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.

Our response to COVID-19

We are currently connecting and working with community organizations across Washington to support COVID-19 efforts. We are not accepting unsolicited requests for urgent response funding at this time. Sign up for our newsletter to receive grantmaking updates.

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 us.

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Community insights

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

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Join our team

Group Health Foundation is relatively new, and we are still growing our team. See what career opportunities are available.

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Systems, Power & Action

New multiyear grants support organizations with systems change, advocacy work
December 18, 2020

Group Health Foundation is honored to share the 25 recipients of $15 million in Systems, Power, and Action grants.

Sandra Williams (right) with Kiantha Duncan (left), who was the emcee during The Black Lens’ five-year anniversary celebration in January. Kiantha was recently elected president of the Spokane NAACP. Photo courtesy of Sandra Williams.

Looking back at 2020 with Sandra Williams of The Black Lens and Carl Maxey Center
December 18, 2020

Sandra Williams started The Black Lens and the Carl Maxey Center because she was tired of serving on everyone else’s committees, work groups, and task forces. Read her reflections on both organizations in this Q&A.

Quinn MacNichol, Grants Manager

Meet Quinn MacNichol
December 7, 2020

Quinn joins as our grants manager, and is perhaps most excited by the Foundation’s commitment to reflecting lived experiences of Washington’s communities.