ACS President and Co-Founder Lori McClung met with foundation leaders at the 2016 Grantmakers in Health Annual Conference on Health in Philanthropy last month in San Diego, California. Grantmakers In Health (GIH) is a nonprofit, educational organization dedicated to helping foundations and corporate giving programs improve the health of all people.
The theme of this year’s conference was Charting a New Course: Roadblocks, Breakthroughs, and Discoveries. Sessions focused on the challenging aspects of grant implementation and management, and the critical role of communication, relationship building, and problem solving. Sessions highlighted the role that foundation trustees can take, and explored topics such as how foundation boards can prioritize long-term investments when faced with pressing short-term needs.
ACS is honored to work with philanthropic organizations both as clients and partners in implementation, such as the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) and their Forward Promise Initiative. RWJF’S Forward Promise initiative seeks to vastly expand the potential for boys and young men of color to grow up healthy, obtain a good education, and find meaningful employment.