“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”

— Margaret Mead

A New Way of Doing Philanthrophy

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The Bravewell Collaborative unites philanthropists, health care providers and consumers in the common cause of improved health care for all. 

Having funded many projects as individuals, Bravewell's founders came together in the belief that joint funding of strategic initiatives designed to create systems change on a national level would be the most effective way to leverage their individual giving and advance the field of integrative medicine.

The Bravewell Collaborative works as a community to identify, plan and fund its strategic initiatives.  To further leverage the strength of collaboration, it seeks partnership with like-minded institutions and individuals.

In addition to their commitment to collaboration, Bravewell Collaborative members are dedicated to finding meaning in the commitments they make, to initiating rather than reacting, and to sharing their cumulative experience with each other.

The Ford Foundation recently commended the Bravewell Collaborative for its "exemplary philanthropy."