Access to Health Care
Factors like poverty and discrimination create social and economic barriers to quality health care. Lack of access to health care can lead to disease progression, higher treatment costs and even premature death. In order to achieve health equity, we must remove barriers to care.
Health Equity, Arts & the Built Environment
Health Equity & the Built Environment
Our grantmaking aims to address discrimination in housing and mobility and economic opportunity, and extreme heat and humidity, which disproportionately and negatively impact low-wealth communities and communities of color.
Health Equity, Arts & Culture
We fund organizations working with artists to impact change in our communities. Our investments demonstrate the power of art and creative expression to promote health equity. We encourage grantees to integrate meaningful community engagement, provide opportunities for leadership development, and lift community voices to advocate for solutions to the persistent inequities in health and housing.
Our portfolio includes both debt and equity investments in CDFIs, as well as limited grantmaking. We are also exploring opportunities to make program-related investments that advance health equity.
We recognize that the impact of COVID-19 will likely be long lasting, have a disproportionate effect on vulnerable populations, and will require investments in policy and advocacy and community building and engagement over the years to come.
Grant Guidelines and Practices
We are sensitive to the demands placed on our partners and are open to suggestions about how we can best support shared learning and relationship building among people and organizations engaged in common causes. We want to support our partners in ways that are meaningful, responsive, and appropriate, without placing undue burdens on busy people.