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Fast Facts

The John A. Hartford Foundation is a private philanthropy working to improve the health of older Americans.  After three decades of championing research and education in geriatric medicine, nursing, and social work, today the Foundation pursues opportunities to put geriatrics expertise to work in all health care settings. This includes advancing practice change and innovation, supporting team-based care through interdisciplinary education of all health care providers, supporting policies and regulations that promote better care, and developing and disseminating new evidence-based models that deliver better, more cost-effective health care. The Foundation was established by John A. Hartford.  Mr. Hartford and his brother, George L. Hartford, both former chief executives of the Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company, left the bulk of their estates to the Foundation upon their deaths in the 1950s.  

Total Grant Making Efforts: Since 1929, the Foundation has issued $788,276,565 million in grants.

Total 2013 Grant Payouts: 61 new and renewal grants totaling $18,823,189.

Geographic Reach: United States

Grantee Profile: U.S. based non-profits, colleges and universities

How to Reach Us
Experts from the John A. Hartford Foundation are available to speak with the media about the health professions education, new care models, teaching strategies, and policy changes needed to improve the health of America’s older adults. 

To speak with a Foundation expert, please contact:

Marcus Escobedo
Program Officer

(212) 832-7788

Additional Press Contact:
John Beilenson
(610) 687-5495


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