Organizations interested in applying for a grant are encouraged to review our website for examples of initiatives and programs we support. Click here to learn more about the Center’s work before submitting your initial inquiry. Applicants should also review our grant funding priorities, below.

Funding Priorities

Priority is given to:

  • Grant requests that can reduce healthcare spending while increasing or maintaining quality. Please note we typically don’t consider requests that only focus on a single dimension of spending or quality.
  • Awarding grants to 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations
  • Awarding grants to organizations that have been in existence for at least two years, with annual operating budgets of at least $1 million
  • Partnering with organizations that have a track record of delivering significant impact within healthcare

The Center does not participate in activities that are prohibited for private foundations and does not support institutions that discriminate based on, among other things, race, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, or sexual orientation, in policy or in practice.

  • Funding organizations based outside of the United States
  • Giving grants to individuals or to political, social, or fraternal organizations
  • Supporting capital campaigns, auctions, and other similar activities
  • Providing unrestricted funding
  • Underwriting chairs, endowments, or academic scholars

Organizations wishing to submit unsolicited grant concepts can submit an initial letter of inquiry to Please note that the Center receives a high volume of requests, and we try to respond to initial inquiries within six to eight weeks of receipt.

If the Center determines that your inquiry meets our eligibility requirements and falls within our funding areas, you will be contacted by our staff and asked to submit a detailed application. Please do not contact the Center regarding the status of your inquiry during the initial six-to-eight-week review period.

Thank you for your interest in working together to make higher quality, more affordable healthcare a reality for all Americans.