We embrace the value of bringing people together to cultivate trust in our community among providers, the community, and ultimately trust in the Foundation. We believe this trust is a key factor in the Foundation’s effectiveness to improve outcomes. Drawing on the collective expertise and experience of diverse stakeholders and consumers will greatly help to strengthen the health systems and programs that focus on our underserved residents. We believe that five organizations working toward one goal independently cannot achieve as much as five organizations coordinated and collaborating when working toward one goal.

Collaboration allows grantmakers to leverage the contributions of multiple players to make more progress toward shared goals. For grantmakers, working collaboratively means deepening relationships with partners and putting a common vision ahead of individual organizations or agendas.

We are focused on creating an environment of healthy people living in healthy places through shared funding and leadership.