NEWS FLASH! The Pacific Hospital PDA recently changed the name of our grantmaking programs to the “Health Equity Fund.” We feel this more effectively describes our funding mission. You’ll see this reflected on all of our grant forms. Same program, same process, improved name!
Major Grant Opportunities
The Health Equity Fund, the grants program of the Pacific Hospital PDA, is offering interested non-profit or public organizations an opportunity to apply for funds to support efforts to eliminate disparities in access to health resources and/or improve health outcomes for underserved communities in King County.
The focus of the funds is to maintain and/or expand current funded programs or develop new programs whose goals are to eliminate disparities in access to health resources and/or improve health outcomes for underserved communities in King County.
Agencies can apply for grants ranging from a minimum of $50,000 to a maximum of $200,000. Health Equity Fund anticipates funding totaling $1,000,000 in this process, but reserves the right to increase or decrease the funding pool based on the quality of applications received. Organizations that are interested in applying for funds below $30,000 should consider applying for a Health Equity Fund Nimble Grant.
Applicants for the 2019 Major Grant are required to submit mandatory Letters of Intent by January 17, 2019. Based on the information provided in the Letter of Intent, the Health Equity Fund will determine which projects will be invited to submit full applications.
If your agency has already received funding from Pacific Hospital PDA during the 2018 Grant Process, you are ineligible to receive additional funding for the same program, but you may apply for funding for a different program.
If your agency received funding from Pacific Hospital PDA during the 2018 Major Grant Process, you are eligible for renewal funding through our separate 2019 Renewal Grant process. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
We strongly encourage all applicants to contact the Health Equity Fund prior to submitting an application with any questions regarding the grant process or how your application can best fit our criteria.
The Major Grant Application and Guidance are available on the Applying for Major Grants page.
Nimble Grant Opportunities
The Health Equity Fund announces a competitive Request for Proposals (RFP) process for the 2019 Nimble Grant. Grants will be awarded to programs and projects working to increase access to health resources and reduce health disparities among underserved populations in the Puget Sound region.
Agencies can apply for up to $30,000 in the Nimble Grant process. Funding can be used for short-term projects, infrastructure/capacity development, planning, technology improvement, training, or policy and advocacy work. Funding may be used as a bridge to support staff salaries during the project year only if there is a clear plan for ongoing future funding.
Agencies may submit applications for a Nimble Grant at any time. A total of $225,000 is available in funding for the 2019 calendar year.
The Nimble Grant Application and Guidance are available on the Applying for Nimble Grants page.