The Milbank Memorial Fund

supports innovative public sector leaders who are committed to making long-term, sustainable commitments to the health of all Americans.

Founded in 1905, the Milbank Memorial Fund advances its mission by:

Mission Statement


The Milbank Memorial Fund works to improve population health and health equity by collaborating with leaders and decision makers and connecting them with experience and sound evidence.


All people and communities are inherently valued and can enjoy long, full, healthy lives.


Collaboration and Community

  • We believe effective policies and programs emerge when individuals and groups with diverse views and backgrounds work together in a fashion marked by civil discourse and integrity that promotes trust.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

  • Our work and our organization are stronger when people with a range of identities, perspectives, and experiences have full and fair opportunities to inform, participate, and lead.

Humility and Optimism

  • We value opportunities that come from listening and continuous learning and believe positive change for all is possible.

Objectivity and Non-partisanship

  • We base our work on relevant peer and patient experiences and sound evidence regardless of affiliation or ideology.

Stewardship and Leadership

  • Improvement occurs when people gather, maintain, and use their authority, influence, and assets for the greater good.