The mission of Healthcare Initiatives, Inc. is to support the advancement of human health and well-being.
Through grants and donations, we support qualified nonprofit organizations to advance our mission.
The dissemination of information to promote a healthy lifestyle; the development or advancement of programs providing medical services; and/or the ability to provide educational opportunities to improve human health, are examples of initiatives within our funding objectives.
Healthcare Initiatives, Inc. receives Spirit of Philanthropy Award from Indiana University School of Medicine
Healthcare Initiatives, Inc. is a private granting foundation based in Indianapolis that exists to support the advancement of human health and well-being through grants and donations to qualified nonprofit organizations. Over the years, their generous support of the School of Medicine has helped educate future physicians, accelerate medical research, advance global health, and change the lives of patients in countless ways.
In 2017 they endowed the Healthcare Initiatives, Inc. Scholarship for a medical school student from Indiana. Furthermore, their philanthropy has generously helped to fund the Ike G. Batalis Memorial Scholarship, the Gastric Cancer Research Fund, the Immunotherapy Lectureship Series at the Brown Center, the Michael O. Koch Chair in Urology, Camp About Face, AMPATH, as well as multiple other areas within the Indiana University School of Medicine. The IU School of Medicine thanks Healthcare Initiatives for their generous support.
Click this link to watch the awards ceremony presented virtually on April 13, 2021. (Note: HCI receives the award at mark 36:26.)
Since 1989, the IUPUI campus has come together for the Spirit of Philanthropy Awards Ceremony. This event honors the individuals, corporations, and foundations that have contributed to our programs through gifts and voluntary services. With this recognition, we are reminded how important philanthropy and volunteerism are to our campus, community, and civic lives.
Haley T. Gilroy
Executive Director, Healthcare Initiatives, Inc.
Haley Gilroy joined Healthcare Initiatives, Inc. as their first Executive Director in January 2017. Healthcare Initiatives, Inc. is an Indianapolis based private granting foundation that exists to support the advancement of human health and well-being through grants and donations to qualified nonprofit organizations. Haley brings more than 15 years nonprofit management and fundraising experience from roles within the Indiana University School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, and Harvard University to the organization. She is a graduate of Providence College.
Board of Directors
Timothy M. Harden
Edward R. Schmidt
Kenneth L. Sonner
Treasurer and Vice Chairman
Medical Advisory Panel
Melanie M. Kingsley, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Dermatology
Director of Cosmetic Dermatology & Laser Surgery
Indiana University School of Medicine
Jonathan F. Marsh, M.D.
Specialty: Internal Medicine
St. Vincent Medical Group
Todd E. Schmidt, M.D.
Specialty: Interventional Pain Management
Goodman Campbell Brain & Spine
Indiana University School of Medicine
C. William Schwab, II, M.D.
Specialty: Minimally Invasive/Robotic Surgery
Urology of Indiana
Sunil S. Tholpady, M.D., Ph.D.
Specialty: Pediatric Plastic Surgery / Craniofacial Anomalies
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Indiana University School of Medicine
Healthcare Initiatives, Inc. Granting Process
Open/Ongoing Application Process, by invitation only
(We will not review unsolicited applications)
Letters/emails of inquiry will be considered on a case by case basis
by the Executive Director to learn more about your organization.
Project POINT (Planned Outreach, Intervention, Naloxone and Treatment)
Eskenazi Health Foundation was established as a 501(c)(3) in 1985. The Foundation inspires, energizes and promotes a vital, healthy Indianapolis community by providing strategic guidance and philanthropic resources to Eskenazi Health and Indianapolis Emergency Medical Services (IEMS), the largest provider of emergency pre-hospital medical care in Central Indiana. In 2016, IEMS and Eskenazi Health launched Project POINT (Planned Outreach, Intervention, Naloxone and Treatment) as a novel, divergent approach to address the surging number of opioid overdoses seen in emergency departments and throughout the Indianapolis community. Project POINT utilizes trained outreach workers (peer recovery coaches) based in the emergency department (ED) to intercept patients after they have experienced an opioid overdose and, following a model of patient-centered care, offer a range of evidence-based services including a brief assessment of high-risk behaviors, hepatitis C and HIV testing, harm reduction counseling informed by motivational interviewing, and treatment referrals with follow-up to either a medication-assisted treatment provider, detoxification services, or an inpatient treatment setting.
Thanks to continued support from Healthcare Initiatives, Inc., Project POINT has been able to hire an additional peer recovery coach, which allowed for expanded hours of operation and more patients treated. Additionally, Healthcare Initiatives, Inc. funding has also expanded point-of-care hepatitis C testing in the ED and provided barrier buster funding which helps support patients as they work to maintain sobriety and face barriers to their recovery, such as recovery housing, access to food when they are unable to work, clothing for job interviews, medical co-payments and transportation challenges.
The generous support from Healthcare Initiatives, Inc. has undoubtedly promoted the advancement of human health and well-being by meaningfully addressing the devastating opioid crisis in Marion County.
Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine (MU-COM)
Most recently, the Class of 2020, being only the fourth class to graduate from a new medical school, placed 100 percent of graduates into residency programs. Over 40 percent will be training in the State of Indiana, while 66 percent will be training in one of the five states (Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Ohio, and Kentucky). By specialty, nearly 67 percent will begin training in Primary Care (Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Obstetrics & Gynecology, and Pediatrics).
Since 2018, the Healthcare Initiatives Primary Care Endowed Scholarship has provided financial support to medical students pursuing a career in primary care, aligning with Marian University’s College of Osteopathic primary goal of placing physicians in Indiana and neighboring states. We are grateful for the continued support from Healthcare Initiatives, inc.!
Joseph Maley Foundation (JMF)
Our five programs include disability and mental health awareness, leadership and service-learning opportunities, adaptive and inclusive athletics, and IEP and special education advocacy for families who have a child with a disability.
Since JMF’s inception in 2008, we have served over 100,000 children in central Indiana. The Joseph Maley Foundation relies on individual gifts, corporate support, fundraising events, grants, and strategic community partnerships to fund operations and programs.
Joseph Maley Foundation is incredibly grateful for the support that we receive from Healthcare Initiatives. Due to their funding, JMF has been able to increase the amount of schools that we partner with for disABILITY Awareness education, and expand our Joseph Maley Fitness programming to include even more opportunities for children with disabilities to participate in adaptive sports and recreational activities. This much needed funding allows JMF to explore additional avenues in which to serve children of all abilities.
The Diabetes Youth Foundation of Indiana
The Diabetes Youth Foundation of Indiana (DYFI) is a local 501c3 non-profit with a mission and passion to educate, encourage, and empower children living with Type 1 diabetes, while providing support to their families. We serve hundreds of youth every year through our Residential Summer Camp, Day Camp, Family & Teen Weekends, Ambassador Program, and other outreach opportunities. While we are located in Noblesville, IN, we serve the whole state of Indiana. All funding comes from grants, donations, fundraisers, and camper fees.
We are grateful for the support we receive from Healthcare Initiatives, Inc. This year, because of their funding, we were able to completely renovate our camp bathhouse. Our camp was built in the 1950's and since that time, many of the buildings have needed improvements. In 2005, we purchased the campground becoming the only camp in Indiana completely owned and operated for youth with diabetes. For the past couple of years, we have had several issues with the bathhouse. We were able to fix the immediate problems; however before this funding we weren't able to do a total renovation. Now with a newly renovated bathhouse, we will be able to prevent further issues from arising. The much needed funding we received allows us to continue to provide a fun, safe environment for our campers!
(Academic Model Providing Access to Healthcare)
Since 1989, Indiana University School of Medicine has partnered with Moi University School of Medicine and Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital in Eldoret, Kenya to educate health professionals, deliver health services, conduct health research, and develop leaders in healthcare for both North America and Africa. From this partnership, AMPATH was formed in 2001 creating one of Africa largest and most comprehensive and effective HIV/AIDS management and treatment models. Most recently, AMPATH has transitioned this successful HIV system into an integrated, comprehensive healthcare system serving a population of more than 4 million people in western Kenya.
Since its inception, AMPATH has supported and nurtured bidirectional exchange of health professions trainees. Healthcare Initiatives, Inc. has been a terrific supporter of this educational initiative this year. They have provided a generous gift to cover the costs for one Kenyan trainee to pursue a 6 month, clinical enrichment experience at the IU School of Medicine. In order to enrich their education and to build relationships, these registrars (equivalent to a U.S. medical resident) will be given the opportunity to come to Indiana to participate in sub-specialty electives. By working side-by-side with their IU counterparts during this time, they also enhance the educational experiences of IU students and residents by providing them with different perspectives and sharing best practices.
Healthcare Initiatives, Inc. will also be covering the cost for one first-year IU medical student to spend an 8 week rotation in Kenya. This is a terrific way to promote mutual understanding and to inspire and engage the next generation of health providers, trainers, researchers, and leaders to grapple with the problems faced by the people of sub-Saharan Africa and low-income populations in Indiana.
Through this support and these programs, we will inspire and prepare the next generation of health care professionals that graduate from IU and Moi University to deliver essential health services to all people, particularly the most vulnerable.