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Hilltop Receives Kresge Foundation Grant
to Continue Support for Hospital Community Benefit Program

The Hilltop Institute’s Hospital Community Benefit Program has received a two-year grant from the Kresge Foundation to continue to provide timely information on emerging trends and important issues related to community benefit.

Kresge’s generous support will enable the program to enhance its information dissemination and update its Community Benefit State Law Profiles, which present a comprehensive analysis of each state’s community benefit landscape as defined by its laws, regulations, tax exemptions, and, in some cases, policies and activities of state executive agencies. The program will publish a series of Hospital Community Benefit News Alerts, sharing timely information on important events, new legislation, or writings in the field, and will continue to make presentations to national audiences. In addition, the program will enhance its website and increase its collaboration and outreach activities.  

For more information, contact the program’s director, Gayle Nelson (410.455.6803).

Hilltop’s Hospital Community Benefit Program is a central resource created specifically for state and local policymakers who seek to ensure that tax-exempt hospital community benefit activities are responsive to pressing community health needs. The program provides tools to state and local health departments, hospital regulators, legislators, revenue collection and budgeting agencies, and hospitals, as these stakeholders develop approaches that suit the unique needs of their communities and work toward a more accessible, coordinated, and effective community health system.


The Hilltop Institute at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) is a non-partisan health research organization dedicated to improving the health and wellbeing of vulnerable populations. Hilltop conducts research, analysis, and evaluations on behalf of government agencies, foundations, and nonprofit organizations at the national, state, and local levels. Hilltop is committed to addressing complex issues through informed, objective, and innovative research and analysis.

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