Prevention Institute serves as the long-term strategic advisor for the Convergence Partnership The Partnership), providing core staffing and guidance on strategy development. Convergence Partnership is a national funder collaborative working to transform systems to be racially just, inclusive, and support community health and wellbeing.
As a community of practice that is committed to reimagining the relationships between philanthropy and communities most harmed by racist policies, the Partnership currently includes twelve national and regional foundations and multifunder initiatives: The California Endowment, The Chicago Community Trust, Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo, Elevated Chicago, Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, Health Forward Foundation, Foundation for Louisiana, Kansas Health Foundation, The Kresge Foundation, Sierra Health Foundation, Stupski Foundation, and W.K. Kellogg Foundation. In 2022, the Partnership became an independent entity, supported by NEO Philanthropy.
Convergence Partnership envisions a just and inclusive society where all people—especially those most impacted by structural racism—are empowered to shape the policies and systems that impact their lives, are healthy, and can thrive. The Partnership funds efforts to advance racial justice and health equity by investing in building sustainable, in-depth organizing infrastructures at the local and state level and organizing philanthropy to support this work.
To achieve its vision, the Convergence Partnership: