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The National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC) is grateful to have received a generous one-time gift of $4 million from author and philanthropist MacKenzie Scott. This is a huge expression of faith in the strength and value of NACHC and the importance of our mission to promote efficient, high quality, comprehensive health care that is accessible, culturally, and linguistically competent, community directed, and patient centered for all.

“With this gift, NACHC is truly honored to be recognized for our work to help the nation’s 1,400 consumer-governed Community Health Centers deliver on the promise of health equity to nearly 30 million people,” said Interim CEO, Rachel Gonzales-Hanson. “Looking ahead, NACHC remains committed to our long-term vision and purpose – to ensure the strength and sustainability of the health center movement.

NACHC will use this gift to expand its organizational infrastructure and invest in key priorities to support the Community Health Center Movement now and into the future. In allocating these funds, NACHC will be guided by its core strategic pillars: promoting health equity and social justice; strengthening infrastructure; developing a strong, mission-driven workforce; securing sustainable funding; developing responsive and transformative care models and cultivating partnerships in community health.


NACHC is the leading national membership organization for the nation’s federally qualified health centers (also known as FQHCs or Community Health Centers). Health centers are nonprofit, community-directed health clinics that provide access to high-quality, culturally competent, and comprehensive care to people living in medically underserved areas. NACHC strengthens the health center movement through advocacy, training, and technical assistance, clinical and operations support. NACHC is committed to an equitable, diverse, and inclusive workplace.