About the AHP Foundation

The Association for Healthcare Philanthropy Foundation provides the resources for AHP to support the health care philanthropy community. Your generous pledge to the Foundation's annual fund helps AHP advance health care through philanthropic innovation, education, advocacy, and services and resources that benefit health care development professionals.

  • Your dollars fund several scholarships each year for those who are new to the profession or would not otherwise have a chance to experience a professional development institute or conference.
  • Your gifts keep the AHP Resource Center strong and accessible. The resource center provides materials and research on topics essential for today's health care development professionals. 
  • Your pledge helps AHP advocate and promote our profession in a meaningful way.

The AHP Foundation will continue to support the AHP Resource Center and AHP Foundation Scholarship program as outlined in the 2016 Case for Support. Your contribution to the Foundation's annual fund is vital to the success of these programs.

For more information, please contact foundation@ahp.org or 703-532-6243.


About Our Scholarships

Learn more about AHP Foundation scholarship opportunities and meet recent scholarship recipients.

Why Donate to the AHP Foundation?

Your belief, commitment, and continued giving ensures that AHP is able to support your professional development and that of your colleagues, at a time when health care and health care fundraising are undergoing significant change.

Scholarship Recipients

“This past October I was fortunate enough to be presented with a scholarship opportunity to attend the 50th annual AHP International Conference, held October 18th through October 21st. This phenomenal learning experience was located within the beautiful backdrop of New Orleans, LA.

Now, before I even begin sharing my perceptions of the conference, I would like to express the sincere gratitude of both myself and my employer (MaineGeneral) for presenting me with the opportunity to attend such a dynamic, transformational conference which provided me with an experience to both learn and grow as a professional.

Attending this conference presented me with an opportunity to rub shoulders and network with some of the top professionals in our field, while also presenting me with the opportunity to attend several engaging and thought-provoking educational presentations specific to our tradecraft while incorporating presentations which addressed work/life balance, professional networking, personal growth, and some of the more prevalent overarching challenges facing the sector of healthcare philanthropy. I was also especially impressed with the opportunity to participate in both the international conference huddle group as well as the new AHP mentorship program, involving some of the more proven, accomplished professionals within our sector – both of which I thought added tremendous value to my experience attending the conference.”

- Michael Sullivan
2017 AHP Foundation Scholarship Recipient and Lead Grant Officer, MaineGeneral Health, Augusta, Maine

“Being from Canada, I expected to get a flavor for the ways in which the difference in funding in the US affects strategies in Healthcare fundraising. I also expected to be inspired by new and innovative approaches to fundraising that I could bring back to my work. My expectations were met!

My goal in attending this conference was to gain some tools and inspirations that I could apply to my work back at Bluewater Health, while getting to try some of the famous flavors of New Orleans. I definitely achieved the goal. The ability to attend this conference with my Executive Director allowed for us to bring a shared vision for next steps with many of our ongoing projects, and some ideas for new ones.”

- Adelle Stewardson
2017 HDEF of Canada Bursary Recipient and Development Coordinator, Bluewater Health Foundation, Sarnia, Ontario