The Adult Vaccine Access Coalition (AVAC) was formed to raise awareness, improve access, and increase utilization of vaccines among adults. The goal of AVAC is to foster an inclusive partnership of organizations to inform and engage federal policymakers in working toward common legislative and regulatory solutions that will strengthen and enhance access to and utilization of adult immunization services across the health care system. AVAC builds upon this work through consistent and sustained education and advocacy in Washington, DC. adultvaccinesnow.org
Aeras is a nonprofit product development organization dedicated to the development of effective tuberculosis (TB) vaccines and biologics to prevent TB across all age groups in an affordable and sustainable manner. Aeras uses its broad capabilities and technologies in collaboration with numerous partners and stakeholders to support the development of vaccines and other biopharmaceuticals to address TB and other significant public health needs of underserved populations. aeras.org
The Afterschool Alliance is working to ensure that all children have access to affordable, quality afterschool programs. Afterschool programs are critical to children and families today, yet the need for programs is far from being met.
Agri Experience is a consulting firm specializing in advisory services for seed system development in sub-Saharan Africa. Agri Experience was launched in 2012 to provide a platform for seed industry professionals to leverage their expertise in delivery of service to Africa’s seed sector. agri-experience.com
AIDS-Free World is an international advocacy organization committed to speaking up for and with people affected by HIV and AIDS, and speaking out for the more urgent and effective global action needed to subdue the pandemic. AIDS-Free World focuses on issues and groups that have been pushed to the margins of societies, and failed by the global AIDS response. aidsfreeworld.org
Founded in 1954, the American College of Preventive Medicine (ACPM) is a professional, medical society of more than 2,700 members employed in research, academia, government, clinical settings, and other entities worldwide. ACPM provides a dynamic forum for the exchange of knowledge among preventive medicine specialists, and offers high-quality educational programs for continuing medical education (CME) and maintenance of certification (MOC), information and resources for ongoing professional development, and networking opportunities. acpm.org
Building healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke. Our mission drives everything we do.
The American Society for Bone and Mineral Research (ASBMR) is a professional, scientific and medical society established to bring together clinical and experimental scientists who are involved in the study of bone and mineral metabolism. asbmr.org
The American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, founded in 1903, is the largest international scientific organization of experts dedicated to reducing the worldwide burden of tropical infectious diseases and improving global health. It accomplishes this through generating and sharing scientific evidence, informing health policies and practices, fostering career development, recognizing excellence, and advocating for investment in tropical medicine/global health research. For more information, visit astmh.org
The Aspen Institute's College Excellence Program aims to advance higher education practices, policies, and leadership that significantly improve student outcomes. Through the Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence, the New College Leadership Project, and other initiatives, the College Excellence Program works to improve colleges' understanding and capacity to teach and graduate students, especially the growing population of low-income and minority students on American campuses.
The Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) is a nonprofit, scientific facility that conducts research on the most pressing challenges of forest and landscapes management around the world. With their global, multidisciplinary approach, they aim to improve human well-being, protect the environment and increase equity. To do so, they help policymakers, practitioners and communities make decisions based on solid science about how they use and manage their forests and landscapes. Capacity building, collaboration and partnerships are essential to finding and implementing innovative solutions to the challenges that the globe faces. They are proud to work with local and international partners. They are a member of the CGIAR Consortium and lead the CGIAR Research Program on Forests, Trees and Agroforestry. Their headquarters are in Bogor, Indonesia. They have offices in eight countries across Asia, Latin America and Africa, and they work in more than 30 countries. http://www.cifor.org/
CGIAR, established in 1971, is a strategic partnership, whose 64 members support 15 international centers, working in collaboration with many hundreds of government and civil society organizations as well as private businesses around the world. CGIAR members include 21 developing and 26 industrialized countries, four co-sponsors, as well as 13 other international organizations. Today, more than 8,000 CGIAR scientists and staff are active in over 100 countries throughout the world. The CGIAR generates cutting-edge science to foster sustainable agricultural growth that benefits the poor through stronger food security, better human nutrition and health, higher incomes and improved management of natural resources. The new crop varieties, knowledge and other products resulting from the CGIAR’s collaborative research, are made widely available to individuals and organizations working for sustainable agricultural development throughout the world. cgiar.org/index.html
The CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) is a 10-year research initiative launched by the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) and the Earth System Science Partnership (ESSP). CCAFS seeks to overcome the threats to agriculture and food security in a changing climate, exploring new ways of helping vulnerable rural communities adjust to global changes in climate. http://ccafs.cgiar.org/
The Climate and Land Use Alliance (CLUA) seeks to realize the potential of forested and agricultural landscapes to mitigate climate change, benefit people and protect the environment.
Cornell University's mission is to discover, preserve and disseminate knowledge; produce creative work; and promote a culture of broad inquiry throughout and beyond the Cornell community. Cornell also aims, through public service, to enhance the lives and livelihoods of our students, the people of New York, and others around the world.
The Corporation for Enterprise Development (CFED), a national nonprofit 501(c)3 organization, empowers low- and moderate-income households to build and preserve assets by advancing policies and programs that help them achieve the American Dream, including buying a home, pursuing higher education, starting a business and saving for the future. As a leading source for data about household financial security and policy solutions, CFED understands what families need to succeed. They promote programs on the ground and invest in social enterprises that create pathways to financial security and opportunity for millions of people. cfed.org
Home of the Blue Devils, Duke University has about 13,000 undergraduate and graduate students and a world-class faculty helping to expand the frontiers of knowledge. The university has a strong commitment to applying knowledge in service to society, both near its North Carolina campus and around the world.
It was November 1914 when the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco first opened its rented office in the back of the old Merchants National Bank. The Federal Reserve Act of 1913 called for the establishment of 12 Federal Reserve Banks throughout the nation in order to create a more stable and secure financial system. But how did San Francisco become the headquarters of the massive Twelfth Federal Reserve District? The Gold Rush, the 1906 Earthquake, San Francisco’s natural assets and financial panics that make the Great Recession of the 21st century look like a blip—all of these contributed to San Francisco’s evolution as the top candidate to serve as district headquarters.
We believe all people should have the opportunity to reach their full potential, contribute to society and have voice in the decisions that affect them. We work mainly by making grants or loans that build knowledge and strengthen organizations and networks. Since our financial resources are modest compared with societal needs, we focus on key problem areas and program strategies.
The GE Foundation is the philanthropic organization of GE. It works to solve some of the world's most difficult problems, focusing its efforts in the areas of health, education, the environment and disaster relief. The GE Foundation also supports employees and retirees engaging in their communities through its Matching Gifts program and United Way campaigns.
The TB Alliance is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the discovery and development of faster-acting and affordable drugs to fight tuberculosis. Through innovative science and with partners around the world, we aim to ensure equitable access to faster, better tuberculosis cures that will advance global health and prosperity.
Global Greengrants makes small grants to community projects that make our world safer, healthier, and more just. As the leading environmental fund that supports grassroots action on a global scale, Global Greengrants, a 501(c)3 public charity, has directed more than $45 million in grants to grassroots initiatives in 163 countries. greengrants.org
The Global Health Innovative Technology Fund (GHIT Fund) is a nonprofit organization aimed at promoting the discovery and development of new health technologies, including drugs, vaccines and diagnostics, for infectious diseases prevalent in developing countries. The first partnership of its kind in Japan, the GHIT Fund is public-private partnerships (PPP) established by the Government of Japan, a consortium of Japanese pharmaceutical companies, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
The Health Care Cost Institute (HCCI) is a new nonprofit research institute and a unique and unprecedented health research partnership. Its mission is to promote independent research and analysis on the causes of rising US health spending, to provide policymakers, consumers and researchers with better, more transparent information on what is driving health care costs, and to help ensure that, over time, the nation is able to get greater value from its health spending. healthcostinstitute.org
ICER is a trusted nonprofit organization that evaluates evidence on the value of medical tests, treatments and delivery system innovations and moves that evidence into action to improve the health care system. Through all its work, ICER seeks to play a pivotal role in creating a future in which collaborative efforts to move evidence into action provide a foundation for a more effective, efficient, and just health care system. icer-review.org
Interfaith Works is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit agency and a non-sectarian interfaith coalition of more than 165 affiliated congregations of diverse faiths, working together to meet the needs of the poor and homeless in Montgomery County, Maryland. Their programs shelter, clothe, and feed neighbors in need and provide supportive services with the goal of helping them achieve self-sufficiency. iworksmc.org
The International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) is an international agricultural research organization focused on eco-efficient agriculture that is, farming systems that better harness the available resources to be more competitive and to sustainably increase productivity, while leaving a smaller environmental footprint. CIAT significantly contributes to major global initiatives that seek to reduce rural poverty, strengthen food security, improve human health and nutrition, and sustainably manage natural resources throughout the developing world.
The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) works at the crossroads of livestock and poverty, bringing high-quality science and capacity-building to bear on poverty reduction and sustainable development. ILRI works in Africa, Asia and Latin America, with offices in East and West Africa, South and Southeast Asia, China and Central America. ILRI is a nonprofit-making and non-governmental organization with headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya, and a second principal campus in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. We employ over 700 staff from about 40 countries. About 80 staff are recruited through international competitions and represent some 30 disciplines. Around 600 staff are nationally recruited, largely from Kenya and Ethiopia. ilri.org/
The Johns Hopkins Medicine Brain Science Institute’s mission is to solve fundamental questions about brain development and function and to use these insights to understand the mechanisms of brain disease. The BSi achieves this work by bringing together brain scientists and others from across Johns Hopkins University’s schools and campuses. brainscienceinstitute.org
Since its founding in 1916, the Johns Hopkins University's Bloomberg School of Public Health has advanced research, education and practice to create solutions to public health problems around the world. Faculty, staff and students have helped eradicate smallpox, made water safe to drink, improved child survival, reduced the spread of HIV and uncovered the dangers of tobacco smoke. Researchers and scientists are now discovering ways to eliminate malaria, increase healthy behavior, reduce the toll of chronic disease, improve the health of mothers and infants, and change the biology of aging. Every day, the Bloomberg School works to keep millions around the world safe from illness and injury by pioneering new research, deploying knowledge in the field and educating tomorrow’s public health leaders.
The Josiah Macy, Jr. Foundation is a privately endowed philanthropy located in the borough of Manhattan, New York City. The Foundation supports programs designed to improve the education of health professionals in the interest of the health of the public. josiahmacyfoundation.org
The Kenya Markets Trust works in partnership with the private sector and government to transform how markets work so they become more inclusive, more competitive and more productive. Their focus is on markets, recognizing that they are the main mechanism through which wealth is created and growth occurs. KMT’s long term goal is to deliver large scale, sustainable change in selected markets which benefits all players in the market, including poor producers and consumers. kenyamarkets.org
Low Income Investment Fund (LIIF) is dedicated to creating pathways of opportunity for low income people and communities. Serving the poorest of the poor, LIIF is a steward for capital invested in community-building initiatives. In so doing, LIIF provides a bridge between private capital markets and low income neighborhoods.
Magnet schools are free public elementary and secondary schools of choice that are operated by school districts or a consortium of districts. Magnet schools have a focused theme and aligned curricula in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM), Fine and Performing Arts, International Baccalaureate, International Studies, MicroSociety, Career and Technical Education (CTE), World Languages (immersion and non-immersion) and many others. Magnet schools are typically more “hands on—minds on” and use an approach to learning that is inquiry or performance/project based. They use state, district, or Common Core standards in all subject areas, however, they are taught within the overall theme of the school. magnet.edu
The Pool’s mission is to bring down the prices of HIV medicines and facilitate development of better-adapted HIV medicines, such as simplified “fixed-dose combinations” and special formulations for children, by creating a pool of relevant patents for licensing to generic manufacturers and product development partnerships. Our goal is to increase access to quality, safe, effective, appropriate and affordable treatment for HIV in low- and middle-income countries.
Mental Health Association of Montgomery County (MHA) promotes mental wellness and supports those with mental illness by sponsoring and implementing advocacy, education and community service programs. mhamc.org/
The National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID) is a nonprofit, tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization founded in 1973 dedicated to educating the public and healthcare professionals about the causes, prevention, and treatment of infectious diseases across the lifespan. nfid.org
An independent organization since 1847, New York Academy of Medicine (NYAM) addresses the health challenges facing the world’s urban populations through interdisciplinary approaches to policy leadership, innovative research, evaluation, education and community engagement.
The Northern Virginia Health Foundation makes strategic grants to nonprofit organizations that address the health care needs of residents of Northern Virginia, with particular emphasis on those who live in Alexandria City, Arlington County, Fairfax City and Fairfax County. The foundation will focus its grantmaking on those organizations that address the foundation's priorities and promote its values.
The Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues advises the president on bioethical issues that may emerge from advances in biomedicine and related areas of science and technology. The commission works with the goal of identifying and promoting policies and practices that ensure scientific research, health care delivery and technological innovation are conducted in an ethically responsible manner.
Results Leadership Group (RLG) consultants, educators, coaches and facilitators develop the capacity of government and nonprofit organizations to produce measurable results for clients and communities. RLG provides support to individual organizations, partnerships and collaborations. The support RLG provides typically is multidimensional—complementary strategies delivered over time to achieve sustained impact. RLG also offers individuals executive coaching and educational programs in subjects such as Results-Based Accountability™, facilitation, leadership, emotional intelligence, negotiation, coaching and storytelling.
The Rights and Resources Initiative (RRI) is a global coalition of international, regional and community organizations engaged in conservation, research and development. Together, we are working to encourage greater global commitment and action on pro-poor tenure, policy and market reforms. The RRI coalition is formed by a group of core partners who conduct work in specific areas of their regional and thematic expertise. Partners also engage with a wide group of collaborators who participate in and support RRI activities around the world. RRI is a strategic coalition that goes beyond the traditional set of international development actors to involve a wide spectrum of organizations, each of which provides a critical perspective in the larger chain of actors necessary to advance change. rightsandresources.org
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation seeks to improve the health and health care of all Americans. Our efforts focus on improving both the health of everyone in America and their health care—how it's delivered, how it's paid for, and how well it does for patients and their families. Our goal is clear: to help Americans lead healthier lives and get the care they need. rwjf.org/
Supporters of Agricultural Research (SoAR) is a new non-partisan science-based coalition seeking sound research policies that focus more of our best minds on feeding America and the world.
The Commonwealth Fund is a private foundation that aims to promote a high-performing health care system that achieves better access, improved quality and greater efficiency, particularly for society's most vulnerable, including low-income people, the uninsured, minority Americans, young children and elderly adults. The fund carries out this mandate by supporting independent research on health care issues and making grants to improve health care practice and policy. An international program in health policy is designed to stimulate innovative policies and practices in the United States and other industrialized countries. commonwealthfund.org/
The Foundation for Vaccine Research aims to advance and accelerate vaccine research and development against infectious diseases. Its mission is to raise global awareness of the need for increased, long-term, flexible funding for vaccine research against HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria, and other infectious diseases, including neglected tropical diseases, as well as universal vaccines for influenza and a vaccine to avert pandemic influenza. The Foundation’s activities focus on persuading opinion leaders, policymakers inside and outside government, and other decision makers of the benefits and safety of vaccines and the merits of increased investment in vaccine research. The Foundation seeks to mobilize resources internationally and on a large scale to finance vaccine research globally, with a special focus on securing new assets and the development of innovative financing mechanisms. vaccinefoundation.org
The Mayday Fund is dedicated to alleviating the incidence, degree and consequence of human physical pain. The Mayday Fund was established in 1992 to further Shirley Steinman Katzenbach’s commitment to social and medical causes. The trustees decided to adopt Mrs. Katzenbach’s special interest in the treatment of pain as the fund’s mission. The name Mayday commemorates the date of her birth and is the international word signaling a cry for help, taken from the French "m'aidez" or "help me." Mayday chose its original agenda with the understanding that creating meaningful change with modest funding is a formidable challenge. Acting on advice that "it's better to be a rifle than a shotgun," the trustees set their sights on the alleviation of human physical pain. They were aware that excellent research had already led to a wealth of information about the treatment of pain, but that existing knowledge was not effectively used. As a first step, they decided to concentrate on closing this gap. maydayfund.org/
The Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement is the premier award for environmental science, environmental health and energy conferring great benefit upon mankind. Through their work, Tyler laureates have focused worldwide attention on environmental problems by their discoveries and the solutions that resulted. Tyler laureates receive a $200,000 annual prize and are presented a gold medallion at ceremonies in Los Angeles. The awardees are selected and awarded annually by the executive committee. The Tyler Prize was established by the late John and Alice Tyler in 1973 and is administered by the University of Southern California. usc.edu/tylerprize
The scientists and engineers of Union of Concerned Scientists develop and implement innovative, practical solutions to some of our planet’s most pressing problems—from combating global warming and developing sustainable ways to feed, power, and transport ourselves, to fighting misinformation and reducing the threat of nuclear war. ucsusa.org
UCSF Department of Community Health Systems is committed to improving health and health care for those served by community-based health care systems through educating culturally competent nurses, conducting research, and providing services in the community which address the health issues of those underserved by the traditional institution-based health care system. Website
The Institute for Health Research and Policy (IHRP) at the University of Illinois at Chicago stimulates and supports a broad range of high-quality research to improve health practices and policies in metropolitan Chicago, throughout the state of Illinois, and beyond. ihrp.uic.edu
The primary purpose of the University of Wisconsin–Madison is to provide a learning environment in which faculty, staff and students can discover, examine critically, preserve and transmit the knowledge, wisdom and values that will help ensure the survival of this and future generations and improve the quality of life for all. The university seeks to help students to develop an understanding and appreciation for the complex cultural and physical worlds in which they live and to realize their highest potential of intellectual, physical and human development.
USFD is a research project tracking more than 200 low- and moderate-income households over the course of a year, and collecting highly detailed data on household financial activity. The project is a joint initiative of New York University’s Financial Access Initiative (NYU-FAI), the Center for Financial Services Innovation (CFSI) and Bankable Frontier Associates (BFA).
The WK Kellogg Foundation was established in 1930 by breakfast cereal pioneer WK Kellogg, who defined its purpose as “…administering funds for the promotion of the welfare, comfort, health, education, feeding, clothing, sheltering and safeguarding of children and youth, directly or indirectly, without regard to sex, race, creed or nationality.…” To guide current and future trustees and staff, he said, “Use the money as you please so long as it promotes the health, happiness and well-being of children.” The foundation receives its income primarily from the WK Kellogg Foundation Trust, which was set up by Mr. Kellogg. In addition to its diversified portfolio, the trust continues to own substantial equity in the Kellogg Company. While the company and the foundation have enjoyed a long-standing relationship, the foundation is governed by its own independent board of trustees. The foundation receives its income primarily from the trust’s investments. Over the years, the Kellogg Foundation’s programming has continued to evolve, striving to remain innovative and responsive to the ever-changing needs of society. Today, the organization ranks among the world’s largest private foundations, awarding grants in the United States, Latin America and the Caribbean, and southern Africa (In 2009, we closed our office in Pretoria, South Africa and are no longer accepting unsolicited proposals there). wkkf.org/
The World Bank is a vital source of financial and technical assistance to developing countries around the world. They are not a bank in the ordinary sense but a unique partnership to reduce poverty and support development. The World Bank Group comprises five institutions managed by their member countries. Established in 1944, the World Bank Group is headquartered in Washington, D.C. and has more than 10,000 employees in more than 120 offices worldwide. worldbank.org
WHO is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system. It is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options, providing technical support to countries and monitoring and assessing health trends. who.int