more support is set to flow.

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Prevention is the Best Medicine: Behind a Big Campus Gift for Public Health

Prevention is the Best Medicine: Behind a Big Campus Gift for Public Health

A $25 million gift earmarked for a public health school finds a Giving Pledge signee with a decades-long track record of Florida-based philanthropy turning his attention 3,000 miles west, to San Diego. What’s that about?

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Tuned In: What This Health Legacy Foundation is Doing for Local Nonprofits

Tuned In: What This Health Legacy Foundation is Doing for Local Nonprofits

Health legacy foundations are playing a growing role in local grantmaking—often in ways that are nimble and responsive to nonprofit needs. The Foundation for a Healthy St. Petersburg is a great example of that.

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Key Linkages: A Foundation Works Across Sectors to Help Vulnerable Populations

Key Linkages: A Foundation Works Across Sectors to Help Vulnerable Populations

Helping low-income people make gains in health and other areas often requires that service providers work together more effectively. We look at how a funder in Massachusetts is upping its efforts to make that happen.

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Why Is This Health Foundation Backing Entrepreneurs and Small Businesses?

Why Is This Health Foundation Backing Entrepreneurs and Small Businesses?

As health funders move upstream to address the underlying drivers of health disparities, they’re broadening their strategies. The latest example: A $2.75 million grant to boost rural and minority small business owners in Colorado.

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To Avert a Public Health Crisis, Three Funders Come Together

To Avert a Public Health Crisis, Three Funders Come Together

It’s not often that we see funders pooling money to create a not-for-profit generic drug company. In fact, we’ve never seen it before. Which is why the creation of Civica Rx deserves a close look.

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When Seconds Count: One Funder's Work to Improve Stroke Outcomes in Rural America

When Seconds Count: One Funder's Work to Improve Stroke Outcomes in Rural America

The Helmsley Charitable Trust continues to address key healthcare challenges faced by rural residents. We look at the latest big grant by this national funder working off the beaten trail on matters of life and death.

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A Focus on Equity: The New CEO of a Health Legacy Foundation Talks Strategy

A Focus on Equity: The New CEO of a Health Legacy Foundation Talks Strategy

While the Mary Black Foundation has a narrow geographic mandate in South Carolina, its evolution in recent years offers a window into several larger trends that are changing the foundation world—and the American South.

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