History

The Health Foundation of Greater Indianapolis was formed in 1985 from the sale of Indiana’s first non-profit health maintenance organization, Metro Health HMO.

The Health Foundation of Greater Indianapolis takes its fiscal management responsibilities seriously in order to maintain a relatively consistent rate of payout regardless of economic fluctuations. Our financial stewardship includes the recent purchase and renovation of The Academy, a historic girl’s school building in downtown Indianapolis, as an earned revenue opportunity.

From the beginning, we decided to support health-related causes, particularly those that helped our community’s poorest and most vulnerable citizens. Our funding priorities have evolved since we were founded as health concerns also have evolved. We continue to be progressive funding partners, working within the means of our endowment to make high-impact, long-term changes in the health of our community.