Access = Health: New Opportunities for Grantmakers with the Social Innovation Fund

We want to alert the St. Louis grantmaking community about an important upcoming funder briefing – Access = Health: New Opportunities for Grantmakers with the Social Innovation Fund – taking place at the Council on Foundations on Monday, May 16th (12-3pm EST).

Saint Louis Effort for AIDSAs you may know, in July 2010 the Obama Administration’s Social Innovation Fund (SIF) awarded a $3.6 million grant to AIDS United to expand its access-to-care initiative (A2C).  This funder-only briefing will explore this pivotal new opportunity for the private sector to leverage non-HIV/AIDS Federal resources to ensure that people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) in the U.S. have access to primary medical care and HIV-specific care.

St. Louis Effort for AIDS, one of 10 access to health grantees through SIF, is currently leading a collaborative, community-driven program to improve individual health outcomes and strengthen local systems (here) in St. Louis.  Join us for this funder briefing (in-person or online) to hear from SIF grantees and invested partners, and to discover how new collaborations reach beyond HIV/AIDS to improve the total wellness of communities and individuals.

This briefing is hosted by Funders Concerned About AIDS and more than 10 partners -including Grantmakers in Health, GEO, Council on Foundations, and the Forum of Regional Associations of Grantmakers.  We encourage you to attend in person – but will also be connecting communities around the country to this important conversation via an online mechanism.  You can participate in-person or online – for more information, or to register, please visit

We hope that St. Louis area grantmakers will take part in this  important briefing.

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