Maximizing Impact Through Collaboration

At a time when innovative, comprehensive solutions to complex challenges are needed most, yet the resources for generating innovative ideas are increasingly elusive, philanthropic support enables Altarum to take on some of the most complicated questions in health care, understand the systems nature of these challenges, and tap the most gifted thinkers and problem solvers to be a part of creating lasting solutions.

Altarum has demonstrated its intent and ability to be a force in the field of health systems research and consulting. It has delivered intellectual leadership, improved health outcomes for Americans, and deployed its financial resources in pursuit of its cause. Altarum sees almost limitless opportunity to build on the work it has initiated, but the tasks ahead are far larger than any one organization can address, and so Altarum invites you to join as a partner in its efforts.

For Altarum, partnering with foundations and nonprofits can take many shapes beyond the pursuit of grants.

  • The Institute welcomes opportunities to make use of its unique business model in the exploration of co-funding partnerships, wherein a foundation and the Institute both provide resources in pursuit of a shared objective.
  • Altarum is well positioned to help identify potential pathways to program sustainability. More specifically, the Institute can work collaboratively with foundations to test and refine concepts and strategies initially supported with foundation dollars and then use its proven relationships with government health agencies to bring promising practices to scale.
  • Altarum has a comprehensive “toolkit” of services—spanning strategy development and program design, program management and strategic communications, and systems-based evaluation—that can assist funders in maximizing success in the programs they fund.

Thank you for taking the time to learn more about Altarum. Institute leadership is always available to discuss opportunities for partnership and progress.


For more information about Altarum Institute,
 its programs or partnering opportunities, please contact:

Sarah Litton
Manager, Communications and Public Affairs


  • AARP
  • The Aetna Foundation
  • The Commonwealth Fund
  • Council of Michigan Foundations
  • The Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fund
  • Duke University
  • The Ethel and James Flinn Foundation
  • Focused Ultrasound Foundation
  • Grantmakers in Aging
  • Grantmakers in Health
  • Henry Ford Health System
  • Hospice of Michigan
  • The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
  • The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation
  • The W.K. Kellogg Foundation
  • The Kresge Foundation
  • Maine Health Access Foundation
  • Partnership for a Healthier America
  • Peter G. Peterson Foundation
  • Trust for America's Health
  • Virginia Early Childhood Foundation
  • Wayne State University
  • YMCA for the USA