Our mission is to improve the health of the people and communities we serve. In realizing this mission, we will:

  • Focus funding on activities that can produce measurable improvements in the health of Missourians with particular focus on underserved and disadvantaged citizens.
  • Use valid and reliable evidence to guide our grantmaking and program development.
  • Seek input and feedback from the communities we serve to inform our efforts.
  • Address all aspects of health including promotion, prevention and treatment as well as the underlying social causes of poor health.
  • Collaborate with government, community organizations and other funders.
  • Advocate for and support efforts to achieve guaranteed affordable quality care.
  • Build for the Foundation's future by maintaining excellence in ethical management of Foundation resources, both human and financial.