responsive grants

2016 Responsive Grant Applications Currently Under Review

Thank you to everyone who submitted an application for our 2016 Responsive Grant Cycle! Applications are currently under review, and applicants can expect a notification of our decisions on July 28th. This competitive grant cycle is designed to address one-time, emergent needs in our seven counties including the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation, Kalispel and Spokane Tribal Reservations. Any nonprofit serving our region can apply for up to $15,000.

 This year we received a total of 110 applications, requesting a total amount of $1.3 million. Since our first grant cycle in 2010, we have supported 240 different programs with a total funding amount of $2.75 million dollars. Curious about what those projects look like? Click here to see a list of our 2015 Responsive Grant Awardees and the projects they implemented.

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

Spokane Police Activities League featured at Spokane Parks Foundation Board Meeting

As many community members already know, we proudly announced the results of our 2015 Responsive Grants Cycle earlier this month.  One of our funded projects, the Spokane Police Activities League, which looks to engage potential at-risk youth with positive athletic, academic, and community service programs that will help secure their path toward a healthy, successful, and prosperous adulthood, was featured at a Spokane Parks Foundation Board Meeting on August 13.  Samuel Selinger, a member of both the EHF and Spokane Parks Foundation Boards, presented a brief overview of the project.  Take a look at the video below to learn more about this wonderful program!

2015 Responsive Grants Update

Empire Health Foundation’s Responsive Grant Program is designed to address one-time, emergent needs within its seven-county service area, which also includes the Colville, Kalispel, and Spokane Indian Reservations. After receiving 109 applications totaling $1.3 million in funding requests, EHF’s 2015 Responsive Grants Program supported 31 projects totaling $254,695.

Funded Projects Per County

The map below shows the number of funded projects per county, and the boxes highlight some examples of funded projects.

2015 Rural Aging Responsive Cycle

In addition to the 31 projects listed above, EHF provided an additional $160,000 in support of 17 projects in Adams, Ferry, Lincoln, Pend Oreille, Stevens, and Whitman Counties through its inaugural Rural Aging Responsive Grant Cycle.  These projects are designed to help older adults living outside of Spokane live full, meaningful lives with independence and dignity.

Download a PDF summary of projects funded through our 2015 Responsive Grant Cycles below, and visit our Seek Funding page for more information!


Journal of Business Highlights 2015 EHF Responsive Grant Award Recipients


EHF extends a big thanks to the Journal of Business for highlighting our 2015 Responsive Grants Program!  This year we received 109 applications for a total of $1.3 million in funding, and we were able to grant $255,000 to 31 projects throughout our seven counties.  Check out the Journal of Business' Morning Edition below for a snippet of funded projects, and stay tuned for a full report on our 2015 Responsive Grant Program!