About the Foundation

Missouri Foundation for Health is a resource for the region, working with communities and nonprofits to generate and accelerate positive changes in health. As a catalyst for change, MFH improves the health of Missourians through partnership, experience, knowledge, and funding. The Foundation takes a multifaceted approach to health issues, understanding that programs, policy, and collaboration all play a role in creating lasting impact.

An independent philanthropic foundation, MFH was created in the year 2000, following Blue Cross Blue Shield of Missouri’s conversion from nonprofit to for-profit status. It is the largest organization of its kind in the state and among the largest in the country.

The Foundation

In serving 84 counties and the city of St. Louis, MFH listens to communities, invests in systems, and is committed to helping partners cultivate their best ideas.

Where We Work

  • We are a health conversion foundation

    Our efforts are possible due to charitable proceeds resulting from the conversion of a major health insurance company.

  • We work with health- focused nonprofits

    We are not part of a state, local, or federal government, nor a company. We are governed by a Board of Directors that collectively bring a wealth of knowledge from all aspects of health in our region.

  • We make the greatest possible impact

    In order to maximize limited resources, we identify and fund health programs that are guided by our strategies.

United By One Vision

Meet the people working to make positive changes in the health of our communities.

Our Staff

Join our team

Diverse, talented, and dedicated people are the key to our success.

Work with us

Our partners are key to creating positive impact. Get involved!

Open Funding Opportunities

Letters of Interest: Infant Mortality Reduction Initiative – St. Louis
This opportunity is available to groups interested in working within a partnership to implement programs or services that work towards short-term outcomes related to infant mortality reduction efforts. Open to organizations serving women, infants, and families in St. Louis.

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