CHC: Creating Healthier Communities HQ

Creating Healthier Communities, Together.

aka Community Health Charities   |   Alexandria, VA   |  http://www.chcimpact.org

Mission

CHC: Creating Healthier Communities, formerly Community Health Charities, is a catalyst for good health, bringing communities, nonprofits, and businesses together around a shared commitment to better health and wellbeing. We represent thousands of high-impact nonprofits nationwide, working to address barriers to good health, and we connect them with capital from our corporate, foundation and government partners to power transformative change. By listening to partners and convening community and business leaders, we ensure that we always act in the best interests of the communities, directing resources and expertise where it is needed most.

Ruling year info

1985

President & CEO

Mr. Thomas G. Bognanno

Main address

1199 North Fairfax Street Suite 600

Alexandria, VA 22314 USA

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Formerly known as

National Voluntary Health Agencies (NVHA)

Combined Health Appeal (CHA)

Community Health Charities of America

EIN

13-6167225

NTEE code info

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (E12)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (G12)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (H12)

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Our programs

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Raising Awareness & Health Resources

For more than 65 years, Community Health Charities (CHC) has been creating stronger, healthier communities. We build capacity for nonprofits by raising awareness, amplifying their message, and driving more funds and supporters to their cause; increase employee engagement and social impact for companies through giving, volunteering, health resources, engagement tools, community partnerships, and more; bring leaders together at the national, regional, and local levels to educate, elevate key issues, and improve overall social impact and community health; build community partnerships to harness collective efforts and coalitions; working together to tackle projects that improve community health and address root causes at scale.

We collaborate with approximately 2,000 nonprofits, participate in more than 1,000 campaigns annually, are the chosen partner of nearly 500 companies, and connect more than 17 million employees with the causes they care about to improve the vitality of communities. In the past five years, we have raised more than $330 million for causes.

Population(s) Served

Do you know more women than men are living with a chronic disease? The top health issues affecting women are heart disease, cancer, chronic lower respiratory diseases (like asthma), stroke, Alzheimer’s, and diabetes (CDC). These health challenges take a toll on mothers, daughters, sisters, wives, partners, and friends. Women’s Health supports preventative care, diagnosis, and treatment so all women can live their healthiest, best lives.

Population(s) Served

After sacrificing and serving our country, our military veterans often need to recover from both physical and mental wounds. Nearly 1 of every 4 active duty military members show signs of post-traumatic stress disorder, depression or other mental health conditions. Support Hero’s Health to provide comprehensive health services for our nation’s military and veterans.

Population(s) Served

Not every child is fortunate enough to be healthy and safe in a loving home. Each year, nearly 27,000 children are diagnosed with a life-threatening illness like cancer, and many more face an uncertain future due to life-limiting conditions. Thousands of children and youth are homeless, and many more are struggling. But you can change that. Support Every Kid Deserves® to improve children’s health and wellbeing.

Population(s) Served

Disaster response is not just about rebuilding homes; it’s about rebuilding lives.

Community Health Charities’ Disaster Response fund meets the short and long-term health and mental health needs of those impacted by crisis, conflict, and disaster.

Funds raised provide everything from emergency medical and healthcare services to mental health and wellbeing. Long-term recovery and rebuilding takes time and resources, as it is more than supplies and buildings—it’s rebuilding and restoring the lives of individuals, children, and families.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Our results

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Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

We collaborate with approximately 2,000 nonprofits, participate in more than 1,000 campaigns annually, are the chosen partner of nearly 500 companies, and connect more than 17 million employees.

Number of organizational partners

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
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Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

We collaborate with approximately 2,000 nonprofits, participate in more than 1,000 campaigns annually, are the chosen partner of nearly 500 companies, and connect more than 17 million employees.

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Community Health Charities exists to empower people to take action to improve health and wellbeing. For almost 60 years, Community Health Charities has helped millions of people make a difference with health causes that matter through both public and private sector workplace giving opportunities. Whether they need services and support for themselves, for a loved one or simply want to make a meaningful difference in their community, Community Health Charities helps businesses, employees and donors make a direct impact on their own health and the health of others.

Our network of more than 2,000 charities are society's primary change makers for better health. They are on the frontlines of many battles as champions, advocates and problem-solvers. Millions of people are counting on them to find cures, save lives, and alleviate health disparities. Community Health Charities serves as an enabler, relationship builder, and supporter for all of these charities, as we collaborate and partner in many different ways to raise awareness and resources for health. We are united around a common mission: making it as easy as possible to connect people who care with health causes that matter.

This mission is more important than ever. Children fighting cancer need our help. More Americans are suffering reduced quality of life due to long-term health challenges. As our population ages, Alzheimer's is rising as a major concern. More than 78 million Americans suffer from obesity. Mental health issues and stress are taking a larger toll. Millions of Americans are living with health disparities due to social determinants outside their control. Our member charities will need continued support to pioneer critical breakthroughs in health.

Together, we can build stronger, healthier communities.

Most Americans spend as much of their time awake at their places of employment as they do in their homes. For employees, workplace giving and engagement is a significant benefit and a way to connect with causes that matter. For employers, workplace giving allows organizations to enhance their social responsibility strategy and emphasize employee engagement and overall health and wellness. For these reasons, traditional workplace giving opportunities will continue to be the core of our approach to empowering people who care. But as the landscape for giving and commerce progresses, we are changing with the times as well.

Today, Community Health Charities makes it easier than ever for people to support the causes they care about. We are creating giving opportunities that allow individuals to make one gift that supports multiple charities, all focused on the same cause. In 2016, we launched caused-based giving, allowing people to address specific health issues and challenges, including children's health, women's health, veterans' health and more. We are committed to researching and vetting the very best health and wellness organizations for maximum impact. We raise awareness of the issues and provide resources and tools. We offer volunteer opportunities and ways to engage employees and individuals beyond giving. We also are expanding the ways that caring people can give by enabling more online giving, peer-to-peer fundraising and a new donor-advised fund and mobile options in development.


As we become more aware of a broader range of needs locally, globally and abroad, we are also working to elevate the importance and impact that health-related giving has on our communities. From the inclusion of global charities in our causes to locally-based giving opportunities, we continue to find effective ways to help caring people, compassionate employers and our member charities achieve their goals and accomplish meaningful results.

We are well-positioned with the people and the infrastructure needed to meet our goals. Operating as a single national organization allows us to share services and increase our efficiency, while maintaining our deep local presence and community relationships. This integration provides more resources to local charities and offers new options for those who want to have an impact both locally and nationally. It also allows us to be in even closer connection with the needs and challenges of the communities where our caring givers live and work.

Health is very personal. Therefore, we engage donors by connecting them with specific issues that are most important to them and their loved ones. By fully vetting every charity in our network, we can ensure donors that they are giving to the nation's most trusted health charities that are getting the biggest impact. Community Health Charities is deeply committed to assuring that our member charities are making the most significant difference in their focus areas. Our standards incorporate and exceed guidelines from the Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Alliance, Charity Navigator, Guidestar and more.

Across the country, our professional staff is prepared to connect caring givers with charities that are making a difference. Whether national or local, large or small, nearly 1,600 workplaces are already working with us to provide unique giving opportunities to their employees.

Our primary purpose is to connect people who care, companies that want to empower their employees, and charities that are making a meaningful difference. As detailed above, Community Health Charities has already made many significant accomplishments toward this mission.

We continue to be a critical source of revenue for our network of more than 2,000 trusted health charities, distributing $400 million over the past five years. More than 1,600 businesses and organizations partner with us to enhance their employee engagement and corporate social responsibility efforts. Every year, millions of employees respond by giving generously to the health causes that are most important to them.

But there is still much work to be done. Today's “workplace" is a more diverse environment than ever before. Remote employees, distributed locations and job sharing are among the many dynamics that are changing the traditional workplace environment. We are continuing to identify and create new giving opportunities that adapt to these changes and to new generations in the workplace to ensure every person is connected to important health causes. Ideally, every company that cares about health will partner with Community Health Charities to make the greatest possible impact.

Financials

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The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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CHC: Creating Healthier Communities

Board of directors
as of 10/16/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Kevin Clayton

Cleveland Cavaliers


Board co-chair

Adam Rothschild

Thomas Bognanno

CHC: Creating Healthier Communities

Stephen Keith

SyneosHealth

Linda Blount

Black Women's Health Imperative

Walter Chesley

Hennepin County Medical Center

Kevin Clayton

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Angie Dahl

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Eric Jones

TIAA Financial Services

Sandra Nichols

UnitedHealthcare

Charu Raheja

TriageLogic

Adam Rothschild

Blue Owl Software

Beth Rusert

Concordia Plan Services

Xiaoteng Huang

PinkU Japanese Street Food

Peter Dudley

Cancer Support Community

Erin Gollhofer

Kimberly-Clark

Abu Arif

Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc

Alex Cunningham

Chevron U.S.A Inc.

Jillian Niesley-Mershon

Saks Fifth Avenue Foundation

Charleeda Redman

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

Romana Rolniak

Walmart. U.S.

Karen Spruill

Blue Cross Blue Shield Association

John Stanoch

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Teleange Thomas

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Wamwari Waichungo

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Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Not applicable