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Funding opportunities

Group Health Foundation is launching two funding opportunities in 2019. 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. Please read through the invitations below and consider applying.

Event sponsorships

Group Health Foundation is now accepting sponsorship requests for support of community and culturally-specific events, 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.

Event sponsorships support community-led, mission-driven organizations that serve people throughout the state and along our borders. Most sponsorship awards are made in the $5,000 range, though we do accept requests for lower amounts. In exceptional cases we may consider requests up to $25,000. Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis and must be received a minimum of two months prior to your event.

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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. In 2019, and again in 2020, Group Health Foundation will invite proposals for funding. Through our open application process, the Foundation will make three-year, general operating grants to organizations throughout the state.

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