We believe in whole-person health and wellbeing that nurtures all aspects of our humanity – mind, body, and spirit, and community.

Our Aspiration

  • Empower people to take charge of their health and wellbeing and to flourish in their lives.
  • Foster an integrative and proactive model of healthcare that places the individual at the center, embracing a full range of evidence-informed treatments and support.
  • Ensure meaningful opportunities and choices for whole-person health and wellbeing for people of all races and socioeconomic levels.

Submit a Letter of Inquiry

While the Foundation does not accept unsolicited proposals, Letters of Inquiry (LOIs) are welcome. We most actively review LOIs in January/February and July/August for board meetings in June and December. However, you may submit an LOI at any point throughout the year.

General Guidance for Prospective Grantees

  • We focus on funding organizations that are aligned with our mission and are working to address deep, meaningful needs that they are uniquely positioned to meet.
  • We only fund 501(c)(3) organizations, in good standing.
  • Although we sometimes fund select national organizations, we generally fund organizations working in Minnesota, Dallas, Northern San Francisco Bay Area / Marin County, and the Vail Valley.
  • We are committed to funding programs that support the advancement of women and girls.
  • We are NOT accepting requests for: capital improvements, endowments, or scientific research.

Specific Guidance for Whole-Person Health and Wellbeing Focus Area

  • We focus on funding organizations that are uniquely positioned to realize significant components of our focus-area aspiration (above).
  • We do not fund “backstopping,” or covering the gap between the amount covered by insurance and the fees charged to a patient.
To learn more about our grantees, please view our annual report.