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Award to a USA Individual to Recognize
Outstanding Charitable Efforts in Human Health

2022 Terrance Keenan Leadership Award in Health Philanthropy

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Grantmakers In Health (GIH)

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Award of $5,000 to a USA individual to recognize outstanding efforts in philanthropy related to the field of human health. The award is designed to honor individuals who demonstrate innovation, leadership, boldness, creativity, and achievement. Achievements may be in any area that involves health, such as services, delivery systems, public policy, public participation, prevention, wellness, education, or communications.

The Terrance Keenan Leadership Award pays tribute to the continuous effort of those in the field of health philanthropy. It recognizes and rewards grantmakers whose thoughtful use of philanthropic dollars has had an impact on human health, at any level.

Award recipients’ work should demonstrate responsiveness to the people in their communities, large or small, and particular responsiveness to those in the greatest need. It should also distinguish itself by creativity, risk-taking, and boldness toward forging permanent improvements in health.

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GrantWatch ID#: 145225

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The award carries a $5,000 honorarium.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The nominee must be, or have been within the last three years, an active grantmaker for at least five years with a health foundation or corporate giving program making grants in the field of health. The individual may serve as a trustee, staff member, or donor.

Grantmakers whose actions embody Terrance Keenan’s philosophy can be at any stage in their careers. The award honors grantmakers whether they are in the midst of their service to the field or are at the end of their career.

Current GIH board members are not eligible for nomination.

Pre-Application Information:

Nominations must be received by Friday, December 3, 2021.

The award recipient and nominators will be notified of the committee’s decision in March 2022.

The recipient must be available to participate in the award presentation during the GIH Annual Conference on Health Philanthropy, which is slated to be held from June 27-29, 2022 in Miami, Florida, but could become a virtual or hybrid event based on COVID-19 developments.

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Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Submit a nomination:

Natasha Khanna, Communications Director

Grantmakers In Health
1100 Connecticut Avenue NW, Suite 1100
Washington, DC 20036

P: 202.452.8331

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