The Community Hope mural organized by poet Jordan Chaney is a large red rose breaking through concrete, and covers the side of a bakery in downtown Pasco.

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Group Health Foundation

Early insights from grantees as they lead through COVID-19

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Group Health Foundation created the Equitable Response and Recovery Fund to support organizations directly serving and representing Washington communities who are most vulnerable during this outbreak. As we are all working to figure out our best roles during this time of uncertainty, we talked with 40 grantees and share their insights and solutions for addressing immediate needs.Read More »

Drone photo of downtown Pasco area

Our next office location

We have great news: Group Health Foundation is opening an office in Pasco. Our staff have visited Pasco and the greater Tri-Cities several times during the past 18 months, much of it documented in our report, A Year on the Road. We have enjoyed beginning to build relationships here, and are grateful to community members who took time to share their experiences and aspirations during our visits.Read More »

Group Health Foundation

Reflecting on our first Community Learning Grants to support powerful community-led work across Washington

We are excited to announce $15 million in Community Learning Grants to 75 organizations and projects throughout Washington that are leading community-defined efforts to advance equity. Grantees were selected following review of almost 700 applications. Grants range from $150,000 to $225,000 (divided over three years) to support organizations and fiscally-sponsored projects with flexible, unrestricted funds.Read More »

Fautimah and her cat, Pierre

Meet Fautimah El-Mehrik

Fautimah is eager to come on board as the office coordinator for Group Health Foundation and apply her lived experiences and educational background to help advance health equity in Washington State. Growing up biracial and Muslim, Fautimah’s personal experiences led her on a path to equity and social justice work.Read More »

Eddie looks forward to taking weekend trips with his partner and exploring new corners of the great Northwest.

Meet Eduardo Moreno

Eduardo (Eddie) most recently worked with Northwest Health Foundation, where he built deep connections across Oregon and Southwest Washington. For Eddie, centering authentic relationships has been the most rewarding part of his work, and something he hopes to continue at Group Health Foundation.Read More »