Charitable giving to healthcare organizations fell 11% in 2009, the last year for which numbers are available, according to the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy.
Whether Kraft's gift signals resurgence in philanthropy remains to be seen. What it does indicate is a very good understanding of where the financial need is great. Kraft's gift includes
Kraft is listed No. 269 on the 2010 Forbes 400 list, with a net worth of $1.5 billion. He is the owner of the New England Patriots and the New England Revolution (Major League Soccer). His largesse is a move straight out of the primary care provider wishlist playbook.