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Innovation Initiative

Innovation Initiative (Up to $1 million)


Alliance Healthcare Foundation (AHF) seeks innovative solutions that significantly and positively impact health and wellness issues through systems change.

AHF developed the Innovation Initiative (i2) to support transformational thinking and action to improve systems related to health and wellness. AHF is interested in innovative solutions that address healthcare access issues, that reach our target populations (the poor, uninsured and underinsured, children and the homeless), and that use innovation effectively and in ways that reduce costs, increase capacity, or improve quality.

The 2017 i2 application cycle launched on Thursday, March 30 with the iEngageU Funding Innovation Forum. Applications will be accepted thru Thursday, May 4, then finalists will be selected in May/June. AHF will host our PitchFest in mid-July where the i2 awardee will be selected.

The Innovation Initiative is one of AHF’s three funding programs. In 2016, AHF awarded $1,718,604 through the Mission Support Grants, the Innovation Initiative, and Responsive Grants. Read The Year in Review to learn more.

iEngage | Funding Innovation Forum 2017

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Information and Applications for 2017

Check out the recording of the Innovation Initiative webinar for further details about the application process and to learn what is needed to put together an excellent submission.

Access the application here.

Online applications for the Innovation Initiative are preferred. Paper applications can be made available in the event of restricted Internet/computer access.

To learn more about AHF’s full scope of grants, visit the Grants page here.

Mission Support

changing the status quo and improving operations in terms of reduced costs and improved quality for clients served

Responsive Grants

helping advance time-sensitive requests by backing novel funding opportunities in our community

Program-Related Investments

supporting charitable activities that involve the potential return of capital within an established time frame.

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