Empire Health Foundation boldly advances health equity in eastern Washington and beyond. As collaborators, we pursue innovative solutions and transform systems to improve health and quality of life.
We invest in programs that aim to reduce—and ultimately eliminate—disparities that are adversely impacting marginalized and under-resourced children, families and communities in eastern Washington.
Improving the quality of life for our region’s older adults by fostering independence, dignity and respect OR Transforming the health of older adults with integrated medication management and health coaching.
Native American Health
Supporting tribal communities as they work to heal from their intergenerational trauma
Assisting our region’s nonprofit organizations with grant writing, training and technical assistance OR Leveraging funds to build capacity and grow resources in the region.
Childhood Obesity Prevention
Transforming the health of children one school lunch at a time OR Helping regional school district partners transform their school meal programs.
Working to measurably prevent the occurrence of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs).
Transform the health of our region through collaborative partnerships.
Who We Serve
We commit to making health equity the foundation of our work. Our organization is striving to understand and effectively address health equity needs by collaborating with community leaders and organizations, leveraging resources, and building local capacity to measurably and sustainability improve the health of all people.See All Whom We Serve
Latest News from EHF
Eastern Washington Funders Launch COVID-19 Community Response Fund to Address Immediate and Long-Term Needs of Communities
A coalition of philanthropic, government, and business partners has joined together to create a COVID-19 Response Fund that will rapidly deploy resources to community-based organizations at the frontlines of the region’s coronavirus outbreak in Eastern Washington.
Office Closure and COVID-19 Update from EHF
As an organization supporting the health of people in Eastern Washington, Empire Health Foundation (EHF) is committed to helping slow the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) to reduce the risk to our more vulnerable populations. Beginning Monday, March 16, our staff are working remotely from their homes, with full access to information and technologies to continue supporting the work of our partners and to respond to our region’s immediate needs arising from the coronavirus outbreak.
Winter 2020 Rural Facilities Capital Grants Partnership Fund RFP Now Open
The Winter 2020 Rural Facilities Capital Grants Partnership Fund Request for Proposal (RFP) is now open. Empire Health Foundation is proud to partner with Premera Blue Cross on this four-year Fund, which is intended to support the advancement of quality healthcare in under-resourced communities by making grants to hospitals, outpatient clinics, and other healthcare providers in rural areas of Washington State.
Eastern Washington Schools Make Meals Healthier
“Tackling childhood obesity was our first strategic initiative as an organization. And what was particularly exciting, while challenging at times, was the opportunity to design a program from the ground up and hand-in-hand with our school district partners, fine-tuning and adjusting along the way to incorporate a framework that meets the true needs of today’s school food systems,” said Laura Martin, senior program associate at Empire Health Foundation
Changing the Face of Health Care
Empire Health Foundation supports WSU Health Sciences in its ongoing efforts to increase number of Natives in health education, health care practice.