One of the most powerful ways Health Resources in Action takes on health challenges is through guiding philanthropic and governmental investments in health. With our grantmaking and management solutions, today’s philanthropic and social change leaders can spur catalytic changes in community and population health as well as biomedical research. Working with public and private funding sources, such as hospitals, family trusts, corporate foundations, and public health departments, we bring together those seeking to invest in change with those able to develop solutions. The Medical Foundation at HRiA brings over fifty years of experience, and national leadership in grantmaking, to clients interested in investing in health. Our grantmaking services include:
- Identifying the most effective set of funding strategies to meet the client’s mission
- Developing funding announcements, application guidelines, and communication strategies to reach targeted audiences
- Providing information, training and technical assistance for applicants and grantees to build capacity to effectively address the client’s goals
- Overseeing all aspects of the online application process and reporting
- Designing and managing funding-specific web pages for easy access to information and application guidance
- Creating and convening highly-respected, expert review committees to select the highest-quality application from all responses
- Disbursing and managing funds
- Reviewing awardees’ progress and fiscal reports
- Convening grantees to build grantee capacity and enhance the impact of awards
- Evaluating the quality and effectiveness of grantees as well as entire portfolios of funding
- Quality improvement to strengthen the impact of ongoing investments in population or community health
The Medical Foundation at HRiA works with private individuals, bank trusts and family foundations to design customized grant programs that accelerate medical discoveries. On behalf of our clients, The Medical Foundation manages a variety of biomedical programs supporting postdoctoral fellows, junior faculty, and individual research scientists. Each year, more than 100 internationally recognized scientists and physicians from across the United States and Europe serve on our scientific review committees and provide critical and unbiased evaluations of all applications and research progress reports. In 2015, our clients’ programs awarded over $23 million in new research support for 85 projects.
The Medical Foundation serves a particularly important role in recognizing and supporting scientists early in their careers. In 2015, eight of our clients’ programs supported 53 early-career scientists. Recent evaluations have demonstrated the effectiveness of these programs.