Prominent Philanthropists Invest $23 Million

By Jenna Michaels

Funding from Pivotal Ventures and MacKenzie Scott recognizes the critical role of school-based health centers­.
SBHA has been awarded $23 million from Pivotal Ventures, founded by Melinda French Gates, and MacKenzie Scott in recognition of our work to expand healthcare access in schools that serve families with the lowest incomes. The funding will allow us to launch care coordination initiatives in SBHCs in Atlanta, Chicago, Houston, and Miami; offer expertise to organizations seeking to open or improve SBHCs; drive innovation in program delivery and design; measure the impact of SBHCs; and advocate for policy change. We are grateful for the generosity and look forward to continuing our work to advance health equity.