Dedicated to Strengthening

   America's Future Through Education

Medicine and Health *

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* Note: Please see "Update from the Chair of the Board of Trustees and the President" for important program changes.

Caring Attitudes in Healthcare
For over 60 years, the Foundations have given to hospitals, medical schools, healthcare, and hospice programs that have enhanced medical education, the patient experience, and the quality of healthcare in America.  For the first 30 years, the Foundations were focused on palliative care and making it ubiquitous to the American population. Over the last 15 years, our program focus has been to improve the human dimension of patient care through innovative approaches to “caring attitudes” of doctors, nurses and medical personnel across our healthcare system.

Effective November 2014, we have ended our recent philanthropic support for “caring attitudes” in healthcare programs and will broaden our focus to medicine, health and possibly medical research. During 2015 and 2016, the trustees will engage with thought leaders to explore future philanthropic priorities in medicine and health. No proposals will be accepted in 2015 and 2016 in medicine or health.

To answer general questions that may result from these programmatic changes, please visit the Frequently Asked Questions page on our website.