Welcome to the Alliance Health Education Initiative (AHEI), a granting foundation. This website is a resource for members of the American Medical Association Alliance and other health education-oriented groups interested in seeking grants for health projects within their community. For those interested in donating to the AHEI, donations are tax- deductible to the full extent of the law.



A hearty thank you to all those who gave to the AHEI during the AMA Alliance and AHEI Annual Meetings in Chicago in June! Auction participation, generous honorariums and donations resulted in a total of $6651 to the AHEI. Additional in-kind donations totaled $2090. The generosity of Alliance members means the first AHEI community health grants will be given out next spring.

Fundraising highlights at the meeting included a lively basket silent auction, an entertaining and informative wine and dessert event and a spirited auction for a single bottle of Saved Wine. Clay Brock, winemaker and General Manager of Estancia Wines was the guest speaker at the successful wine and dessert celebration. He charmed the capacity audience with stories about the wine industry; shared his expertise and introduced the group to Saved Wine, a unique collaboration between himself and artist Scott Campbell.

The AHEI welcomes new Board of Trustee members, Dinah Goldenberg, Fargo, ND, Eleanor Goodall, Elk River, MN and Pat Klettke, Salt Lake City, UT. Also joining the Board are AMA Alliance liaisons Mary Beth Ellison, Ohio and Julie Newman, Maryland. We thank departing Trustees Sarah Sanders, Ohio and Nancy Schneider, California for their dedication and leadership. We also thank outgoing Trustee, Pat Hyer, Ft. Worth, TX for her vision and dedication to the mission of AHEI. Please visit the Leadership page to find out more about these successful and talented Trustees.

As we begin the next phase of AHEI history by distributing grants, we look forward to creating a robust AHEI with your continued generous financial help.