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.


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 »

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 »

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

Until Feb. 1, 2023, we were Group Health Foundation. This post was written under our former identity. To learn more about our new name, read our announcement here. 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. GranteesRead 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 »