Social Connections


"Connection is why we are here. It is what gives meaning and purpose to our lives."

Human beings are social creatures who depend on one another both for social and emotional support. When people have a strong social network they can turn to for help to make ends meet or simply for encouragement they are better prepared to overcome life’s challenges and seize life’s opportunities.   

Research shows that people who feel a stronger sense of belonging to their community tend to live healthier lives and have fewer mental health challenges than those who lack emotional connection. 

We believe that efforts to cultivate social connectedness across all stages and ages of life are vital to the health of the community and its residents.

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Total Grants Awarded


Total Investment in Social Connections


Awarded in 22 Board Grants


Awarded in 21 Staff Discretionary Grants
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Connecting Community Resources to Community Members

The benefit of social connections is the easy sharing of information, skills, and resources. We support organizations that help connect people with community resources. Our goal is for individuals to easily find and use the support and services in their community, improving their quality of life. By strengthening these connections, we aim to build stronger, more resilient communities where everyone has the chance to succeed.


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We and our strategy partners work together to close the health equity gaps. Stay informed about our latest initiatives, grantmaking news, and upcoming events, as well as the recent efforts of our strategy partners.