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2016 EHF Responsive Grant Cycle Is Now Closed

In support of our vision to transform Eastern Washington into the state’s healthiest region, we hold an annual open request for proposals, which we call our Responsive Grant Program.  This program is designed to address one-time, emergent needs in our seven counties, and any nonprofit serving our region can apply for up to $15,000.  

This year's Responsive Grant Cycle is now closed.

Our region includes the counties of Adams, Ferry, Lincoln, Pend Orville, Spokane, Stevens and Whitman, as well as the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation, Kalispel and Spokane Tribal Reservations. 

The total budget for the 2016 cycle is $200,000. 

For more infomation contact Christina Kamkosi at 509-919-3042 or christina@empirehealthfoundation.org.

EHF attends Providence Northeast Washington Hunger Coalition Gala

A handful of staff from EHF and our subsidiary Better Health Together attended the 2016 Providence Northeast Washington Hunger Coalition Gala Dinner and Auction Friday night in Colville!  EHF and Providence Board Member Mary Selecky emceed the event, which helps raise funding to support the Hunger Coalition's important work to stabilize emergency food distribution and address the root causes of hunger in Northeast Washington.  Check out the photos below!

EHF is proud to partner with the Hunger Coalition, who received a grant in 2015 to boost the delivery of fresh produce through its hunger relief network.

Celebrating Martin Luther King, Jr. Day!

EHF and our subsidiaries, Better Health Together and the Family Impact Network, saw Martin Luther King, Jr. Day as a day on, not off!  Our staff and colleagues spent the day marching in the annual MLK Day parade downtown and volunteering with local youth at the East Central Community Center.  Check out some photos and highlights from the day of service below!

Philanthropy 3.0 in Eastern Washington

With the holiday season in full swing, Eastern Washington is seeing an outpouring of charitable contributions to a variety of worthy causes, from health research to youth services to housing to arts.  From our perspective, the most impactful way to effectively use these community resources is to coordinate efforts and leverage partnerships, bringing different organizational expertise to bear on the complex opportunities we have in our community.  Check out our opinion article from Monday's Spokesman Review on their website, or download a PDF below, to learn more about what Philanthropy 3.0 looks like during the holiday season.

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Moving the Needle

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Check out this article (or download the PDF below) from the Spokesman featuring EHF president Antony Chiang and Spokane County United Way president Tim Henkel sharing their thoughts on how philanthropy can "move the needle" on today's toughest problems.  EHF's approach to philanthropy, which we call Philanthropy 3.0, focuses on making "adaptive, results-based investments" that create measurable, sustainable change in our communities.  We believe that greater, more lasting change can be achieved through creating strategic partnerships and leveraging shared resources.

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Learn more about Spokane County United Way's work on their website.

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