Our Vision

The vision of the Healthcare Initiative Foundation (HIF) is a community where all Montgomery County residents have access to high-quality, comprehensive health, wellness, and social services delivered in a culturally responsive, equitable manner.

Our Mission

To help achieve that vision, HIF supports innovative solutions in the delivery of health, wellness, and social services to help address social determinants of health, and to improve life expectancy.

Our Values: Innovation, Integrated, Solutions-Oriented

We believe that creativity generates solutions. We support both traditional and innovative solutions to health and wellness challenges – concepts to test, best practices to implement, efficiencies to execute, equipment to employ, and successes to replicate.

We believe that innovative solutions flourish and are sustained in strong nonprofits. Strong nonprofits need solid leadership and the organizational capacity to plan, implement, and assess their programs. We consider grants to build organizational capacity for the county’s health and wellness nonprofits.

We believe that strong nonprofits exercise responsible stewardship. Responsible stewards aim for sustainability by raising and managing sufficient funds, operating cost effectively, and leveraging integrated resources and relationships.

We believe that responsible stewards are accountable. Accountability is demonstrated through leadership integrity and competence, responsiveness to consumers, transparency, and systematic efforts to track meaningful results.

We believe that the Healthcare Initiative Foundation and our grantee partners are accountable to those who reside in Montgomery County, Maryland for improving health and wellness in our community.