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The mission of the Commonwealth Fund is to promote a high-performing health care system that achieves better access, improved quality, and greater efficiency, particularly for society’s most vulnerable, including low-income people, the uninsured, and people of color.

The Fund carries out this mandate by supporting independent research on health care issues and making grants to improve health care practice and policy. In its more than 100 years, the Fund has worked by:

  • Demonstrating pioneering approaches and evaluating their results
  • Convening experts across backgrounds and disciplines
  • Publishing the results of our research and disseminating evidence.

To apply for a grant from the Commonwealth Fund, please submit a letter of inquiry (LOI) using the online portal. We acknowledge LOIs upon receipt and will contact you to request additional information if needed. To view the Fund’s current funding priorities, click here.

Applicants are typically advised of the results of their inquiries within a month and often sooner. LOIs are accepted on a rolling basis.