Grantmakers In Health (GIH)
Grantmakers In Health (GIH) supports health funders of all sizes and interests learn, connect, and grow.
For more than 35 years, Grantmakers In Health has supported health funders of all sizes and interests through education, networking, and leadership.
GIH works with hundreds of philanthropic organizations across the country.
Grantmakers In Health (GIH) is a nonprofit, educational organization dedicated to helping foundations and corporate giving programs improve the health of all people. Its mission is to foster communication and collaboration among grantmakers and others, and to help strengthen the grantmaking community's knowledge, skills, and effectiveness.
Better health through better philanthropy.
Statement of Ethics and Values
They are committed to evidence-informed practice and work to promote discussion, questioning, and lively debate within the field. They strive to be a learning organization, focused on excellence and equity, and to build learning communities within health philanthropy. They believe strongly in collaboration and, when they work with others, do so with respect and candor. Their ethics and values inform their work and guide how they conduct themselves. They promote these values through their programming and in their involvement with Funding Partners, and they are reflected in their internal policies and procedures.
Integrity, Transparency, and Fiscal Responsibility
They are committed to acting honestly and transparently, in accordance with internal policies and external laws and regulations; to using their resources wisely and providing accurate public disclosure of their finances; and to taking responsibility for their actions and avoiding potential conflicts of interest.
They aim to be the best in their work, ideas, and services.
They are committed to treating the people and organizations with whom they work with fairness, dignity, and respect, and recognizing and appreciating the achievements and contributions of all. They believe in listening to, and learning from, communities.
Responsiveness and Innovation
They commit to being responsive and accessible to the grantmakers and others they serve, and strive to be visionary, proactive, innovative, and creative in all they do.
They support systemic change and accordingly value collaboration with other sectors that affect health.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
They are committed to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion in their programming, personnel and employment practices, and governance. Diversity is a fundamental element of social justice and integral to their mission. Diverse voices and viewpoints deepen their understanding of differences in health outcomes and health care delivery, and strengthen their ability to fashion just solutions. GIH uses the term ‘diversity’ broadly, to encompass differences in the attributes of both individuals (such as ability, age, faith, gender identity and expression, geographic location, immigration status, income, language, life experience, marital status, medical condition, national origin, political ideology, professional skills, race/ethnicity, or sexual orientation) and organizations (foundations and giving programs of differing sizes, missions, geographic locations, and approaches to grantmaking).See more