Investing in Impact
We know some of the best ideas have yet to be tried. We support the development of fresh ideas and new ways to implement solutions or more disruptive systems change, including:
- Piloting and testing new ideas to gather evidence on their effectiveness
- Incubating and trying innovative strategies that while unproven, sow the seeds for change
Types of Strategic Grantmaking
All Trust grantmaking serves our guiding vision: thriving communities, thriving residents, equitable access to care, and equitable health outcomes.
These are funding opportunities tied to specific goals and strategies and are the majority of funding.
Responsive grants enable us to be flexible and may serve emerging needs or lead to more outcomes-focused grantmaking.
Our Grantmaking Strategies
We leverage a variety of strategies to advance our goals. We use these across all programs, initiatives, and bodies of work.
Conduct community-based evaluation, research, and planning that engages residents in the process to collect data, identify gaps, and determine best practices to address goals.
Build community, organizational, and individual capacity in areas with low incomes so that historically marginalized populations can participate in health improvement efforts.
Conduct broad-based communications, community education, and advocacy efforts that advance the goal.
Implement evidence-informed and evidence-based approaches to accomplish the goal.
Pilot innovative approaches that potentially advance the goal.
Identify and promote state-level strategies that support place-based goals.
Convene, facilitate, and coordinate stakeholders to collectively address the goal. This could include better coordination within and across systems and regularly convening community partners.
Cycle for Funding Opportunities
We post funding opportunities as they become available.