Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation is an independent philanthropy focusing on the major healthcare issues facing the nation. The foundation is an independent voice and source of facts and analysis for policymakers, the media, the healthcare community, and the general public.

Purpose of Site:
To disseminate information on the foundation's research, analyses, and reports.

Foundation Description:
The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation is an independent philanthropy, but exists primarily an operating organization that develops and implements its own communications and research programs often in partnership with outside organizations. The foundation contracts with a wide range of outside individuals and organizations through its programs and also continues to make a small number of grants for unsolicited proposals each year. The foundation focuses its research in three main areas: Health Policy, Media and Public Education, and Health and Development in South Africa.

Home Page:
The well-designed home page of the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation displays a wealth of information on the organization's various research reports on a variety of topics. A drop-down menu allows visitors to easily find and navigate to any area of the site.

Outstanding Feature:
The foundation's Kaisernetwork.org (accessible from the home page) — a free online service that features Webcasting, daily-news summary reports, and a national calendar of events.

Honorable Mentions:
The foundation provides a useful list of links to related foundations, associations, federal agencies, and other useful organizations.

President: Drew Altman, Ph.D.
Main Office:
2400 Sand Hill Road
Menlo Park, California 94025
Tel: (650) 854-9400
Tel: (650) 854-4800