About GHF

Re-imagining health

At Group Health Foundation, we believe everyone deserves the opportunity to be healthy and the opportunities that come with good health. We are committed to fostering conditions where people of all communities, especially those experiencing social and economic injustices, can participate, prosper, and thrive.

Our mission

Group Health Foundation will shape and accelerate efforts to improve health equity and advance community aspirations for a vibrant, healthy future in Washington.


Our values

Our work is guided by these core values:

Equity. We are committed to fostering conditions where people—especially those experiencing economic, political, or social injustice—can participate, prosper, and reach their full potential. We will deepen our shared understanding of equity, and insist on a wide range of perspectives to inform our ongoing exploration. We know that cultivating a diverse, inclusive team of board members, staff, and partners is an essential component of this work.

Learning. We believe in the virtues of being a learning organization—an organization that is open to ongoing discovery and dedicated to sharing knowledge from our successes and setbacks. We will ground our efforts in both research and community wisdom. We recognize that communities know what they need to improve health, and will engage them in meaningful ways to prioritize, design, and support our collective approaches.

Partnership. We will co-create solutions with people and partners across the state—community groups, nonprofits, foundations, academic and research institutions, businesses, tribes, government agencies, and others. We will support and enhance, rather than duplicate or replace, what is working.

Commitment. Addressing health inequities will require a long-term perspective, and we are committed for the duration. We will embrace complexity and be diligent in our long-term planning and strategy development.

Courage. We aspire to be a force for good and unafraid of taking risks. We will pursue big goals that require bold, creative, and sometimes unconventional strategies.

Accountability. We are responsible to communities across the state. We are open to hearing difficult feedback. We will measure our efforts and impact, and be transparent about our progress and challenges.



Organizational facts

Group Health Foundation is comprised of two entities committed to improving health in Washington:

Group Health Community Foundation

Group Health Foundation


Read more in our FAQ with answers to frequently asked questions.