Grantmaking Approach

  • The Foundation views health through a social determinants of health framework, drawing upon the World Health Organization’s broad definition: “Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.”
  • The Foundation relies on local communities to identify health issues that should be addressed, rather than naming specific focus areas and calling for proposals to address those issues.
  • In general, the Foundation seeks to add value by complementing funding streams, rather than duplicating funding traditionally provided by public sources, and by encouraging collaborative projects that combine evidence-based interventions and prevention strategies to address a health issue.
  • Throughout all of its grantmaking, emphasis is placed on evaluation to facilitate sustainability of projects.

Learn more about The Health Foundation’s approach to grantmaking:

Results-Oriented Grantmaking and Grant-Implementation (ROGG)