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.


Julia says hello to a baby alpaca during a trip to Peru.

Meet Julia Reilly

Group Health Foundation welcomes Julia Reilly, our new investment associate, who will support the sourcing, due diligence, and monitoring of the Foundation’s investments in both public and private markets. Julia was most recently in D.C. working at the Smithsonian Institution, and is glad to be returning to the state where she grew up and be close to her family.Read More »

Traven visiting Vista House in the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area in 2018.

Meet Traven Joseph

We are excited to announce Traven Joseph as our first investment intern. Traven sees his time at the Foundation part of his learning, “I believe in providing for generations that come after you and creating long-term benefits for everyone, so when I heard that the Foundation has an investment team in-house who creates capital and reinvests that capital in communities, it really spoke to what I believe in and what I want to do.”Read More »

Black Lives Matter protesters in Spokane following the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis.

A liberated future starts with all of us in Washington

Building a just and liberated future starts with all of us in Washington. Group Health Foundation stands with those who are protesting police brutality and demanding community-designed solutions for public safety. Since we began grantmaking in 2019, we’ve had the incredible opportunity to fund Black-led organizations throughout the state. We are committed to showing up for them and their communities in this new civil rights era.  Read More »

Dawn visiting the Atlanta Botanical Garden with her friend, Anh.

Meet Dawn Wilson

Dawn joins as our investment operations director after spending two decades in accounting and investment operations for university endowments, first at University of Virginia and then more recently at Emory University. She’s looking forward to working with the investment team to ensure more grantees are receiving meaningful funding for their work.Read More »

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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 »