Presentation on theme: "Women’s Health Funding: Where We’ve Been and Where We’re Going Presented By Nicole E. Cozier, MBA/MS Director of Programs."— Presentation transcript:
Women’s Health Funding: Where We’ve Been and Where We’re Going Presented By Nicole E. Cozier, MBA/MS Director of Programs
Introduction W&P is an affinity group, not a grantmaking entity Presentation will be in 3 parts: 1.Trends in Women’s Health Funding 2.Changes and Opportunities in the Field 3.Strategies for Funding
Status of Funding for Women & Girls Data Source: The Foundation Center, “Foundation Giving Trends: Update on Funding Priorities” 2004 Edition
Federal Support for Women’s Health Source: Society for Women’s Health Research; health.org/policy/issues_funding.htmhttp://www.womens- health.org/policy/issues_funding.htm Federal Agency Fiscal Year 2004 Fiscal Year 2003 National Institutes of Health (NIH)$27.98 bil$26.98 bil Office on Women's Health at the Department of Health and Human Services $29.1 mil$29 mil Office of Women’s Health at the FDA $3.6 mil$3 mil Office of Research on Women's Health at NIH $40.95 mil$41.22 mil
Private Support of Women’s Health Of the $973M in funding to programs for women & girls in 2003/2004, 45.2% went to health-related areas Environmental Protection$2,898, % Safety & Disaster Relief4,687,5950.5% Mental Health15,041,5941.5% Medical Research37,547,5373.9% Health – Specific Diseases151,978, % Health – General & Rehabilitative227,397, % $439,551, % Data Source: The Foundation Center, “Grants for Women & Girls.” 2003/2004
…About Trends in Reproductive Health Funding* Funding for population, reproductive health and reproductive rights work recovered slightly in * Source: “Highlights from the Grants Database: Funding Analysis 2003”; The Funders Network on Population, Reproductive Health and Rights
…About Reproductive Health Funders A few large foundations provide the vast majority of funding in this field.
…About Funding Priority Areas
…About Domestic vs. International Funding
What is the Bottom Line? Reproductive health funding levels are likely to drop in 2004 before leveling off in 2005.
Growth & Diversification of Philanthropy Foundations have multiplied at an exponential rate: Today over 60,000, with 65% created since the 1980’s. Source: Global Business Network
Development of Health Philanthropy Grantmakers in Health has identified >165 new foundations formed from health care transactions – conversion foundations Scrutinized to ensure they are contributing to communities at a level commensurate with the benefit of the previous non-profit Source: A Profile of New Health Foundations. Grantmakers in Health. May 2003.
Development of Women’s Philanthropy New laboratories of giving, including women’s funds, venture philanthropy groups, and donor circles. New centers of power are emerging, with more diversity and women as leaders and donors New centers of knowledge are changing philanthropy through new academic centers, evaluators, consultants, and affinity groups. Source: Global Business Network
Tools for Action: Three Frameworks 1.Fairness Framework 2.Effectiveness Framework 3.Human Rights Framework Source: The Case for Better Philanthropy: The Future of Funding for Women and Girls. A Women & Philanthropy Publication.
Fairness Framework Based on equal justice movements of 1960’s and 1970’s Challenges: High competition for limited funding dollars Grantmaker fatigue Misperception that gender inequality is no longer an issue “Pro-woman” approaches losing favor
Effectiveness Framework Increasingly popular among grantmakers If foundations want to be more effective with their grantmaking, they cannot ignore gender issues. Effective grantmaking strategies within a foundation’s priority program area includes universal and gender specific funding
Human Rights Framework Emerging framework Ties gender issues to other justice issues, e.g. economic, environmental and racial justice Also provides connection between domestic and international work
Conclusion Will have funding challenges ahead There are opportunities if we engage some new funders Need to develop new strategies for making our case – framing is one strategy
Resources A Profile of New Health Foundations. Grantmakers in Health (online) Highlights from the Grants Database: Funding Analysis 2003, Funders Network on Population, Reproductive Health and Rights The Case for Better Philanthropy: The Future of Funding for Women & Girls, Women & Philanthropy Leading 100 New Foundations Funding Women & Girls, Women & Philanthropy in partnership with Jankowski & Associates
Contact Information: Nicole Cozier Director of Programs Women & Philanthropy 1629 K St., NW – Suite 402 Washington, DC Ph: Web: