Health. Equity. Our shared future.

“Grandfather cuts loose the ponies” artwork created by Chewelah sculptor David Govedare on a hillside overlooking the Columbia River in Vantage.

New Report: Powerful Communities

Health equity requires community power. We are deeply grateful to learn from the many organizations across Washington who are contesting and shifting power to create an inclusive democracy for liberation. We invite you to join us in learning from them in our new Powerful Communities report.

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A liberated future starts with all of us

What happened to George Floyd in Minneapolis, Breonna Taylor in Louisville, and Tony McDade in Tallahassee has also happened here in Washington: to Charleena Lyles in Seattle, Lorenzo Hayes in Spokane, Dante Redmond Jones in the Tri-Cities, and Mi’Chance Dunlap-Gittens in Des Moines. 

Group Health Foundation stands with communities who are protesting police brutality and demanding community-designed solutions for public safety.

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A scene from King County Equity Now’s Juneteenth Freedom March & Celebration at Jimi Hendrix Park in Seattle. (Photo courtesy of King County Equity Now)

A person waving the Gambian flag amidst a crowd at King County Equity Now’s Juneteenth Freedom March & Celebration. (Photo courtesy of King County Equity Now.)

Residents of a mobile home park in northeast White Salmon during one of their weekly meetings to organize against evictions

White Salmon residents organize against evictions. (Photo courtesy of Comunidades.)

Community at the center

Communities most impacted by inequities must be at the center of solutions. In each of Washington’s 39 counties, Black, Indigenous, and other people of color; people with disabilities; members of the LGBTQIA+ community; immigrants and refugees; people living with low incomes; and many who hold several of these identities are leading transformative work. Our funding prioritizes their efforts.

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Equity agreements

Equity is our leading value. As our work gets more complex, these agreements will ground our work.

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Community Insights

We are sharing what we’re learning from communities in order to strengthen our collective work for health equity.

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Join our growing team

Group Health Foundation is relatively new, and we’re still building our team. See career opportunities.

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Jerry and his parents at a Washington State University football game during “Dad’s Weekend.”

Meet Jerry Martinez

May 25, 2021

Jerry recently joined Group Health Foundation as a program associate on the grantmaking team, and will be based out of our Tri-Cities office when it opens later this year. His role includes a range of relationship management, research, team coordination, and administrative activities.

Dieudonné visiting the Great Wall of China.

Meet Dieudonné Mundy

May 24, 2021

Dieudonné is excited to join the Foundation as the first investment analyst taking part in the Foundation’s three-year investment professional development program. It’s important to her that the Foundation not only align its investments with its values, but it makes investments in people, too.

Amber with her two kids.

Meet Amber Rodriguez

May 24, 2021

As a program associate, Amber will help ensure the grantmaking team functions efficiently and effectively to support community-based, equity-focused organizations throughout Washington. She will work out of our Tri-Cities office in Pasco once it opens later this year.