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Search Results: MCH Organizations

This list of organizations is drawn from the MCH Organizations Database. Contact information is the most recent known to the MCH Digital Library.

Displaying records 1 through 16 (16 total).

Carnegie Corporation of New York

Annotation: The Carnegie Corporation of New York, a philanthropic foundation created by Andrew Carnegie in 1911, promotes knowledge and understanding among Americans. The foundation currently has four program divisions: education; international peace and security; international development; and special projects: Civic Engagement for the 21st Century. The corporation also has a scholars program.

Keywords: Philanthropy, Grants

Comprehensive Health Education Foundation (CHEF)

Annotation: The Comprehensive Health Education Foundation (CHEF) promotes health and quality of life by providing leadership, support, and resources for health education in schools and communities. The foundation encourages the initiation, development, maintenance, and expansion of health education in schools and communities; provides leadership to improve the quality, scope, and availability of health education programs and materials; develops resources to enhance the provision of quality comprehensive health education; fosters professional development and recognizes leadership in the field of health education; supports and participates in associations and coalitions that bring together individuals and organizations committed to health education; and promotes community recognition and support for health education. CHEF sponsors training seminars and workshops, publishes a newsletter, and provides a list of online resources related to coordinated school health programs.

Keywords: Foundations, Philanthropy, School health

Council on Foundations (COF)

Annotation: The Council on Foundations (COF) is a nonprofit membership association of grantmaking foundations and corporations. The Council's mission is to promote responsible and effective philanthropy. The Council's goals are to develop and support public policy and create a public environment that promotes philanthropy; promote the growth of responsible and effective philanthropy; and develop communications, interactions and collaborations that serve the field, inform the public and support inclusiveness. COF provides referrals; publishes a newsletter, journal, and a catalog; and sponsors conferences, training seminars, and workshops.

Keywords: Philanthropy, Foundations

Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation

Annotation: The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation is a private operating and grantmaking organization which pursues a vision of self-sufficient people in healthy communities. The foundation researches the unfulfilled needs of society, and develops, implements, and/or funds breakthrough solutions that offer people a choice and hope for the future. The foundation has developed the Youth Development division focusing on three goals: getting children started right through early child development and parent and family support initiatives; building a web of support by focusing on school improvement, youth services, community-based and community service initiatives; and offering choice and hope for the future through school-to-work programs and civic engagement opportunities. The foundation's other focus area, the Kauffman Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership, also works to introduce young people to the opportunity of entrepreneurship and to the skills, attributes, and values of entrepreneurship as a step to self-sufficiency.

Keywords: Entrepreneurship, Leadership, Philanthropy

Foundation Center

Annotation: The Foundation Center is a national service organization providing information on grants, loans, and funding from foundation programs available to nonprofit organizations. The Center has offices in Atlanta, San Francisco, Washington, and Cleveland. Through collections at the five offices and a network of over 200 cooperating libraries throughout the United States, grantseekers have free access to core center publications, plus a wide range of books, periodicals, and research documents relating to foundations and philanthropy. Publications include many guides on available grants, such as Guide to Funding for Children, Youth, and Families and Guide to Funding and Health. The Center also makes information available electronically through FC Search: The Foundation Center's Database on CD-ROM, and custom searching and online services. The Center also hosts various seminars and events. A catalog is available upon request.

Keywords: Foundations, Grants, Nonprofit organizations, Philanthropy

French-American Foundation (FAF)

Annotation: Established in 1975, the French-American Foundation (FAF) works to strengthen U.S.-French relations. Areas of mutual interest include early childhood education and maternal and child health systems. The foundation sponsors study tours and conferences for members and staff of the U.S. Congress and the French Assembly and Senate, exchanges of French and American journalists, and a program for young French and American leaders in government, business, media, and the arts. The FAF publishes a newsletter, and materials are available in French.

Keywords: France, Information dissemination, Leadership training, Philanthropy

George Gund Foundation

Annotation: The George Gund Foundation was established in 1952 as a private, nonprofit institution with the sole purpose of contributing to human well-being and the progress of society. It funds projects in the arts, economic development, education, environment, human services, green building policy, retinal degenerative diseases, and philanthropic services infrastructure. It focuses on the greater Cleveland, Ohio, area.

Keywords: Grants, Ohio, Philanthropy, Social change

Grantmakers for Children, Youth and Families (GCYF)

Annotation: Grantmakers for Children, Youth and Families (GCYF) serves as a point of contact for grantmakers seeking collegial and collaborative relationships with other funders concerned with children, youth, and families. Focus areas include building constituencies in diverse communities, maternal and child health, immigrant youth and educational opportunities, poverty and working families, and grantmaking in times of crisis.

Keywords: Children, Families, Grants, Philanthropy, Youth

Grantmakers In Health (GIH)

Annotation: Grantmakers In Health (GIH) is an educational organization serving the professional needs of trustees, executives, and program staff of private foundation and corporate giving programs in health and related human services philanthropy. It provides educational services to over 800 private grantmaking organizations throughout the country whose funding interest and concerns include health and human services and alerts grantmakers of opportunities for strategic and effective funding, as well as the possibilities for collaborative programs with grantmaking colleagues. Services include providing technical assistance and consultation to grantmakers on both programmatic and operational issues, convening, publishing, education and training, brokering professional relationships, and conducting studies on health philanthropy. The organization publishes a newsletter and sponsors conferences and workshops.

Keywords: Grants, Philanthropy

Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF)

Annotation: The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation is a non-profit, private foundation focusing on U.S. health care issues, as well as the U.S. role in global health policy. Kaiser develops and runs its own research and communications programs, sometimes in partnership with other non-profit research organizations or media companies. The foundation produces policy analysis and research, serves as a clearinghouse for news and information for the health policy community, and develops and runs large-scale public health information campaigns. Information and products are disseminated via the Washington, D.C., Office / Public Affairs Center, comprising the Barbara Jordan Conference Center, the Third Floor Visitors' Center, and the Kaiser Broadcast Studio. The foundation also hosts a number of websites including,,,,, and

Keywords: Foundations, AIDS, Access to health care, Curricula, Data analysis, Grants, HIV, Health policy, Health promotion, Health services, Information sources, Low income groups, Minority groups, Philanthropy, Publications, Reproductive health, Research, Spanish language materials

Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI)

Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA)

Annotation: Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA) is a nonpartisan alliance of organizations with the common goal of improving children's health by preventing obesity. Partners and founders include the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the California Endowment, Kaiser Permanente, Nemours, the W. K. Kellogg Foundation, and the Alliance for a Healthier Generation (a partnership with the American Heart Association and the Clinton Foundation). The partnership links and mobilizes the private sector, foundations, thought leaders, media, and local communities to action to further the goals of curbing childhood obesity within a generation.

Keywords: Child health, Obesity, Philanthropy, Public private partnerships, Social change

Pew Charitable Trusts

Annotation: The Pew Charitable Trusts serves the public interest by providing information on key issues and trends; advancing policy solutions on the environment, health and human services, and state policy and education;and supporting civic life, including arts, heritage, health and well-being of the public, with particular emphasis on Philadelphia. The trust publishes a quarterly magazine and other publications, and provides an electronic alerting service.

Keywords: Foundations, Health promotion, Philanthropy

Philanthropic Initiative for Racial Equity (PRE)

Annotation: The Philanthropic Initiative for Racial Equity (PRE) is a four-year project of the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights Education Fund intended to increase the amount and effectiveness of resources aimed at combating institutional and structural racism in communities through capacity building, education, and convening of grantmakers and grantseekers. The initiative began in January 2003 with multiyear support from the C. S. Mott Foundation. PRE seeks to build both financial and programmatic resources to combat racism, offering consultation, assessment, training, collaboration, and online toolkits and reports covering philanthropy, diversity, and racial justice.

Keywords: Philanthropy, Assessment, Civil rights, Education, Electronic publications, Grants, Racial discrimination, Racism

Sister Fund

Annotation: The Sister Fund is committed to programming that fosters women's and girl's economic, social, political, and spiritual lives. The Sister Fund has a primary interest in national advocacy and media strategies to heighten public consciousness around issues affecting women and girls. The foundation retains a continuing commitment to grassroots organizations in New York City, and supports such programs that emphasize women's leadership for institutional change while advancing women's economic development, elimination of violence against women and girls, women's health and reproductive rights, and challenges to the oppression and discrimination against women of any race, creed, age, ability, or sexual orientation. Services to consumers include referrals and reference information. The Sister Fund also sponsors conferences and publishes a newsletter 3 times a year, Sister Says!

Keywords: Advocacy, Philanthropy, Women

Women and Philanthropy (W&P)

Annotation: Women and Philanthropy, formerly Women and Foundations, is a national association of grantmakers concerned with the economic, social, and physical well-being of women of all ages, races, and social classes. The association promotes the idea that no area of grantmaking is devoid of gender concerns and that all philanthropies have a responsibility to address the special needs of women and girls. The organization maintains a listserv and publishes directories, manuals, reports, a newsletter, and a journal. Other activities include regional conferences and an annual meeting.

Keywords: Grants, Philanthropy, Women's health


This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number U02MC31613, MCH Advanced Education Policy, $3.5 M. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.