2:45 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.

Funder/Foundation Panel: What Do Funders Look For?

Achieving health equity requires innovative solutions that address the social determinants of health, but also requires funding to deliver more mission to communities. Health funders are currently engaging in a broad range of efforts that target the social, economic, and environmental factors that impact health, enhance equity and foster innovation. 

This panel discussion will address what funders and foundations are specifically looking for from organizations and programs they are considering funding.

Key issues to be covered include:

  • What foundations are looking for when making funding decisions

  • Creating mutually advantageous financial arrangements for funding the delivery of social services to high-need, high-cost populations

  • Calculating the return on investment from integrating social services with medical care

  • The importance of data in demonstrating your impact

  •  How foundations can create a path towards long term sustainability



Melinda Dutton


Manatt Health



Brian Castrucci

President and Chief Executive Officer

de Beaumont Foundation

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Garth Graham


Aetna Foundation