The Foundation is suspending its 2016 grant cycle. We will not be accepting grant applications this year.
We are now engaged in a strategic planning process that will continue through 2016. This process will serve a variety of purposes. Primary among these is to maximize our grantmaking in the current health care environment. We are exploring opportunities to improve our processes and to measure our impact on the health of the community. During this process, the Foundation’s Board and staff will be concentrating our efforts on developing a sound strategy that allows everyone the opportunity to achieve optimal health and well-being.
We will be focusing most of our efforts on the planning process described above; therefore, the Foundation is suspending its 2016 grant cycle. We will not be accepting grant applications this year.
We will announce our new grantmaking strategy in early 2017.
The First Hospital Foundation is a private foundation providing support to nonprofit organizations whose programs address the health needs of the most vulnerable and underserved populations in Philadelphia, Bucks, Chester, Delaware and Montgomery counties. Since its inception in 1997, the foundation has distributed more than $19.5 million in grants to nonprofits serving those in need.
The foundation seeks to be responsive to the health care needs of the community. The foundation’s major purpose is to enhance and augment health care services to the vulnerable and underserved. The foundation’s secondary purpose is to support the preservation of the historic artifacts and memorials of Pennsylvania Hospital.