The Consumer Health Foundation is a private health foundation that provides grants to local grassroots and community-based organizations in the metropolitan Washington, D.C area. Its mission is to advocate for health and racial equity through programs and investments that advance the health and well-being of low-income communities and communities of color. The Foundation envisions a region and nation in which everyone has an equal opportunity to live a healthy and dignified life. By “everyone,” we mean all people regardless of race, ethnicity, immigration status, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, age or income.
Founded in 1996, the DC Primary Care Association (DCPCA) is a non-profit health equity and advocacy organization dedicated to improving the health of DC’s vulnerable residents by ensuring access to high quality primary health care, regardless of ability to pay. As a leader in the health care community, DCPCA works to ensure that all residents of Washington, DC have the ability and opportunity to lead fuller, healthier lives. Its membership currently includes 15 community health centers and community-based organizations located in the District of Columbia and the Maryland suburbs, serving approximately 200,000 residents at nearly 60 health care delivery sites. DCPCA works alongside its partners to create a high quality, equitable, integrated health care system – through increased health care coverage, expanded access, improved quality, workforce development, and enhanced communication.
The Meyer Foundation pursues and invests in solutions that build an equitable Greater Washington community in which economically vulnerable people thrive. The Foundation recognizes that the barriers to getting jobs, finding and remaining in affordable housing, and becoming financially stable are even greater for low-income people of color. To combat the region’s growing economic divide, the Foundation is working with its partners to help its most economically vulnerable neighbors face complex, interrelated housing, employment, and education challenges. Beyond grant-making, the Foundation is invested in the success and effectiveness of the organizations that it supports and the communities that they serve.
Greater Baden Medical Services, Inc. is a Federally Qualified Health Center providing high quality, accessible primary and preventive health care in Prince George’s, Charles and St. Mary’s Counties. GBMS serves more than 16,000 patients annually providing a range of services including pediatric care, adult care, dental care, behavioral health, case management, prenatal & women’s health, substance abuse treatment, HIV/AIDS testing and treatment, veteran’s medical care, health education, outreach, and WIC services. Established in 1972, GBMS partners with local governments, social services departments, faith communities, businesses and non-profit leaders to address the needs of the community.
The Healthcare Initiative Foundation is a nonprofit, private foundation. The Foundation’s mission is to support organizations that offer solutions to improve the quality and delivery of healthcare for residents of Montgomery County, Maryland, particularly programs and services that protect the safety-net for vulnerable citizens. HIF envisions a Montgomery County whose residents are served by a high-quality, comprehensive, cost-effective and sustainable healthcare system. It believes that creativity generates solutions and that innovative solutions flourish and are sustained in strong nonprofit organizations.
Kaiser Permanente is one of nation’s leading health care providers and not-for-profit health plans and one of the largest providers in the region. Its mission is to provide high-quality, affordable health care services and to improve the health of the members and communities it serves. Kaiser Permanente of the Mid-Atlantic States invests in local communities through charitable health programs for vulnerable residents including the Community Health Access Program (CHAP) and Children’s Health Care Partnerships; safety-net health care programs such as its Leadership Institute, All Phase, and Transformation Accelerator Program; and grant programs that support non-profit organizations working to improve the health and well-being of people throughout the region. Kaiser’s vision is to be trusted a partner in total health, collaborating with people to help them thrive, and creating communities that are among the healthiest in the nation.
The Morris & Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation is the largest private independent local foundation focused exclusively on the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. The Foundation is committed to improving the quality of life for residents in this region by supporting programs in arts and humanities, community services, housing, education, health and the environment. The health portfolio focuses on domestic violence, health and behavioral health care, maternal and child health, public health and HIV/AIDS prevention and education.
The mission of the Northern Virginia Health Foundation is to improve the health of residents of Northern Virginia, with emphasis on supporting efforts to improve the health and health care of low-income, uninsured or underinsured persons, and on supporting the provision of health education, prevention of disease and wellness programs. The Northern Virginia Health Foundation makes strategic grants to non-profit organizations in Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun, and Prince William counties and the cities of Alexandria, Fairfax, Falls Church, Manassas, and Manassas Park that address the health care needs of residents and the Foundation’s priorities. The Foundation cultivates strategic alliances to build the capacity of the Northern Virginia community to be and stay healthy.
Northern Virginia Health Services Coalition is a group of organizations focused on improving the health and well-being of residents of Northern Virginia by increasing access to quality and affordable health care. With more than 25 participating agencies, NVHSC includes Federally Qualified Health Centers, county-funded clinics, free and charitable clinics, hospital-affiliated programs, a University-based service learning program, a pharmacy program and a social and support services program. Together, NVHSC members are working to improve the health outcomes of more than 70,000 low-income Northern Virginia residents.
Potomac Health Foundation is a private, non-profit foundation located in Woodbridge, Virginia. Established in December 2009, Potomac Health Foundation serves the communities in eastern Prince William County, Virginia, and adjacent communities in southeast Fairfax and north Stafford Counties. The Foundation makes grants to non-profit organizations to improve the health of the community by increasing access to primary health care for the medically underserved, reducing the incidence of preventable disease, and supporting innovation around emerging health needs.
The Primary Care Coalition is making health care happen. PCC’s vision is a community in which all residents have the opportunity to live healthy lives. They work with clinics, hospitals, health care providers, and other community partners to coordinate health care services for their most vulnerable neighbors. The PCC is deeply committed to providing a continuum of care for low-income, uninsured and underinsured, ethnically diverse residents of Montgomery County. The PCC administers a variety of programs designed to increase access to care and improve the quality of care in the Montgomery County.