Funding Priorities in Health

The Hearst Foundations are only able to fund approximately 20% of all grant requests, of which about 80% is directed to prior grantees and about 20% is targeted for new grantees.


In the recent past, 30% of total funding has been allocated to Health. Organizations with budgets over $10 million have received 80% of the funding in Health.


Types of Support:

  • Program, capital and, on a limited basis, endowment support


Preference will be given to:

  • Professional development
  • Programs improving access to high-quality healthcare for low-income populations
  • Programs developing and providing specialized care for the complex needs of elderly populations
  • Programs scaling innovative healthcare delivery systems to provide efficient, coordinated care
  • Research, particularly related to finding new cures and treatments for prevalent diseases, such as cancer

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