We are excited to support organizations and projects throughout Washington State and along our borders. We look forward to working with people who shape our learning through their efforts to improve health equity and advance community aspirations for a vibrant, healthy future in Washington.
The Foundation has a broad view of health and the many factors that contribute to individual, family, and community well-being. That broad view, along with our status as a 501(c)(4) organization, means that we can—and want to—fund a wide range of organizations and projects engaged in advocacy, leadership development, cultural reclamation, community healing, civic participation, organizing, anti-racism work, narrative change, and much more.
Group Health Foundation accepts sponsorship requests for support of community and culturally specific gatherings, meetings, conferences, and fundraisers. We sponsor events that have short-term benefits of furthering community connection and collective action, and that also make long-term progress toward health equity in Washington State. Recognizing that many organizations are changing their event plans in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, please know that we will consider accommodating requests to support online and virtual gatherings that fit our application criteria.
Event sponsorships support community-led, mission-driven organizations that serve people throughout the state and along our borders. Most sponsorships are $5,000 or less, but in some exceptional cases, we may consider sponsorships up to $25,000. Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis and must be received a minimum of two months prior to your gathering.
Community Learning Grants
Organizations and communities across Washington are doing powerful work to improve health equity: from community organizing and leadership development, to cultural work dedicated to healing from trauma caused by racism and colonialism, to education and advocacy. We are eager to support this work.
Community Learning Grants support people-centered and community-led approaches to changing systems and improving well-being. See announcement of our 2019 Community Learning Grants. In 2020, the Foundation will make three-year, general operating grants to organizations throughout the state on a rolling basis through an invitation-only process.
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