We’re happy to announce that Group Health Foundation is now Inatai Foundation. Our work to support communities advancing racial justice and equity across Washington State continues. Read the story behind our new name here.
Allow us to reintroduce ourselves:
We are now Inatai Foundation
Racial justice is our leading value
Inatai Foundation believes true equity is possible only when communities have decision-making power over the material conditions of their lives. Organizations and initiatives led by those affected by inequity have the best solutions for enacting real change. We are committed to realizing equity in Washington and ensuring that every choice we make as a foundation is aligned with our beliefs.
Community at the center
Communities most impacted by inequities must be at the center of solutions. In each of Washington’s 39 counties, Black, Indigenous, and other people of color; people with disabilities; members of the LGBTQIA+ community; immigrants and refugees; people living with low incomes; and many who hold several of these identities are leading transformative work. Our funding prioritizes their efforts.
Be part of our team
Inatai Foundation is relatively new, and we’re still building our team. See career opportunities.
Organizations we support
We fund community-based groups, fiscally sponsored projects, and tribal entities leading transformative work in Washington.
Read our 2021 Grantmaking Report
See an overview of the growing number of organizations we are supporting in our second full year of grantmaking.
Celebrating five years with Carmen Loh
March 25, 2023
When she started as finance and administrative director five years ago, Carmen remembers looking to philanthropic peers for guidance and thinking, “We are going to approach things differently. We need a policy that aligns with our organization values.”
Meet Trevor Iwata
April 12, 2023
Trevor Iwata is all about community and making space for others, values influenced by his grandfather’s experience of the life-altering power of community. Now, as a program associate, Trevor will have a hand in honoring that legacy and supporting a more community-powered Washington.
Meet Komal Sanklecha
April 18, 2023
Say hello to Komal Sanklecha! She’s a recent addition to our growing team who joins us as an investment operations analyst. Komal comes to Inatai from Seattle University’s Albers School of Business & Economics, where she completed a masters degree in finance. Learn more about Komal’s journey from India to Seattle in her profile.