Our Work

What We Fund

We support people and programs that build health equity by investing in these key issues:

  • *A healthcare workforce that better reflects the race, ethnicity, and cultural mix of the country
  • *Partnerships and technologies that more quickly connect people to resources that address social determinants of health
  • *New pathways to economic stability for families and communities in need, especially those that disrupt systems that perpetuate generational poverty

We are proud to collaborate with and support these organizations: 

  • *Marian Middle School (St. Louis, MO)
  • *Meharry Medical College (Nashville, TN)
  • *Wayne State University School of Medicine (Detroit, MI)

We Collaborate with Visionary Leaders
Mary Elizabeth Grimes
Marian Middle School
St. Louis, MO
James E.K. Hildreth, MD, PhD
Meharry Medical College
Nashville, TN
Wael Sakr, MD
Wayne State University
Detroit, MI

Impact Investing
Working with Ascension Investment Management, the Ascension Foundation has directed a portion of our endowment for impact investing. Additionally, we actively seek to support small businesses and our team participates in initiatives designed to help expand inclusivity and diversity among philanthropy professionals.