Global Health Corps Receives Catalytic Gift of $6M

MacKenzie Scott endorses the power of leadership for global health equity with unrestricted grant. 

Dear friends, 

I’m thrilled to share that Global Health Corps is the proud recipient of a catalytic gift of $6M from MacKenzie Scott. This gift is an endorsement of the belief that GHC was founded on in 2009: that investing in a generation of diverse leaders committed to advancing health equity can save and improve lives. It’s also a vote of confidence in GHC’s proven model of leadership development: providing robust training, experiential learning, coaching and mentorship, and access to a global network early and often.

As an organization rooted in collaboration and aspiring towards collective leadership, we extend our sincere thanks to the countless community members, partners, supporters, and friends who have journeyed with us towards realizing health equity through leadership. 

With the ongoing investment of our supporters, this gift will allow GHC to: 

  • Continue seeding the global health sector with talented emerging leaders who are on the frontlines of COVID-19 response efforts through our fellowship program.
  • Strengthen and grow our network of rising leaders to drive a ripple effect of change across health ecosystems. 
  • Solidify our foundation and plan for sustainable growth of our program to accelerate the realization of health equity.   

This is a milestone for our movement at a pivotal time. In the wake of COVID-19, the need for more effective leaders to strengthen health systems is clear. At GHC, we’re committed to meeting that need and we’re just getting started. (Full press release here.) 

Let’s build on this momentum and keep going, together. A generation of leaders realizing health as a human right for all is within our reach. 

With gratitude,



Heather Anderson
CEO, Global Health Corps

“We founded Global Health Corps in 2009 to close the gap between millions of people dying from preventable causes and talented young people looking to change that. GHC today is a powerful network of health equity leaders, and Scott’s gift will help strengthen and expand it for greater impact.”
—Barbara Bush, GHC Co-Founder & Board Member