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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.














Executive Director

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

Robert G. Fisher

Board Member

Timothy M. Harden


Patricia Roe

Board Member

Edward R. Schmidt


Kenneth L. Sonner

Treasurer and Vice Chairman

Medical Advisory Panel

Melanie M. Kingsley, M.D.

Specialty: Dermatology
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.

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Grantee Spotlight 

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!

Grantee Spotlight 


(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.

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Healthcare Initiatives, Inc.  

Suite 200
Indianapolis, IN  46240
Phone: 317-805-4869
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