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Cone Health Foundation

Welcome to Cone Health Foundation's website.  This website is designed for easy access to information about Cone Health Foundation, how to apply to our grantmaking program, find resources, research, and information about the health of people in Guilford County.  We focus our grantmaking efforts on these priority areas:

Cone Health Foundation’s mission is:  To invest in the development and support of activities, programs and organizations that measurably improve the health of people in the greater Greensboro area.  In order to deliver on this mission, our new strategic plan calls for maximizing and measuring impact within these priority areas.

Responsible stewardship of the Foundation’s resources requires that we shift toward grantmaking that is aimed at achieving impact at the community level. Our staff is focused on setting strategic targets to better shape the impact of our work over the next five years.  In the months ahead, we will be rolling out more detailed plans for how we will implement our strategic plan.  This will include more specifics on our grantmaking and advocacy strategies.  Key to our efforts will be our ability to collaborate with our valued partners and leverage the relationships we have developed since 1997.  We hope that you will return to this site often to learn more about our work.


Steve Sumerford

Steve Sumerford

Chair, Board of Directors

Susan Shumaker

Susan Shumaker


Our Annual Report

A Look Back at Moving Forward - Annual Report

View the 2016 Annual Report

Medicaid Expansion Report

Medicaid Expansion Report

Cone Health Foundation is proud to partner with the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust to release a first-of-its-kind study: The Economic and Employment Costs of Not Expanding Medicaid in North Carolina: A County-Level Analysis.

View the Results

Susan Shumaker, Foundation President, in a recent interview on Medicaid Expansion