Our Funding and Sponsors

The Arthur Vining Davis Foundations: For more than 60 years, the Foundations have given to hospitals, medical schools, hospice programs and other healthcare initiatives that have enhanced medical education, the patient experience, and the quality of healthcare in America. For the first 30 years, the Foundations were focused on palliative care and making end of life care widely available to the American population. Over the last 15 years, our program focus has been to improve the human dimension of patient care through innovative approaches to “caring attitudes” of doctors, nurses and medical personnel across our healthcare system.


The Arnold P. Gold Foundation’s overarching goal is to create the Gold Standard in Healthcare—compassionate, collaborative and scientifically excellent care—to support clinicians throughout their careers, so the humanistic passion that motivates them at the beginning of their education is sustained throughout their practice.


Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA) is a vibrant, innovative health system dedicated to providing essential services to all members of the community. With over 140,000 patients in Cambridge, Somerville, and Boston’s Metro North region, CHA is a local provider of choice for primary care, specialty care, emergency services, hospital care, maternity care and behavioral health. CHA patients receive high quality care in convenient neighborhood locations. CHA is affiliated with Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) and Mass. General Hospital for Children (MGHfC).

The Mind & Life Institute has a mission to alleviate suffering and promote flourishing by integrating science with contemplative practice and wisdom traditions.

The National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) is the Federal Government's lead agency for scientific research on the diverse medical and health care systems, practices, and products that are not generally considered part of conventional medicine.

The Osher Center for Integrative Medicine is a collaboration between Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School. It is focused on enhancing human health, resilience, and quality of life through translational research, clinical practice and education in integrative medicine.