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2023 GIH Annual Conference Policies

COVID-19 Policy

GIH COVID-19 Policy

Grantmakers In Health (GIH) considers the health and safety of all those on-site at our 2023 Annual Conference on Health Philanthropy a top priority. As such, all conference participants, speakers, and GIH staff and representatives will be required to present proof of vaccination and at least one booster for COVID-19 before attending any conference programs.

We are implementing the following health and safety protocols to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission and illness at the GIH annual conference:


  • All conference participants, speakers, and GIH staff and representatives will be required to present proof of vaccination and at least one booster for COVID-19 prior to arrival at the conference venue. Registrants who do not upload proof of vaccination prior to arrival will be asked to show a physical or digital copy of their vaccination card at registration.

  • Registrants with a medical condition that prevents vaccination will be asked to take the following actions to attend the conference:

    • upload a health provider’s verification of the need for a medical exemption, and

    • upload proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR or antigen test administered within 48 hours before the start of the conference. Uploaded test results must list the registrant’s name, results, and a time stamp. At home tests will not be accepted.

  • Masks will be optional in accordance with national public health guidelines.

  • By registering for the conference, all participants are agreeing to comply with GIH’s COVID-19 related policies.


GIH may update our COVID policy to address emerging issues. Please continue to refer to our conference website at to keep up to date. If there is a significant shift in policy, we will email conference registrants directly.


GIH Non-Solicitation Policy

GIH strives to create a space for funders and our partners in philanthropy to learn from and connect with one another; a space for candid conversation that is free of solicitation. GIH asks that all conference participants keep the following guidelines in mind:


  • Fundraising and client solicitation are prohibited at the GIH annual conference. While it is permissible to follow up with contacts made at the meeting at their invitation, we ask that this not happen in advance of the meeting.


  • For those organizations that both raise funds and make grants, we ask that your participation during the meeting activities be as a funder only (unless as part of your session participation).


  • Contact information on the participant list is for networking purposes only. Nonfunders should not add an individual’s contact information to your organization’s mailing list without that person’s permission.

Code of Conduct Policy

GIH Code of Conduct Policy

The GIH conference is a space dedicated to learning, and it is important to us that all participants feel welcome. GIH appreciates your partnership in ensuring that the professional environment we share is one defined by mutual respect and inclusiveness, where dignity and diversity are valued. If you experience or witness offensive language, inappropriate behavior, or harassment of any kind while attending a GIH event or program, please alert a member of the GIH staff.

Social Media Policy

GIH Social Media Policy

Join the conversation on LinkedIn by using #GIHac in your posts and following us! We will also be using our Instagram account to post photos and highlights of the conference—follow @grantmakersinhealth and make sure to tag us in your posts. Please note that presentations and panelists’ remarks are considered on the record and quotable, but that GIH follows the Chatham House Rule for question and answer periods and group discussions. Participants are free to use the information received, but neither the identity nor the affiliation of the speakers(s), nor that of any other participant, may be revealed.

Photography/Video/Audio Taping Release

GIH Photography/Video/Audio Taping Release

GIH strives to capture the community, peer-learning environment of our conferences. To do so, we photograph and record various aspects of the conference, and your image and voice might be captured. Furthermore, we may use these photographs and videos for future distribution and promotional purposes in our print and online communications materials. By participating in this conference and/or being present at the venue, you authorize GIH to use and reproduce any photographs taken, without compensation. All negatives and positives, photographic prints and digital photo files shall constitute GIH property, solely and completely. If you would like to opt-out, please contact




Through May 17 

(per person)

After May 17 

(per person)

GIH Partners (Funding Partners and Philanthropy Support Organizations)



Other Individuals and Organizations



*Registrations ends on June 1st.

Group Registration Discount:

3 people from the same organization = $50 discount per person

4 people from same organization = $75 discount per person

5 people from same organization = $100 discount per person

How to Register a Group:

When registering a group, please have the following information for each individual: name, email address, emergency contact number, dietary needs, any accommodations to be able to participate in person, and interest in pre-registering for one of the Skill-Building Pre-Conference programs. 


If you need to modify a group registration, please contact the Grantmakers In Health Conference Organizers at

Registration Eligibility

Registration Eligibility

The GIH annual conference is open to health funders administering charitable grantmaking, such as foundations, corporate giving programs, and other grantmaking institutions; operating foundations; regranting institutions; federal, state, and local government agencies; national and regional philanthropy serving organizations; academic institutions who are working on projects related to philanthropy or health; and philanthropic advisors as defined in our eligibility criteria. Other organizations conducting work that benefits health philanthropy and aligns with GIH’s mission, vision, and values may also be eligible. Individuals may register here. Please contact Lana Jacobus at with questions about conference eligibility.

Ineligible Registrations

Ineligible Registrations

All registrations are reviewed to ensure they meet the GIH eligibility policy. GIH reserves the right to refuse or cancel ineligible registrations at any time and shall not be held accountable for any outside fees associated with this cancellation.

GIH Cancellation Policy

GIH Cancellation Policy

All cancellations must be submitted in writing to Registrants who cancel on or before Friday, May 12, 2023 can transfer the registration to a colleague or receive a refund minus a $50 administrative fee. No requests for refunds will be granted after May 12, 2023 or for no shows.

Affiliated Events

Affiliated Events

We welcome affiliated events hosted by leaders and staff of foundations, corporate giving programs, government agencies, companies that manage philanthropic funds, and regional and national philanthropy-serving organizations. The goal of affiliated events is to help conference participants learn and connect. These events are not intended to be sponsorship or promotional opportunities. If you are interested in sponsorship opportunities at the Annual Conference, please contact Lana Jacobus at for more information. All events are subject to GIH approval. For more information, please see the 2023 GIH Annual Conference affiliated events submission form.

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