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.
This California-focused grantmaker was launched last September and has now completed its second round of local giving, with a focus on patient care, patient safety, and physician wellness.
The U.S. still has a major problem with access to health insurance and healthcare. But it has a far broader healthcare affordability problem. The Laura and John Arnold Foundation is on the case.
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.
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.
The growth of health legacy foundations has been one of the biggest stories in philanthropy in recent years. A case in point: the sudden appearance of a new $3.2 billion grantmaker in New York.
The Avangrid Foundation is helping a local food bank distribute fresh food year-round in an era when about 14 percent of Americans use food pantry or meal services.
Philadelphia’s First Hospital Foundation has a new name and a more targeted focus this year. Here, we look at what’s changed from the funder’s previous decades of giving.
As CVS Health continues to move forward with its anti-smoking push, the American Cancer Society has emerged as a key partner. We take a look at their latest joint effort.
As the deadliest public health crisis in recent memory rages on—new data shows that 72,000 people died from drug overdoses last year—most foundations are taking a pass. Here are two exceptions.
As Crown Family Philanthropies moves into its seventh decade of giving, it’s teamed up with the Chicago Foundation for Women and other local funders to step up the fight against domestic violence in its home city.
Tobacco’s biggest adversary has put up $20 million to start a global watchdog organization to push back against industry disinformation. Here’s how that fits into philanthropy’s broader fight against smoking.
Jackie Cooper was a successful businessman but was just as well known for his dedication to the issue of HIV/AIDS. Here’s how the fund that he and his wife established gives in Oklahoma.
The Tufts Health Plan Foundation continues to fund organizations that work to improve seniors’ quality of life—including a program in Boston that wants to make the whole city accessible and inclusive for older residents.
Two of the most recent efforts coming out of the Illinois Children’s Healthcare Foundation are supporting pediatric dentistry and children’s mental health.
The grantmaking of the Maine Health Access Foundation offers a good example of how regional health funders are grappling with the complex interplay between issues of poverty, power and health.
Like a lot of health funders, the Episcopal Health Foundation in Texas is taking a systemic, “upstream” approach. Part of that strategy is about strengthening health systems in a rural state with millions of uninsured people.
As more health funders focus on the underlying causes of poor health, some are zeroing in on the critical role of adverse childhood experiences. We look at a Texas foundation’s new initiative in this area.
Experts and top funders in rural America say there’s far more activity and sophistication in this corner of philanthropy than most people realize. But also some challenging issues, especially for newcomers to the field.
Even before the shooting in Parkland, Florida, funders were backing local approaches to curbing gun violence. Now, some—like Cal Wellness—are looking to fuel the new student activism on guns and other issues.
In an era of mega-givers and "big bets," making lots of very small grants may seem out of step with the times. But as we’ve reported, quite a few funders give out mini-grants for different reasons. Here’s an example.
A group of heavy hitters, now including the Gates Foundation, are backing a research effort to ensure that global health systems aren’t outflanked by antibiotic-resistant bacteria. The stakes could hardly be higher.
With arts donors increasingly drawn to programs that advance social goals, we dig into a new initiative exploring how visual art, film, and dance can address mental health issues facing New Yorkers.
It’s a public health scourge that’s ravaging marginalized groups while elected officials dither. That sounds awfully familiar, which is why HIV/AIDS funders have a lot to share when it comes to the opioid crisis.
Even as foundations step up their work on homelessness and affordable housing, some new heavy-hitters are coming to this issue, including health insurers. The rise of impact investing is also creating exciting new possibilities.
Despite a fast-aging population and growing strains on healthcare entitlements, only a limited number of funders are looking at ways our society can better manage how people die. Still, some money is flowing.
The Aileen Getty Foundation has joined two high-profile grantmakers making waves on the HIV/AIDS funding scene in the Southern states. Who’s winning grants from this new collaboration?
It troubling to think that pharma firms may reap PR benefits with philanthropy to address a problem they helped create. On the other hand, any and all new funding is badly needed to fund anti-opioid efforts.
When a profit-thirsty global corporation causes a devastating public health crisis, what should we think when it steps forward with a modest philanthropic pledge to address that crisis?
The play movement recently scored a big investment from a relatively new billion-dollar foundation. This isn't the only deep-pocketed funder that backing a drive to expand play opportunities for low-income kids.