ACE.S Funders
Hartford Foundation        The John A. Hartford Foundation
Founded in 1929, the John A. Hartford Foundation is a committed champion of training, research, and service system innovations that promote the health and independence of America's older adults. Through its grant making, the foundation seeks to strengthen the nation's capacity to provide effective, affordable care to this rapidly increasing older population by educating "aging-prepared" health professionals (physicians, nurses, social workers), and developing innovations that improve and better integrate health and supportive services. The foundation was established by John A. Hartford. Mr. Hartford and his brother, George L. Hartford, both former chief executives of the Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company, left the bulk of their estates to the foundation upon their deaths in the 1950s.
Hearst Foundation        The Hearst Foundations
The Hearst Foundations are national philanthropic resources for organizations and institutions working in the fields of education, health, culture and social service. The goal is to ensure that people of all backgrounds have the opportunity to build healthy, productive and inspiring lives. The Hearst Foundation, Inc. was founded by William Randolph Hearst in 1945. In 1948, Hearst established the California Charities Foundations, later renamed the William Randolph Hearst Foundation. Both foundations are guided by the same charitable mission, which reflects the philanthropic interests of their founder. Since inception, the foundations have made over 19,000 grants totaling more than $900 million.
Independance Blue Cross Foundation        Independence Blue Cross Foundation
The Independence Blue Cross Foundation, an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, in 2011 launched a charitable, private foundation whose mission is to transform health care through innovation in the communities it serves. The IBC Foundation and Independence Blue Cross are both committed to improving the health and wellness of the people of southeastern Pennsylvania. The foundation targets the following areas of impact: caring for our most vulnerable through nonprofit health clinics that deliver quality, cost-effective primary, medical, and dental care to uninsured and underinsured people; enhancing health care delivery by strengthening the nursing workforce through education, career development, and research; and building healthy communities by partnering with community leaders and programs to address community health and wellness needs.
Laerdal        Laerdal Medical Corporation
Laerdal, one of the world's leading providers of health care solutions, is dedicated to helping save lives with products and services for airway management, immobilization, basic life support, advanced life support, patient care, self-directed learning, and medical education. Laerdal is pleased to serve all health care providers and educators, from the lay rescuer to the medical professional.
Metlife Foundation        MetLife Foundation
MetLife Foundation was created in 1976 to continue MetLife's longstanding tradition of corporate contributions and community involvement. Since it was established, MetLife Foundation has provided more than $530 million in grants.