A Look at Innovation in Nutrition for National Nutrition Month

March is a special month for us at Alliance Healthcare Foundation. First, it’s National Nutrition Month, so organizations all across the nation will focus on healthy eating and living strategies that can greatly affect their communities’ health and...
AHF Funding Forum 2012 Recap

AHF Funding Forum 2012 Recap

Thank you to those who attended our February 15th Funding Forum. We appreciated the opportunity to meet you and share our vision for advancing health and wellness for those in need.

Rob McCray, chairman of the AHF board, started the morning by speaking to AHF’s worldview. He spoke about the increasing need for services and the reduced federal and state resources, pointing to the need for organizations to increase capacity and do more with existing resources.

As an organization with a $63 million endowment serving a population of at least 500,000 (those living at or below 250% FPL in San Diego and Imperial County), AHF must be strategic in maximizing their own very limited resources. McCray noted that in any given year AHF may spend no more than 5% of their endowment. To demonstrate a commitment to reducing costs and increasing efficiency, McCray noted that AHF began moving toward reducing their operational expenses by 50%. This goal is nearly realized…