Projects that improve health where it begins, powered by you

About Us

Help Clinics and Communities Care for Patients In Need is an online crowdfunding platform that makes it easy for anyone to help patients and communities in need while transforming our sick care into a health care system.
Here's how it works:
  • 1) Clinics or community health groups from every corner of the world post project funding requests on
  • Requests for funding may include projects that help patients with medical needs, from providing medications for indigent diabetics to rolling out rapid HIV tests for at-risk youth. We especially encourage projects that improve the social and environmental conditions that make people sick, like interventions to improve slum housing for asthmatic children, improve access to nutritious food, or support public interest lawyers who can help at-risk patients with legal crises.      
  • 2) Then, you can browse project requests and give any amount to the one that inspires you. If the project meets its funding goal, you'll get photos and updates of your project in action that you can share with others via facebook and twitter. 
  • 3) Great projects get extra revenue and visibility!
  • Unlike other crowdfunding platforms, invests a little something extra in projects that work. Nonprofit projects that successfully demonstrate that they've used to transform healthcare and improve the 'social determinants of health' will get a cut of our net revenue at We think projects that improve health where it begins add value to our healthcare system and our society. So we decided to do our part to help pay for that value.
  • Wait, there's more! ;)  Successful projects will also be promoted on, a sister website used by healthcare professionals to find resources for patients with social needs.
At, you can give as little as $1 to help frontline health workers help those in need while getting the same level of choice, transparency, and feedback that is traditionally reserved for someone who gives millions. When you support a project, you're directly helping frontline health professionals in clinics and communities to care for patients in need.  But you're also helping to promote community-powered prevention and healthcare transformation that can improve health and lower avoidable healthcare costs for everyone. 

How?  We regularly audit projects to ensure that they not only care for vulnerable patients but are helping to address the social and environmental factors that often make people sick, such as slum housing, food insecurity, pollution or legal barriers. We are particularly interested in supporting clinic-community partnerships that are helping to redesign a sick care system into a health care system. 

Grassroots healthcare transformation - powered by you. is a project of HealthBegins, a public health startup founded by physicians to improve healthcare and the conditions that make people sick. Visit to learn more.

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“[We] are excited to use HBFunder to support our projects that build community health in South Central Los Angeles!
We work locally to build global change and love that anyone - from the other side of the earth to down the street - can be part of our mission.”

Neelam Sharma, Executive Director
Community Services Unlimited, Inc.


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