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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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Yakima Buddhist church members

Generations later, the Yakima Buddhist Church is still the center of the Japanese community

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.

Karen, her husband, and two daughters stand between two theme park characters during a trip to Disney World.

Meet Karen Cunningham

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!

‘Optimism is an act of revolution’ and other lessons from 2021 Community Learning Grantees

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.