HOW WE FUND
Our Approach to Grantmaking
Bethesda Inc. launched bi3 to leverage its assets to transform health by fueling innovation and reducing health disparities within TriHealth and the Greater Cincinnati Community. bi3 applies both a Trust-Based Philanthropy approach and a racial and health equity lens to its work while fostering collaboration and sharing lessons learned.
Practicing Trust-Based Philanthropy
We build trusted relationships with our funded partners grounded in power-sharing, transparency, mutual accountability, and continuous learning. A mutual commitment to transparent conversations and learning leads to greater impact. Adopting a trust-based approach not only makes bi3 a more effective funder, but it also fuels our ability to collectively achieve our mission of transforming health for all people in Greater Cincinnati.
As an innovative funder, bi3 encourages funded partners to take risks, implement new ideas and pilot new solutions to solve for deep-seated community health issues.
Applying a Racial and Health Equity Lens
We consider race, ethnicity and social determinants of health in every facet of our work, e.g. while analyzing problems, looking for solutions, and defining success. We seek to understand disparities and look at root problems from a structural standpoint. bi3 pursues ideas that address underlying factors affecting health and wellness to ensure every person has equal opportunity to achieve their highest level of health and well-being.
Viewing Impact through an Expansive Lens
In addition to considering outputs and outcomes, we value the identification of barriers and captured learnings.