Major Grant Opportunities
Agencies can apply for grants ranging from a minimum of $50,000 to a maximum of $200,000. The latest Major Grant Application and Guidance are available on the Applying for Major Grants page.
Organizations that are interested in applying for grants under $30,000 should consider applying for a Nimble Grant.
The Health Equity Fund Major Grant program funds programs focused on: (1) direct health-related service delivery; or (2) advocacy efforts to implement institutional change related to health.
The Health Equity Fund has established the following funding priorities:
• Projects that address cultural, linguistic, economic, and other access barriers to successful utilization of medical and other services.
• Projects that focus on ensuring access for underserved populations and communities to health resources and services. We are also interested in systemic barriers that give rise to inequitable accesProjects that provide services that are not paid for, in part or fully, under current available coverage programs.
• The PHPDA reviews focus areas every year. Although applications are not limited to the following focus areas, strong consideration will be given to projects that address one or more of the following:
• Provide health-related services and improve health access for communities of color, particularly focused on programs for African American, Latinx, and American Indian/Alaska Native communities
• Provide health-related services and improve health access and outcomes for geographically-underserved areas of King County, such as South King County and rural King County
• Provide health-related services and improve health access and outcomes for Immigrants and Refugees
• Provide health-related services and improve access to women’s and reproductive health
The Health Equity Fund does not fund capital projects. However, smaller, necessary capital items (i.e. computer equipment) will be considered as part of a larger project budget on a case-by-case basis.
Health Equity Fund grants cannot be used for lobbying.
Health Equity Fund is responsible for ensuring that funding is allocated to organizations that adhere to Pacific Hospital PDA mission and goals. To that end, projects funded under this application must adhere to the following fundamental Health Equity Fund principles:
• Address the needs of underserved populations;
• Build on an asset-based approach to community engagement and feedback
• Actively address the issues of systemic, structural, and institutional racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, income inequality, and other forms of discrimination that negatively impact healthcare delivery and health outcomes;
• Ensure access to existing and emerging health care resources for persons who might otherwise not be served by the health care system;
• Partner and collaborate with other organizations seeking to address similar health disparities; and
• Document outcomes to assess the effect of project resources in a manner that is measurable and feasible within the context of the grant.