Funding Approach

The Osteopathic Heritage Foundation’s mission remains rooted in the traditions and philosophy of osteopathic medicine, emphasizing a whole-person approach to patient care, disease prevention and health promotion.

Our grantmaking aligns with osteopathic medicine by applying a holistic lens to funding investments, recognizing the health and wellbeing of communities, families and individuals are influenced by a host of conditions, including access to clinical care, social and economic factors, and physical environment.

How We Make Investments

From the beginning of a funding relationship, the Foundation works with organizations to determine desired outcomes and the data needed to measure results. The focus of this process is on identifying and measuring the most meaningful metrics to support continued learning and inform future strategies within both funded organizations and the Foundation. The Foundation works to support grant partners with capacity building opportunities that generate results and quality improvements, where possible. Often, we convene agencies and providers to facilitate learning and impacts across the community. To learn more about outcomes for specific Foundation funding priorities, visit the Funding Interests webpage.

Read about the Foundation’s impact so far through this year’s Impact Report or the Foundation’s Impact Stories.

How We Measure Impact

From the beginning of a funding relationship, the Foundations work with organizations to determine desired outcomes and the data needed to measure results. The focus of this process is on identifying and measuring the most meaningful metrics to support continued learning and inform future strategies within both funded organizations and the Foundations. The Foundations work to support grant partners with capacity building opportunities that generate results and quality improvements, where possible. Often, we convene agencies and providers to facilitate learning and impacts across the community. Learn more on the Impact Stories page.