Since Mid-Iowa Health Foundation’s formation in 1984, local leaders have carried on the tradition of Northwest Community Hospital, which supported the health of our community for 25 years. Endowed by proceeds from the sale of the hospital, the Foundation commits resources to improving the health of Greater Des Moines now and in the future.
Greater Des Moines is a healthy community.
To serve as a catalyst and partner for improving the health of children and families in Greater Des Moines.
Our actions are guided by these principles:
We value working alongside our grantees to respond to emerging needs, share key learnings, celebrate successes, and inform future investments that intentionally create long-lasting change. To give all children a chance to live a healthy life, we must work with our community to end racism, foster new opportunities that are driven by the needs of those most impacted, and bring diverse partners together to address complex challenges for health.How We Work