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A leader in health policy analysis and health journalism, the Kaiser Family Foundation is dedicated to filling the need for trusted information on national health issues.
Also known as...
Henry J Kaiser Family Foundation
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Program areas at KFF

Policy - through our policy work we produce information, facts and analysis in a variety of key national health policy arenas. KFF policy experts work mainly on analyzing how people fare in the largest public health insurance programs - including medicare, medicaid and the affordable care act, and in private health insurance. In addition, we have special expertise in understanding racial and ethnic equity issues in health care, hiv, women's health policy and the nation's role in global health policy.
Public opinion & survey research program conducts and analyzes original research on americans' attitudes, knowledge and experiences with the health care system with the goal of amplifying the public's voice in major national debates, particularly the voice of often-disenfranchised groups such as the low income and uninsured. KFF conducts polls itself and in partnership with major news organizations.
Journalism - KHN, our credentialed, nonprofit, editorially-independent news service, is committed to in-depth coverage of health care policy and politics. KHN provides the highest quality news coverage of health policy issues and developments at the federal and state levels, in the marketplace and how they affect people. KHN serves as the premier source of health policy journalism distributing our content through dozens of partner news organizations who run KHN stories, among them the Washington post, npr, new york times, usa today, mcclatchy newspapers, chicago tribune, philadelphia inquirer and a broad range of broadcast partners.
Social impact media - we develop and help run large-scale, public health information campaigns in the u.s. by working with major media, other corporate allies, health departments, national leadership and community organizations. These large-scale, multi-faceted public information partnerships focus mostly at reaching people most at risk of hiv and currently focus on the south under the umbrella name greater than aids. KFF makes no programmatic grants. Grants consist of trustee special project grants and matching gifts, which qualify as grants, and are listed on schedule i.
Health policy analysis
Health communication & media partnerships

Grants made by KFF

GranteeGrant descriptionAmount
NLN Foundation for Nursing EducationGeneral Support$76,000
Ucla FoundationGeneral Support$60,000
MaineHealth (MMC)General Support$40,000
...and 28 more grants made totalling $503,610

Who funds KFF KHN

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
Silicon Valley Community Foundation (SVCF)Health$12,600,000
California Healthcare Foundation (CHCF)Employer Health Benefits Survey, 2022. the Conversation / La Conversacion - Pregnancy and Fertility. Covid-19 Vaccine Latino/spanish Language Campaign. the Conversation/la Conversacion Campaign Continuation, Fall 2021. Support for California Healthline, 2021-2022.$2,903,856
AarpGeneral Support$100,000
...and 1 more grant received

Personnel at KFF

Drew AltmanTrustee , President and Chief Executive Officer$924,683
Mollyann BrodieExecutive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer / Executive Vice President / Senior Vice President for Executive Operations$440,490
Elizabeth A CainChief Financial Officer$332,751
Elisabeth RosenthalEditor in Chief KHN$330,970
Lawrence LevittExecutive Vice President for Health Policy / Executive Vice President / Senior Vice President$440,336
...and 4 more key personnel

Financials for KFF

RevenuesFYE 12/2021
Total grants, contributions, etc.$28,524,626
Program services$0
Investment income and dividends$967,301
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$220,596
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$81,018,635
Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$272,912
Total revenues$111,004,070

Form 990s for KFF

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2020-122021-11-15990View PDF
2019-122021-02-22990View PDF
2018-122020-01-02990PFView PDF
2017-122019-02-12990PFView PDF
2016-122017-12-08990PFView PDF
...and 5 more Form 990s
Data update history
May 21, 2023
Used new vendors
Identified 3 new vendors, including , , and
May 20, 2023
Received grants
Identified 3 new grant, including a grant for $564,044 from California Healthcare Foundation (CHCF)
May 23, 2022
Used new vendors
Identified 3 new vendors, including , , and
March 29, 2022
Received grants
Identified 1 new grant, including a grant for $350,000 from Elton John Aids Foundation (EJAF)
October 3, 2021
Received grants
Identified 7 new grant, including a grant for $1,793,667 from Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
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General information
185 Berry St 2000
San Francisco, CA 94107
Metro area
San Francisco-Oakland-Berkeley, CA
Website URL
(650) 854-9400
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Form 990
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NTEE code, primary
D20: Animal Protection and Welfare
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813211: Grantmaking Foundations
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