Philanthropy Ohio recognized the achievements and contributions of bi3 through its 2019 Innovation Award.
The award recognizes an individual or organization whose approach to problem-solving explores a new and sometimes disruptive path in their philanthropic work. Nominated by Ryan Adcock at Cradle Cincinnati, bi3 is being recognized for sparking dramatic change in reducing infant mortality through the $3.2 million pilot project, StartStrong.
Our unique grantmaking strategy, including the fostering of public/private parnterships and new collaborations, helped to challenge our StartStrong partners to think differently, partner in new ways and change outcomes for babies and families in the Avondale community. Since the completion of StartStrong pilot project in 2016, bi3 has invested another $5 million in grants to build upon StartStrong’s successes.
bi3 leverages resources and implements a unique grantmaking strategy to challenge partners to think differently. We believe innovation is needed to develop new solutions to old problems, which is why we’ve invested more than $48 million in TriHealth and the Greater Cincinnati community to transform health.
Philanthropy Ohio presented bi3 President Jill Miller with the award during the Philanthropy Forward ’19 conference, September 26. At the conference, we also presented our efforts to communicate the impact of our grantmaking, what we’ve learned from our funded partners and how we will continue to leverage our unique strengths as a grantmaker in health to improve the health of our community.