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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.
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.
July 29, 2021
The Yakima Buddhist Church in Wapato was built in 1928 as a gathering place for members to learn and practice Jōdo Shinshū Buddhism. The church is one of the 35 organizations who received our latest round of Equitable Response and Recovery funding.
August 30, 2021
Service drives Karen Cunningham’s life and career arc. The daughter of a Japanese-Hawaiian father and Yakama mother, she grew up as the oldest sibling with responsibility to jump in and help without being told. This deep teaching inspired a dedication to her community. Welcome, Karen!
September 27, 2021
We’re delighted to announce that we’ve granted 70 organizations $15 million in Community Learning Grants to support their work across Washington State.