Health and Medical Grants in Washington
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Supporting Our Communities
We care deeply about the communities where we live and work. That’s why we support programs and organizations that address unmet medical needs, help students grow through STEM education, and deliver basic human services to our neighbors.
For all community giving applications, we strongly urge you to submit your application at least 12 weeks in advance of the date of required funding
Addressing Unmet Needs
Each year, we work with nonprofit partners to improve access to treatment, eliminate health disparities and promote healthy lifestyles throughout our communities.
Neighbors help neighbors. Together with our nonprofit partners, Bristol-Myers Squibb works to improve access to treatment and eliminate health disparities for those that live in and around the communities we also call home. Working with our nonprofit partners, we’re able to provide programs that address the health challenges of our underserved citizens.
Improving Science Education
Because today’s students will discover tomorrow’s medicines, we’re committed to improving science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) studies in schools and community organizations.
Science and technology are at the core of everything we do. We're always eager to open young minds to the exciting possibilities of both. Through grants and other programs, we've introduced students to genetics, robotics, engineering, alternative energy, and environmental science. Our employees also serve on advisory boards at career academies and two- and four-year colleges.
We're improving science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education in the communities where our employees work and live.
Helping People In Need
Through philanthropy, volunteerism and partnerships, we provide essential human needs to the our hungry, homeless, elderly and underserved citizens.
- Feeding the Hungry: Bristol-Myers Squibb provides volunteer and financial support to groups that help feed families.
- Fighting Homelessness: Bristol-Myers Squibb is proud to assist a number of organizations working to provide shelter and other necessities to those suffering from homelessness
- A Helping Hand for the Elderly and Homebound: With limited mobility and financial resources, elderly people that live alone often require help with the simplest tasks of daily lif
Kaiser Foundation Health Plan Inc
NOTE: Grant applications are solicited either by invitation or through periodic requests for proposals from community organizations whose work aligns with our community health programming and what have been determined to be the high-priority health needs in communities we serve.
Founded in 1945, Kaiser Permanente is recognized as one of America’s leading health care providers and nonprofit health plans. We currently serve 12.5 million members in 8 states and the District of Columbia.
Care for members and patients is focused on their total health and guided by their personal Permanente Medical Group physicians, specialists, and team of caregivers. Our expert and caring medical teams are empowered and supported by industry-leading technology advances and tools for health promotion, disease prevention, state-of-the-art care delivery, and world-class chronic disease management.
We are dedicated to care innovations, clinical research, health education, health equity, and improving community health.
Kaiser Permanente exists to provide high-quality, affordable health care services and to improve the health of our members and the communities we serve.
Kaiser Permanente's mission is to provide high-quality, affordable health care and improve the health of our members and the communities we serve. One way we deliver on our mission is to partner with local community organizations whose missions are aligned with ours.
The Albertsons Companies Foundation
NOTE: We review applications monthly. At the close of the application process, it typically takes us at least 2 WEEKS to review and get back to you.
Our Foundation supports causes that impact our customers’ lives. Our stores provide the opportunity to mobilize funding and create awareness in our neighborhoods through our employees’ passion, partnerships with our vendors and the generous contributions by our customers.
Carefully directing contributions, we work in collaboration with local organizations and seek to improve the quality of life in the communities we serve. We take pride in ensuring that the vast majority of the funds we raise stays in local communities and reflects what is important to our customers and employees.
About Our Foundation
The Foundation is made up of 12 brands – we are registered as the Albertsons Companies Foundation and do business as each of the 12 brands listed here.
We actively seek out organizations that are working with the community and making an impact for our shoppers.
Grant Funding Guidelines for Portland*
*Portland includes the following areas: Portland, OR and SW Washington
The Albertsons Companies and Safeway Foundations funds organizations that strengthen the neighborhoods we serve. Please see below for our guidelines and other important information on our grants process.
We support nonprofit organizations whose mission is aligned with our priority areas:
Health and Human Services
We believe that all people deserve access to essential human services and that the health of our community starts with the health of our neighbors. Therefore, we sponsor organizations that are engaged in medical research. We contribute to financing medical research programs that improve the lives of our neighbors, particularly those who traditionally have little or no access to care.
We focus, among other health-related causes, on Cancer Research and organizations that:
- Increase the number of patients enrolled in cancer trials
- Increase the number of patients who gained access to cancer preventative testing
- Increase the number of patients given access to alternative medicine for cancer
We believe that a cure will be found and that our careful allocation of funds will be a catalyst in the process.
As one of the largest grocery retailers in North America, we find that supporting hunger relief programs is a natural fit for us. We’re proud to be one of the largest contributors to food banks and hunger-relief programs in the neighborhoods we serve.
In addition, we are proud supporters of Hunger Is, a proprietary program working to eradicate childhood hunger in America. With 1 in 5 children in America, in our neighborhoods, not knowing where their next meal will come from, it is a big problem and we are well positioned to create a ground swelling of support to ensure that no child will go hungry.
In partnership with the Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF), Hunger Is raises awareness, engages volunteers and raises funds to support innovative and effective programs throughout the country focused on ensuring every child in America has access to a healthy breakfast.
- Children in American are suffering. Our children. Hunger is robbing them of their childhood.
- For a child in America, possibilities should be limitless. We teach our children to aim high…to reach for the stars. The hopes for our future rest on our children’s shoulders; our continued prosperity becomes their responsibility.
Yet within the borders of our country, the limits of our cities, the blocks of our neighborhoods, the walls of our schools, a lack of nourishment is eroding our children’s potential.
That is not someone else’s problem. It is ours to solve. We can all do something to undo childhood hunger.
We will not let their opportunities to succeed be diminished by hunger. Empty stomachs will not determine who they will be and what they can accomplish.
Each and every one of us will take responsibility for the children who are hungry in our neighborhoods. They are our children. Yours and mine. They belong to us and we refuse to ignore a problem that has existed for so long in a country with so much bounty and excess.
Every boy and girl should be able to dream big and make those dreams a reality.
We will take ownership of hunger here. By investing our time, energy and resources, we can be part of the solution to end childhood hunger. We can fill bellies. Turn fear into hope. Opportunities to succeed will no longer be diminished by a problem that is within our power to solve.
We will do whatever it takes to assure that no child in America will ever have to say, “Hunger Is Me”.
Youth and Education
We believe that every student should have access to education that prepares them to succeed in school and life. We believe that investing in education creates a foundation for a better future for all of us. We support programs that encourage a child’s success in a safe environment and that foster learning in all subjects, including after-school activities as well as other interventions.
Our funding is specifically for K-12 education in schools and in out-of-school organizations that increase test scores, classroom performance and/or attendance.
We are proud to recognize the enormous sacrifice made by our Veterans, especially those who are injured while defending the freedoms we all enjoy. We are specifically focused on recent Veterans for post-September 11th conflicts. We raise funds and focus our donations to organizations working in our neighborhoods to:
- Support Veterans as they gain access to civilian employment
- Provide access to health care and support groups for our Veterans and their families
- Support the families of fallen heroes
Working with national and community-based organizations to reach our neighbor Veterans, we believe that their sacrifice and service should be honored and we aim to ease the transition back into civilian life.
Supporting Diversity and Inclusion of All Abilities
We believe that all people should have equal opportunity to live a healthy and full life, regardless of ability.
Over the years we’ve supported many organizations that transform the lives of millions of people with a range of special needs including the Muscular Dystrophy Association, Easter Seals, Special Olympics, and a range of community-based employment and job coaching organizations focused on serving people with disabilities. We fund organizations that:
- Provide access for children to ability-specific camps
- Help individuals receive specialty services
- Give people employment training and help to gain employment
- Provide people with care and treatment
We continue to fund organizations that assist our neighbors to live healthier lives and reach their full potential, regardless of ability.
Outside of a specific RFP, a first-time funded organization will typically receive a grant of $1,000-$5,000. Once we have some history with an organization, we will entertain a request at a higher value.
Pacificsource Foundation for Health Improvement
Promoting Health Equity since 1992
The PacificSource Foundation for Health Improvement is an independent, private foundation, not connected to any PacificSource entity. We are focused on finding ways to improve access to high-quality healthcare for everyone—with an emphasis on helping under-served and vulnerable populations. Serving communities statewide in Oregon, Idaho, Montana, and within the following areas of Washington State: Clark, Pierce, and Spokane Counties.
At the PacificSource Foundation for Health Improvement, we believe everyone should have opportunities for a healthy life and community—regardless of resources, circumstances, or identity. We seek to advance equity, honor diversity, and foster inclusion throughout our work. This, in alignment with our values, we're able to learn from, collaborate with, and foster the inherent power of the communities with which we partner.
Our primary aim: Advancing health equity through strategies that increase access to healthcare and eliminate health disparities for marginalized people and communities.
Funding Priority Areas
- Access to healthcare services for vulnerable and underserved populations
- Direct Healthcare Services – Mental/Behavioral Health, Medical, Dental
- Indirect/Support Services – Peer Support, Traditional/Community Health Workers, Navigation, etc.
- Prevention of health inequities through clinical and community-driven solutions, including interventions that advance equity and improve the health and well-being for those experiencing health disparities.
- Infant and maternal health- – i.e. home visiting programs, developmental screening promotion, lactation support, etc.
- Early childhood and parent education – i.e. ACEs (Adverse Childhood Experiences) prevention, developmentally appropriate parent education, protective factors
- Supportive housing– Specifically focused on co-located services, permanent supportive housing (program, not capital), and services that aim to improve health within a housing context.
- Nutrition access and education – i.e. nutrition support and education to promote overall health, prevent negative health outcomes, or treat disease.
- Building resilience– Healing-centered, community driven solutions that strengthen the resilience of marginalized people and communities. i.e. non-clinical behavioral health, accessibility, LGBTQ+, youth development, social connection, and climate-related health impacts.
NOTE: If you are a new applicant or have been declined for funding in the past year, please submit a proposal letter that summarizes your project. Those proposal letters that fit our current priorities move on to the second step. The Foundation accepts proposal letters all year. It my take up to six months from the arrival of a proposal letter to approval of a formal grant application by the Foundation’s Board of Directors. Deadlines for formal applications are listed above.
Giving Back to Our Community
For more than 74 years the Baker family owned and published the Tacoma News Tribune. In 1986 Elbert sold The Tacoma News Tribune to McClatchy Newspapers. Taking $1.5 million from the sale of the News Tribune, he established The Baker Trust and Foundation in 1987 to provide funding for Tacoma youth programs, arts and education. “Tacoma did so much for my father; he just wanted to give something back,” said Elbert’s daughter, Martine, a former director.
In 1995 Elbert Baker died, leaving his family to continue the labor of love he had begun. Elbert loved the city of Tacoma, its people, and its institutions. His vision for the Foundation was that it should provide a legacy of fine arts, education, and health institution funding for the community, emphasizing programs for youth. The trust grows each year by about $100,000 in assets and it disperses at least five percent of its total annually. Recipients are determined by the Baker Foundation board, family members who each contribute to the trust financially.
Supporting the Future
The Baker Foundation has provided funding for the Tacoma Symphony Orchestra, children’s art programs, local theater, and many annual events. The Baker Foundation Scholarship is awarded each year to seniors graduating from Tacoma high schools who show academic and civic merit. The Frank S. Baker Center is home to Day Surgery of Tacoma and other medical treatment facilities. The Sprague Building was rededicated as The Betye Martin Baker Human Service Center in 1995 after a major gift from Elbert Baker made complete renovation of the building possible.
The Baker Foundation is dedicated to preserving and furthering the vision of its founder through many years ahead. Like Elbert H. Baker II, the Foundation is a dynamic yet quiet influence in the community he loved. The people and institutions of Tacoma and Pierce County will continue to benefit from his vision for many generations.
Average Grant Amount
Program Grants average between $2,500 and $10,000. Capital Grants and Endowment Grants are $25,000 each.
Glaser Foundation Inc
The Glaser Foundation's Board of Directors is currently focusing on direct-line services, mainly to children and the elderly.
Grant Focus Areas
The roots of the Foundation’s Medical funding began when Paul Glaser sponsored a bed at Swedish Medical Center for low income patients. As medical funding models changed through the advent of Medicare and Medicaid, the Foundation’s support adapted to support immediate needs, hospital programs, and cutting-edge research. Through the Medical category, the Foundation funds innovative research and direct clinical services to low income residents of King County.
Services to Children with Disabilities
The Foundation makes grants to 501(c)(3) organizations that provide Services to Children with Disabilities with a particular focus on early intervention programs that address the needs of children from birth to five years old. Requests that address the needs of children from birth to twenty-one years will be also be considered.
Education requests should share the goal of keeping kids excited about school and addressing the underlying conditions that contribute to the drop-out rate. Programs may include after school programs from the elementary level through community college and vocational programs are viewed favorably.
Services to the Elderly
The focus of the Services to the Elderly requests should be to enrich the lives of the elderly, particularly economically disadvantaged seniors. Grant requests that seek to address the physical needs, isolation, lack of mobility, and lack of intellectual stimulation will be considered. The Foundation prefers to fund direct line services, not large capital campaigns, and is supportive of new innovative programs and organizations.
Services to Children and Families from Disadvantaged Backgrounds
The focus of this category is to address challenges stemming from or contributing to poverty and economic insecurity. Grants will support programs that target food, shelter and clothing needs as well as domestic violence, addiction and homelessness.
Services to At-Risk Youth
Grants in this category seek to address systematic issues that keep youth vulnerable to interrupted education, homelessness, sex trafficking as well as addressing the needs of youth in foster care.
Public Interest Registry
.ORG Impact Awards
Now in its fifth year, the 2023 .ORG Impact Awards (OIAs) recognizes and rewards those who have achieved meaningful success, often overcoming difficult challenges with few resources. These people and organizations work tirelessly – together – in pursuit of their missions – not for recognition or financial gain, but to simply make the world a better place.
Nominations are open and if successful, your nomination submission will win the award for your nominee so don’t underestimate its importance.
- Health and Healing: Recognizes an organization or individual who is dedicated to providing health and wellness resources to the community including education and awareness, vaccine development, equitable distribution of medical supplies, and mental health resources.
- Quality Education for All: Recognizes an organization or individual for contributions in providing education for all, without regard to race, gender, or financial status.
- Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: Recognizes an organization or individual for efforts toward furthering diversity, equity, and inclusion in society through creation of policies, programs, and initiatives that address systemic challenges and historic injustices.
- Environmental Stewardship: Recognizes an organization or individual that works to combat the increased threats to our environment and promotes responsible consumption and environmental sustainability in communities around the world.
- Hunger and Poverty: Recognizes an organization or individual who has made significant contributions and innovations in the fight to end hunger, alleviate poverty, and reduce resource inequalities on a local, national, or global scale.
- Community Building: Recognizes an organization or individual whose efforts have contributed to changing or enhancing the lives of those in the community the nominee serves, whether on a local, national, or global level.
- Rising Star: Recognizes an individual under the age of 25 by December 31, 2023, who has created a positive impact in their community through leadership on a project, platform, task, or campaign.
- The .ORG Impact Awards .ORG of the Year - Recognizes an organization or individual for outstanding achievement as evidenced by results and/or contributions to its sector, constituents, community or society at large. The finalists in the other seven categories are automatically eligible for this award.
- As the .ORG of the Year award will be selected by PIR, no submissions or nominations for this category will be accepted.
Why Submit an Entry
- Receive a Significant Cash Donation
- This year, we’ve increased donation amounts and expanded the donations to include finalists. We will provide winning .ORGs up to a $50,000 USD contribution to the nonprofit of their choice.
- .ORG of the Year – $40,000 USD
- Category Winners – $10,000 USD
- Category Finalists (non-winners) – $2,500 USD
- This year, we’ve increased donation amounts and expanded the donations to include finalists. We will provide winning .ORGs up to a $50,000 USD contribution to the nonprofit of their choice.
- Drive Community Reach and Support
- Show the world how your .ORG is impacting the community! Build support, generate funding, and rally others to your cause. Serve as a shining example to others who are striving to make a better world for us all.
- Receive a Prestigious Award and Attend Our Awards Ceremony
- Proudly display your custom .ORG Impact Award and dedicated digital logo mark to let the world know that your organization is achieving amazing results and making a difference. Finalists will be invited to attend our in-person gala in Washington DC (including travel and accommodations)!
- Raise Awareness and Your Profile
- Finalists and winners will be featured across a variety of .ORG platforms throughout the year, including videos, articles, social posts, and more! We’ve expanded our programs to focus more attention on award finalists and winners than ever before!
NOTE: We encourage organizations who are approaching us for the first time to follow the For Grant Seekers steps outlined above. By submitting the Organization Information Form, you allow us to review your goals and missions to determine if you qualify for partner status and an invitation to submit a proposal. We will accept and review Organization Form data from January 1 - August 31.
What We Fund
To maximize the impact of our financial support, the Foster Foundation cultivates long-term partnerships with organizations whose work aligns with our priority funding issues. By identifying well run nonprofit programs with the vision and capacity to get things done, we continue to make sound investments in the people, communities and future of the Pacific Northwest.
Building strong communities benefits all of us. Improving community life encompasses not only meeting critical needs such as food, housing, healthcare, education and employment, but also enriching community spirt and well-being through the support of artistic expression, cultural programs and sports/recreational opportunities.
We seek to identify and fund under-resourced opportunities to make a difference in these four areas:
Social Services/ Human Welfare
We fund emergency and critical human services that support people and families in need. This includes food, emergency/transitional housing, job/life's skills training, counseling and other resources and opportunities that build economic self-reliance.
We support innovative programs that improve literacy, learning and academic success for all ages. Training, tutoring, mentoring and enrichment programs are examples of our outreach in this area.
Medical Research, Treatment & Care
We provide funding for promising medical research to aid in the understanding, treatment and prevention of diseases. The Foundation also supports hospice care as well as HIV/AIDs research and education.
We nurture the spirt and well-being of Northwest communities by supporting cultural, artistic and recreational activities that engage all ages and populations. Foundation grants help sustain arts organizations and programs that express and grow the creative imagination. We also support community sports/recreational programs, centers and activities that promote health, well-being and teamwork.
With both family and business roots in the Pacific Northwest, The Foster Foundation takes a regional approach to giving. We target our funding to assist nonprofits engaged in our priority funding concerns within Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana and Alaska.
In addressing the founders' original intent, the Foundation will expand our philanthropy into smaller, more diverse communities within this five state area over the coming years. We will continue to support existing grantees. But, we desire to learn about and fund other pioneering initiatives and nonprofit programs that address the underserved and disadvantaged segments of this population―especially children, women and seniors.
Inukai Family Foundation
The Inukai Family Foundation was established in honor of Richard Michael “Dick” Inukai.
Born May 25, 1943 to Tom and Mecha Inukai in a Japanese internment camp in Tule Lake, California, Dick’s parents moved to Hood River while he was an infant, and later relocated the family to Portland where his father owned a gasoline service station. A graduate of Madison High School, Dick joined the Marine Corps where he served four years as a reserve. Eventually, Dick’s love of cars drove him into the automobile industry in 1962 when he took his first job with a local auto dealership as a salesperson. Dick quickly established himself as a top salesman and worked his way up the ladder. Inukai found his way into ownership with his first auto franchise at the young age of 30.
Coming to Hillsboro in the early 1970’s, Inukai later acquired what is now known as Dick’s Country Chrysler Jeep Dodge and in 1994 became a full partner in Dick’s Mackenzie Ford. Hard work, honesty and integrity were the foundation of Dick’s business dealings which quickly endeared him to the local business community. Dick’s philosophy on running his business was simply never asking anyone to do something he would not do himself. Inukai devoted much of his work in the community to dozens of organizations with causes that impact children, such as providing books and readers to elementary schools through Operation Outreach; providing food, gifts and adopt-a-family coordination during the holidays for the Domestic Violence Resource Center; and with Hillsboro Parks and Recreation.
Areas of Support
The Foundation supports the legacy of Richard M. (Dick) Inukai to help make society better by supporting organizations serving children, underprivileged youth, minorities, seniors, health care and education. The Foundation funding priorities are: Education; Community and Social Services; and Health Care and Medical Research.
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