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True equity. Real change. Community powered.

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

Introducing our new mission and values 


Health encompasses much more than health care and institutions. Thanks to countless hours of conversations and feedback from community members across the state, we’ve updated our mission and values to reflect the creative and visionary ways that people reimagine a better future in Washington.

OUR MISSION & VALUES 

The Foundation for Youth Resiliency and Engagement (FYRE) works with young people in Okanogan County. Photo: FYRE

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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Racial justice is our leading value

Group Health Foundation believes true equity is possible only when communities have decision-making power over the material conditions of their lives. Organizations and initiatives led by those affected by inequity have the best solutions for enacting real change. We are committed to realizing equity in Washington and ensuring that every choice we make as a foundation is aligned with our beliefs.

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People gather for King County Equity Now’s Juneteenth Freedom March in 2020 holding #PayTheFee and Black Lives Matter signs and a Garvey flag.

Be part of our team

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

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Organizations we support

We fund community-based groups, fiscally sponsored projects, and tribal entities leading transformative work in Washington.

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News

Meet Nick Allen

July 8, 2022

Nick joins GHF with over two decades of experience in law, government, and community-driven advocacy. As policy and advocacy director, he will develop and advance public policy priorities in Washington while leveraging GHF’s status as 501(c)(4) grantmaking organization.

It’s official! Our Pasco office is now open

August 8, 2022

After countless visits to the greater Tri-Cities area — planning, exploring potential sites, and navigating the unpredictability during a pandemic — we finally opened the doors to our new physical space this summer.

“We celebrate ourselves”: Firelands builds momentum for workers’ rights at May Day event

August 8, 2022

We are honored to have supported a May Day celebration hosted by Firelands Workers United/Trabajadores Unidos, who are based in Aberdeen, WA.