Social Impact Fund

The American Heart Association is investing in local entrepreneurs and organizations that are breaking down the social and economic barriers to health equity.

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Health doesn’t begin at the doctor’s office.

When people don’t have stable homes, nutritious food, good schools or clean air and water, their health suffers. The differences among neighborhoods can be dramatic: The life expectancy of two people living just a few miles apart can differ by  20 years.

The American Heart Association’s Social Impact Fund is helping close that gap by supporting projects that can change neighborhoods — and improve the lives of everyone there. 

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If you’re making a difference in your community and could use additional funds to expand your work, we want to know.
Breaking Down Social & Economic Barriers In Flint and Boston |Through its Social Impact Fund, the American Heart Association invests in local entrepreneurs, small businesses and organizations that are breaking down the social and economic barriers to healthy lives. Current investments are helping to scale and expand programs run by organizations in Flint, Michigan, and Boston.
The Power of Social Impact | Health doesn’t begin at the doctor’s office. The American Heart Association’s Social Impact Fund is helping close that gap by supporting projects that can change neighborhoods — and improve the lives of everyone there.

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NYSE and New York Life Investment Management align to support health equity

In a virtual closing of the bell on Feb. 18, New York Stock Exchange President Stacey Cunningham joined Yie-Hsin Hung, CEO of New York Life Investment Management, and Dr. Regina Benjamin, the 18th U.S. surgeon general and member of the American Heart Association board of directors. 

The New York Stock Exchange hosted American Heart Association and New York Life Investment Management leaders during the closing bell on Feb. 18. The event spotlighted NYLIM’s support of the AHA’s Social Impact Fund, which helps reduce social and economic barriers to health equity by investing in local social entrepreneurs and organizations. 

 virtual closing of the bell on Feb. 18, New York Stock Exchange President Stacey Cunningham joined Yie-Hsin Hung, CEO of New York Life Investment Management, and Dr. Regina Benjamin

Social Impact Fund Supporters

Supporters of the American Heart Association’s Social Impact Fund.