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    Funder Type

    Private Foundation

    IT Classification

    C - Funds little to no technology


    Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation


    The Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation is dedicated to improving the health of the public by advancing the education and training of health professionals.

    The foundation's grantmaking is currently focused on the following priority areas:
    • Interprofessional education and teamwork - The purpose of this priority is to support programs that offer more planned and rigorous inter-professional education.
    • New curriculum content - The purpose of this priority is to broaden and integrate our curriculum across the educational continuum.
    • New models for clinical education - The purpose of this priority is to support programs that will create new sites and longitudinal models for clinical education and training.
    • Education for the care of underserved populations - The purpose of this priority is to provide training and incentives that support and promote care that meets the needs of these underserved populations.
    • Career development in health professions education - The purpose of this priority is to diversify the health professions if we are to achieve our goal of uniform excellence in health care.
    The foundation funds three types of grants:
    • Broad Grants - Board grants are generally one to three years in duration. Board grants are selected three times each year at the Foundation's board meetings.
    • President Grants - President Grants can be given at any time and are evaluated and awarded by the President; In general, president grants are 1-year or less in duration. President Grants usually align with the foundation's priority areas and awarded amounts are no more than $35,000.
    • Macy Faculty Scholars Program - The program aims to accelerate needed reforms in health professions education to accommodate the dramatic changes occurring in medical practice and health care delivery. Under the program, the Foundation will select up to five faculty leaders each year. Each Scholar will receive salary support at $100,000 per year over two years. Scholars must be nominated by the Dean of their institutions, who must commit to protecting at least 50 percent of the Scholars; time to pursue education reform projects at their institution; Each school may nominate only one candidate each year, and will be expected to provide a senior faculty member to mentor the Scholar.

    History of Funding

    Information about previous grantees is available at:

    Additional Information

    All applications must be submitted online at: The Foundation does not consider requests for general undesignated support, endowments, equipment, construction or renovation projects, capital campaigns and activities conducted outside the United States and its territories.


    Josiah Macy Jr Foundation Staff

    Josiah Macy Jr Foundation Staff
    44 E. 64th Street
    New York', NY 10021

  • Eligibility Details

    Non-profit organizations are eligible to apply.

    Deadline Details

    There are no application deadlines.

    Award Details

    Varies based on proposal. The Foundation awards up to 40 grants on a rotating schedule each year.


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