In 2013, the Foundation will not be soliciting new requests.
Since 1997, the Consumer Health Foundation has provided approximately $22 million in grants to more than 160 community-based groups in the District of Columbia, suburban Maryland, and Northern Virginia to improve health and access to health care for low-income residents.
CHF currently focuses its grantmaking in these two areas:
In 2009, CHF launched the Advocacy for Health Care Access and Health Justice Initiative, which funded organizations that use advocacy strategies to create positive social change in these two areas. Because the Foundation recognizes that advocacy and policy change takes time, most of these groups will be applying for a fourth year of renewed funding. Therefore, we are not soliciting new requests in 2013.
In addition to supporting advocacy, CHF’s strategy includes making grants in the following areas: health care systems, community clinics and health centers, innovations/special projects, organizational development and knowledge capital.