The traditional shorelands of the Quinault Indian Nation in Taholah.

Funding opportunities

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 at least 60 days before your gathering. Learn more >>

Nez Perce tribal members with the nonprofit Nimiipuu Protecting the Environment meet with Group Health Foundation staff.

Nez Perce tribal members of the nonprofit Nimiipuu Protecting the Environment meet with our team.

Community Learning Grants

Organizations and communities across Washington are doing powerful work to improve health equity: from grassroots organizing and leadership development, to cultural reclamation and community-centered healing, to civic engagement and policy advocacy. We are eager to support this work.

Community Learning Grants are one way we support organizations who reflect and work closely with their communities. Through these grants, we learn what health equity means for people throughout the state and how we can support the solutions that different organizations are creating to dismantle systemic barriers and foster community well-being. Learn more >>

Northwest Indian College staff Dave Oreiro (left) and Greg Matsen (right) visit with Nichole June Maher

Northwest Indian College leadership Dave Oreiro (left) and Greg Matsen (right) visit with Group Health Foundation CEO Nichole June Maher (center).