Established as the Indiana Health Institute in 1985 and renamed the Eskenazi Health Foundation in 2011, the foundation’s board of directors and staff partner with Eskenazi Health to create a vital, healthy Indianapolis community.


To advance the health care of our community through leadership and innovation at Eskenazi Health.


With an emphasis on the most vulnerable populations of Marion County, the Eskenazi Health Foundation shares the values of Eskenazi Health:

  • Professionalism
  • Respect
  • Innovation
  • Development
  • Excellence


Eskenazi Health Foundation inspires, energizes and promotes a vital, healthy Indianapolis community by providing strategic guidance and philanthropic resources to Eskenazi Health.


  • Build healthier communities through strategic philanthropic support of the Eskenazi Health Centers
  • Fund core Eskenazi Health patient care initiatives and provide flexible funding for innovation
  • Increase community awareness and donor stewardship
  • Grow the strategic impact of the Eskenazi Health Foundation Board of Directors