Bronx Community Health Network
This health center needed to build a philanthropy program from scratch, starting with deep research into their community.
The nonprofit Bronx Community Health Network (BCHN) is one of the largest federally qualified health center networks in New York City’s borough of the Bronx, serving 100,000 people in 19 community- and school-based sites. The Bronx has a high percentage of underserved and uninsured people.
As a federally qualified health center, BCHN has been funded primarily through the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) Bureau of Primary Health Care and the HIV/AIDS Bureau. BCHN’s goal is to transition its business model to increase points of access for affordable, quality primary and specialized health care for individuals and families in the Bronx, an area with a large underserved, low-income population.
BCHN needed to build a fundraising program from scratch that would expand its funding base to philanthropic investment from individuals, foundations, and corporations. Innovative Resources suggested a multi-faceted transition and planning study to determine how to achieve the desired results of expanded impact and service.
Innovative Resources is well under way in conducting the transition and planning study, creating an Engagement Team, qualifying potential major donor prospects, and helping to create a from-the-ground-up relationship-based philanthropy program for this large organization.
BCHN has already made great strides in moving toward a transition in their business model and has benefitted from Innovative Resources’ counsel to re-think their strategies for creating a robust volunteer Engagement Team and philanthropy program. Many of our study interviews have led to broader understanding and commitment of key leaders, funders, and stakeholders to collaborate with BCHN and transform its revenue generation and sustainability.