The mission of the Community Health Fund is to support and strengthen the capacity of the member community clinics to provide accessible and affordable health care in underserved communities.
Goals & Objectives:
Goal #1 Invite community partners to invest in the health of their neighbors and communities.
- Each community clinic receives an equal portion of every donation.
- Support community clinics to respond to specific community needs.
Goal #2 Create and implement group fundraising strategy.
- Leverage group fundraising model to complement individual clinics.
- Leverage economies of scale of collaborative group ask (one gift: many recipients).
- Approach individual, foundation, corporate and governmental donors.
Goal #3 Raise awareness of the impact community clinics have in their neighborhoods.
- Tell the story of community clinics.
- Educate community on Healthcare Reform impact (still a need for uncompensated care).
- Provide data that demonstrates impact.
- Develop CHF brand.
CHF is a collaborative membership of 16 community health clinics working to support the unmet associated costs of providing uncompensated medical, dental and mental health care to uninsured and underinsured children, families, adults and seniors in the greater Twin Cities metropolitan area and surrounding areas.
For more than 25 years, CHF has been supported by local corporations, foundations, and individuals; each of the 16 member community clinics receives an equal distribution of the funds. Through this unique collaborative model, CHF works to eliminate inefficiencies in the health care system by providing a vital metro-wide safety net of care offering a broad range of services, from preventative dental care to rape crisis counseling and more. Without the CHF network, many metro area residents might have difficulty accessing the care and services they need because they lack health care coverage. Further, the reach of CHF extends beyond the 16 community clinics as individuals are connected to neighborhood resources for basic needs and employment assistance.
CHF is led by an elected, five-member executive committee: (Alissa Light, Executive Director, Family Tree Clinic; Leah Hebert, Executive Director, myHealth for Teens and Young Adults; Patsy Bartley, CEO/President, Neighborhood Involvement Program, Inc.; Lynda Bennett, Face to Face; Marsha Milgrom, Development Director, West Side Community Health Services).
The Community Health Fund has authorized The Minneapolis Foundation as fund administrator to house, acknowledge and distribute revenues generated through the fund. With this agreement, CHF grant requests are submitted under The Minneapolis Foundation’s IRS Letter of Determination and audited financials.
Community Health Fund Wordle™
A Visual Reflection of our Common Purpose
This “word cloud” was generated from the mission statements of all 16 CHF community health clinic collaborative members. The word cloud gives greater prominence to words that appear more frequently in the source text.