Board of Directors: Key Decisions and Early Lessons from the Inaugural Years

GHF Board in Pasco

Board members visit Pasco to listen and learn from the community.

Prior to the formation of the Foundation, Group Health Cooperative asked The Giving Practice to contact similar foundations to learn about how those entities were created. While there are publications about the launch and structure of health equity foundations, there is less to be found that addresses the process of building the culture, values, and norms of a new foundation. Group Health Foundation articulated an early commitment to learning and reflection. In that spirit, The Giving Practice was retained to help identify and document key moments and lessons learned as Group Health Foundation was established.

Read about our board’s journey and the lessons we’ve learned so far in this report.