The Commonwealth Fund is a private foundation that promotes a high-performing healthcare system that achieves access, improved qualityand greater efficiency. The fund promotes this system for low-income people, the uninsured, minority Americans, young children and the elderly.
The Commonwealth Fund achieves this goal by supporting independent research on healthcare issues. It also makes grants to improve healthcare practice and policy. Its international program in health policy is designed to stimulate innovative policies and practices in the United States and other industrialized countries.