We help build equity-focused systems of health that create opportunities for all people to achieve well-being.
Everyone should have the opportunity to have a healthy life, regardless of ability, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender or income.
To ensure everyone has that opportunity, and to create healthier communities where we all can thrive, we focus on building equity-focused systems of health. We champion community-led solutions, working closely with our partners to make sure that people with low incomes in America’s cities have access to safe, affordable housing, fresh food, clean air, primary care and economic opportunities.
We aim to influence the practices and investments of mission-driven investors like health care institutions, health plans and universities, and advance policies and develop dynamic leaders with the ability to transform systems. We work across sectors to support partnerships between health organizations, human services agencies and other nonprofits that advance social and economic mobility and improve the health and well-being of people and communities.
Communities across the U.S. have the expertise and experience to design solutions that change systems, services and practices to achieve equitable outcomes. By tapping into their expertise, we can change how we think about what is possible and build a new system of health for all of us.
We Invest in These Focus Areas
Our strategy to build equity-focused systems of health includes three focus areas.
We partner with communities to drive locally determined solutions that influence systems, services and practices to improve well-being.
We aim to improve health equity by creating community investment ecosystems designed to close the racial wealth gap.
We support local health ecosystems that create opportunities for people and communities to achieve health equity.
We partner with people and communities to support efforts to build and advance equitable systems of health that give everyone the opportunity to thrive.
This initiative identifies innovative community-generated solutions to improve health outcomes and housing affordability and quality.
CCHE mobilizes equitable climate action from health care institutions, practitioners and community advocates that reflects the priorities of low-income communities in U.S. cities.
FreshLo brings together food, creative placemaking and community to drive equitable neighborhood revitalization.
ELPH equips local public health officers with knowledge and skills to transform the role of public health in their communities.
Funding for the Health Program
We use a full array of funding and investment tools to foster change, including project grants, operating support, planning grants and program-related investments. Program-related investments may take the form of direct loans, guarantees that provide credit support to borrowers, or linked deposits.
Grant opportunities are listed on the Current Funding Opportunities page. We often invite applications from individual organizations and use a request-for-proposals process to fund specific efforts.
As we evaluate proposals, we look for efforts that represent community priorities, build community leadership and power, facilitate cross-sector partnerships, promote population health, employ effective communications strategies and adopt an explicit equity lens.
How to Apply
Health Grants Made
Health Social Investments Made
Senior Program Officer
Associate, Grants Management
Health, Human Services
Program Team Assistant