This report provides an update on health foundations created by health care conversions. It shares new information on how these foundations plan for the future, institute governance policies and interact with their communities. 

October 2, 2007

In This Report, You’ll Learn

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    How health foundations engage their local communities.

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    If these foundations are prepared for leadership changes.

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    Steps health foundations are taking to ensure ethical behavior.

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    Basic stats on the 185 foundations created by health care conversions.

Key Takeaway

Wanted: An in-depth look at how health care conversion foundations operate and engage the communities they serve

Grantmakers in Health (GIH) has identified 185 health care conversion foundations, which held combined assets of about $21.5 billion in 2006. For this report, GIH asked officials from these foundations to answer 67 questions about how they set priorities, how they are planning for the future and what they’re doing to promote ethical, accountable behavior. More than 100 foundations participated in the survey. 

Findings & Stats

Statements & Quotations