National Foundations

The foundations listed below devote all or some of their grant-making to activities or research related to health policy. Note that all rankings reported below are based on asset size, according to Foundation Center data as of March 2001. Rankings include all foundations, not just those giving to health policy.


  • Baptist Community Ministries
  • Battle Creek Community foundation (Battle Creek, MI)
    “Committed to promoting philanthropy, and to providing stewardship and leadership that promotes the coordinated use of community resources to meet the needs of our citizens, by awarding funds to local organizations and projects, and participating in community projects and activities that have broad implications for our community.”
  • The Bingham Program
  • Blandin Foundation (New York, NY)
    “The mission of Blandin Foundation is to strengthen rural Minnesota communities in part by furnishing leadership and training programs that provide skill building experiences to give local leaders the tools they need to address local concerns and thus strengthen their community themselves.”
  • Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation
  • Burroughs Wellcome Fund (#58 in the nation, Research Triangle Park, NC)








  • The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation (#80 in the nation, Menlo Park, California)
    “The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation is an independent health care philanthropy and is not associated with Kaiser Permanente or Kaiser Industries. The Foundation’s work is focused on four main areas: health policy, reproductive health, HIV policy, and health and development in South Africa.”
  • Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation (#22 in the nation, Kansas City, MO)
  • W.K. Kellogg Foundation (#8 in the nation, Battle Creek, MI)
    “Helping people help themselves through the practical application of knowledge and resources to improve their quality of life and that of future generations.”
  • The Esther A. & Joseph Klingenstein Fund, Inc.





  • The David and Lucille Packard Foundation,(#2 in the nation, Los Altos, CA) “Supporting organizations that constitute a great American tradition that complements government efforts to focus on society’s needs.”
  • Pew Charitable Trusts (#7 in the nation, Philadelphia, PA). “Helping to re-ignite Americans’ civic energy, so that we can rediscover the power of our public voice, by preserving our national heritage.”





One Response to National Foundations

  1. Susan Fitzpatrick says:

    Pls let me knowof any health foundations in Columbia, MD or DC/Baltimore areas that would make use of my 14 years of experience in public health at local health departments as Director of Health Promotion/Health Planner, 2 years experience at major health plan as Project Manager and education- MA in Health Education and law degree.
    Thank you.

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