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Consumer Health Foundation


Last Updated: 2016-07-17

At A Glance

Consumer Health Foundation

(also known as CHF)

1400 16th St. N.W., Ste. 710

Washington, DC United States 20036-2224

Telephone: (202) 939-3390


Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Additional Descriptor

  • Health conversion foundation

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2014-12-31)

Assets: $27,127,824

Total giving: $1,167,500






Established in 1994 in DC; converted from the proceeds of the sale of Group Health Association to Humana, Inc - The foundation was the first health philanthropy in the Washington, DC metropolitan area to emerge as a result of a conversion of a non-profit entity to for-profit status. Over the past 10 years, the foundation has provided roughly $17 million in grants to consumer-focused, community-based groups throughout the Washington, DC metropolitan area. The grantmaker is a signatory to Philanthropy’s Promise, an initiative of the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy (NCRP). By signing on, the grantmaker has committed to allocating the majority of its grantmaking dollars to marginalized communities and at least 25 percent to social justice strategies, such as advocacy, community organizing, and civic engagement

Purpose and Activities

The mission of the Consumer Health Foundation is to achieve health justice in the Washington, DC region through activities that advance the health and well being of historically underserved communities. It supports initiatives that empower consumers to make decisions and take actions that improve personal, family and community health.

Program Area(s)

The grantmaker has identified the following area(s) of interest:

Program-Related Investment

The foundation has made PRIs in the form of loans to finance health-related facilities targeted to low-to-moderate income individuals in Washington, DC. The foundation has most recently awarded PRIs in 2005 and in 2000.

Fields of Interest

  • Child welfare
  • Health
  • Health care access
  • Health care financing
  • Offender re-entry
  • Public health
  • Senior services
Population Groups
  • Adolescents
  • Adults
  • Children and youth
  • Economically disadvantaged people
  • Ethnic and racial groups
  • Immigrants and migrants
  • Low-income and poor people
  • People of African descent
  • People with disabilities
  • People with HIV/AIDS

Financial Data

Year ended 2014-12-31

Assets: $27,127,824 (market value)

Gifts received: $171,100

Expenditures: $2,714,765

Total giving: $1,167,500

Qualifying distributions: $2,479,192