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.


Jay with his spouse, Cornelia, on the island of O’ahu during their 25th wedding anniversary celebration

Meet Jay Thomas

In his 25-year career in nonprofits, Jay Thomas has held nearly every job, including receptionist and board member. “Program officer is the only role I haven’t had, which made this opportunity that much more intriguing,” says Jay, who recently joined the Foundation.Read More »

Kayla and her brother Alfred show their grandma some love during a family gathering in Tacoma’s Wright Park in 2018. Kayla and her brother Alfred show their grandma some love during a family gathering in Tacoma’s Wright Park in 2018.

Meet Kayla Davis

Kayla Davis is our newest program associate and will be based in our Tacoma office when it opens later next year. Born and raised in Tacoma by parents and grandparents who also have long histories in Pierce County, Kayla often says that “we are nothing without our community.”Read More »

NUIFC elevates civic power of urban Natives through census and voter outreach

“We have more power when we come together and we are better together,” said Janeen Comenote, founding executive director of the National Urban Indian Family Coalition. The coalition is funding 20 urban Native organizations, including eight in Washington State, to support outreach to Native people and ensure they are counted in the 2020 Census.Read More »

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 »

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 »