Pacific Hospital Preservation & Development Authority: The Health Equity Fund Announces 2021 Nimble Grant Opportunities


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.


Funding Priorities

The Pacific Hospital PDA has adopted 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.

  • Projects that provide services and/or increase access to services among populations and communities who are not eligible to receive services under the Affordable Care Act.

  • Projects that provide services that are not paid for, in part or fully, under currently available coverage programs.

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 and outcomes for African-Americans

  • 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 people experiencing homelessness and/or housing instability

  • Provide health-related services and improve health access and outcomes for Immigrants and Refugees

  • Incorporate advocacy efforts to implement institutional change related to health.

The Pacific Hospital PDA does not fund capital projects. However, we will consider smaller, necessary capital items (i.e. computer equipment) as part of a larger project budget on a case-by-case basis.

Pacific Hospital PDA funds cannot be used for lobbying.


Funding Principles

The Health Equity Fund, the grants program of the Pacific Hospital PDA, is responsible for ensuring that funding is allocated to organizations that adhere to the Pacific Hospital PDA’s mission and goals. To that end, projects funded under this application should adhere to the following fundamental Pacific Hospital PDA principles:

  • Address the needs of underserved populations;

  • 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 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.