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Rockefeller Foundation Gives Award to Elton John; California HealthCare Foundation Project on Twitter and the ACA


November 7th, 2013

I am blogging about two unrelated topics today that caught my eye. The Rockefeller Foundation conferred its Lifetime Achievement Award on Sir Elton John on October 30. The foundation presented the well-known singer with this award “for his contribution to the fight against HIV/AIDS and the stigma associated with the disease,” according to a foundation press […]

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ACA, HIV/AIDS, Oral Health, Patient Activation, & More: Foundation Blogs Round-Up


December 12th, 2012

It has been a long time since I have done a round-up of posts on other philanthropy blogs that have caught my eye, so today is the day! Other topics covered below include social determinants of health (specifically, housing), “tasksharing” in global health, and charities’ use of data. I love having the opportunity to peruse the […]

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Still Committed After All These Years: Research and Evaluation at the RWJF


September 26th, 2012

GrantWatch Blog invited the author, vice president of research and evaluation at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, to report on a webinar that the funder held this month.  The fortieth anniversary of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), a national funder, is a time for reflection on how we at the foundation have done, what […]

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Foundations Helping People Affected by HIV/AIDS in the United States and Abroad


August 9th, 2012

In July, just before the International AIDS Conference here in the Washington, D.C., area, the Merck Company Foundation announced its new HIV Care Collaborative for Underserved Populations in the United States. Read on to find out what this corporate foundation is supporting. The post also contains some information about a few other foundations funding in […]

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New Article: HIV/AIDS in African Children: Philanthropy and Baylor Response


July 10th, 2012

A new GrantWatch article, “HIV/AIDS in African Children: The Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation and Baylor Response,” was released this week as part of the July 2012 issue of  Health Affairs. The issue has the theme “Assessing the [U.S.] President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief [PEPFAR].” The U.S. Department of State, the U.S. Department of Health and […]

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Americans’ Thoughts on the Role of the United States in Global Health: Foundation Survey


May 24th, 2012

This week, the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation released results of a survey that aimed to find out what Americans think about the country’s role in global health. The February 2012 telephone poll asked a variety of questions, including whether US spending on global health is at an appropriate level. Other questions went beyond health […]

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Ever Thought About Working in Health Philanthropy? Check out These Openings.


March 16th, 2012

Here are some openings that I found today on various foundations’ web sites and by word of mouth. Positions range from foundation presidents to a program assistant! Three Foundations Are Seeking New Presidents The Commonwealth Fund, as many of you know, is seeking a new president, because its long-time and well-known president, Karen Davis, is stepping down […]

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Holiday Potpourri: Foundation Blog Posts on Health Reform, Use of HIT by Safety-Net Providers, and More


December 28th, 2011

In combing through a number of foundation blogs that I follow (as time permits), I found these recent posts, which you may find relevant to your work. The topics covered by these writings range from oral health to the Gates Foundation’s interactions with grantees and on topics from mental health to HIV/AIDS prevention. Bloggers include […]

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U.S.-Based Philanthropies: Their Support and Coverage of HIV/AIDS in the United States and Abroad


December 1st, 2011

On World AIDS Day, GrantWatch Blog looks at what foundations have been saying and doing about HIV/AIDS in the past month or so. In 2011, HIV/AIDS watchers marked thirty years since the first case was reported in the United States, believe it or not! Of course, this post describes just a sampling of recent activity […]

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The Three Most-Read GrantWatch Blog Posts during July 2011


August 8th, 2011

In reverse order, number three in the rankings was on Medicaid, and number two was on health reform (certainly not surprising). Number one (the most-read post during the month) was a round-up of posts from other foundation-related blogs. In case you missed the Health Affairs GrantWatch Tweet and/or e-alert when they were sent out, the […]

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Foundation Blogs Round-up: Safety Net, Global Health, Health Reform, Children, & More


July 6th, 2011

GrantWatch Blog has been on its Fourth of July break. Below, in this post-holiday edition I’ve gathered links to several blog posts that you may want to add to your reading list. Global Health Malaria: “Saving Lives: When the Impossible Becomes Possible,” Alexandra Farnum on the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation’s Foundation Blog, June 24. In this […]

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Foundation Blogs Round-up: Health Reform, Global Health, HIV/AIDS, End-of-Life Care, & more


June 23rd, 2011

I have put together a listing here of some foundation-related blog posts that you may want to check out. Now that summer has arrived, perhaps things are slowing down in your workplace, and you now have time for some professional reading! Links to a wide variety of posts follow. Incidentally, if you work for a […]

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HIV/AIDS—How Much Money Did U.S.-Based Philanthropies Disburse in 2009?


December 2nd, 2010

In commemoration of World AIDS Day, which was earlier this week, I list here some items on HIV/AIDS that have come across my desk. You may want to check them out. New Report: U.S. Philanthropic Support to Address HIV/AIDS in 2009, Funders Concerned About AIDS (FCAA), released Nov.16. The Ford Foundation and UNAIDS provided funding […]

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Recent Foundation Funding in Global Health: Helping Haitians after the Earthquake; HIV/AIDS


August 27th, 2010

It has been more than seven months since the terrible earthquake that hit Haiti on January 12, 2010. GrantWatch Blog mentions here two foundation-related efforts to help people from this poverty-stricken Caribbean nation. We also bring you news of some philanthropic activity related to the ongoing global HIV/AIDS pandemic. Haiti New report released: “Building a More Resilient Haitian State,” […]

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On the Philanthropy Blogs Roundup: Health Reform, Dengue, Polling, and More


August 20th, 2010

I have been scanning the blogs listed on our GrantWatch Blogroll to the right and wanted to point out some posts that are worth looking at. Check out Matt Sundeen’s informative August 5, 2010, post “To Be Seen Whether Other States Follow Missouri’s Vote against Health Reform,” on the Colorado Trust’s Community Connections Blog. Sundeen, who […]

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Lessons Learned from the Pfizer Foundation’s ConnectHIV Initiative


July 29th, 2010

$7.5 million to Battle HIV/AIDS in the United States Earlier this month, President Barack Obama set out a new domestic AIDS policy, which asked cities, states, federal agencies, and the private sector to find ways to cut new infections by 25 percent; get more patients treated quickly and consistently; and reduce the disproportionate impact of […]

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What Have Foundations Been Doing to Prevent and Treat HIV/AIDS?


July 21st, 2010

Earlier in July 2010, the White House released a new strategy for combating HIV/AIDS in the United States. Then, this week, the XVIII International AIDS Conference kicked off in Vienna, Austria. As we know, the disease affects people around the world. I decided to pull together some information in today’s post on what philanthropy has […]

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Round-Up: Philanthropy Efforts in Global Health


June 10th, 2010

Some interesting items have come across my desk in recent months that you may want to check out. Reports: “Innovation in Action: Policies to Accelerate Development and Delivery of Global Health Tools,” Global Health Technologies Council, April 2010. The council is funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. This short policy report “examines the […]

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GrantWatch Blog’s Periodic Round-up of Foundation News


April 20th, 2010

The following items on a spectrum of topics have come across my desk recently, and you may want to check them out. I have listed them, along with the links, under the relevant subject headings. Health Care for the Elderly The MacArthur Research Network on an Aging Society “is an interdisciplinary group of scholars who […]

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