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 team

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

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DeAna Crosson at Mlount Rinier with her kids.

Meet DeAna Crosson

April 26, 2021

DeAna Crosson has joined Group Health Foundation as staff accountant. In this role, she is supporting day-to-day accounting functions and monitoring compliance with the Foundation’s policies, protocols, and workflows.

Three people with masks and gloves working to fill boxes.

Meet community organizations leading response and recovery work in Washington
March 22, 2021

The Equitable Response and Recovery Fund was created early in the pandemic to rapidly deploy emergency funding to community-based organizations throughout Washington.

United Territories of Pacific Islanders Alliance (UTOPIA), Alefba Group, and Foundation for Youth Resiliency and Engagement (FYRE).

‘We wanted to raise joy’: Three sponsorship recipients on the events they’ve hosted
February 22, 2021

Sponsorship recipients Alefba Group, Foundation for Youth Resiliency and Engagement (FYRE), and United Territories of Pacific Islanders Alliance (UTOPIA) share their stories of the importance of gathering.