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We’re just getting started

We’re both excited and humbled by this incredible opportunity to partner with communities to reimagine the ways health is fostered across our state. Our programs and grantmaking will be shaped by community aspirations for a healthy, vibrant Washington.

We are starting with significant resources from Kaiser Permanente’s acquisition of Group Health Cooperative, making us one of the largest foundations in the country focused on health equity. We plan to move forward thoughtfully and gradually, ensuring we are responsible stewards of the assets with which we’ve been entrusted.

As a learning organization, we will spend time engaging community members and organizations across the state to inform our priorities and create a framework for action. Following a thorough and open process, we aim to initiate our grantmaking, advocacy, and other programmatic efforts in late 2019 or early 2020.

The Momentum Fund

For the past 30 years, donors in the community supported the work of Group Health Cooperative. Since 2008, thanks to these donors, nearly $7 million in grants have been made to organizations and public health jurisdictions across the state to support childhood immunizations and related endeavors. These efforts endure through our Momentum Fund.