Celebrating 100 Years of Care

In 1918, Anna Harkness founded the Commonwealth Fund with a gift of $10 million ($151 million today) and the mandate that it should “do something for the welfare of mankind.”  From the beginning, and for the past 100 years, the Commonwealth Fund has worked to improve health care and make it affordable and accessible for all Americans, especially the most vulnerable. To mark the Commonwealth Fund’s centennial year, we have launched a new website that seeks both to describe the unique history of the Commonwealth Fund and, we hope, to draw some lessons from its work over a hundred years. We are also publishing To the Point posts, listed below, that draw on our values and approaches.