The Commonwealth Fund focuses on those areas of health care policy and practice where we believe we can make the biggest difference. Our efforts combine extramural grants with intramural program development, research, and communications activities.
While funding priorities vary, the foundation’s overarching goals are to improve health care practice and policy and promote antiracism in U.S. health care through support for rigorous, evidence-based research and analysis. We sponsor projects to monitor and benchmark health system performance and explore innovative approaches to addressing problems in health care. Our program staff work in partnership with experts and organizations across the health sector. Learn more about each program’s goals and funding priorities below.