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A Century of Advancing Health Care for All

In a welcome message, Commonwealth Fund President David Blumenthal, M.D., outlines how, for the past 100 years, the Commonwealth Fund has worked to improve health care and make it affordable and accessible for all Americans, especially the most vulnerable.

What We Stand For

How We Work


Delve into the biographies of key Commonwealth Fund executives and board members from the last century.

Reducing Health Disparities

A hallmark of Commonwealth Fund philanthropy has been a commitment to addressing inequities in health and health care in the United States. The foundation’s early efforts included programs to prevent juvenile delinquency and expand infant and maternal health care, while more recent projects have sought to increase minority representation in care delivery and health policy.