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.
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.
Childhood Obesity Prevention
Transforming the health of children one school lunch at a time.
Working to measurably prevent the occurrence of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs).
Transforming 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.Learn More
Latest News from EHF
Empire Health Foundation Announces New President, Zeke Smith
Empire Health Foundation’s (EHF) Board of Directors today announced that Zeke Smith has been named its new president. Smith will assume his new role on October 1, 2020. A Portland, Oregon native, Smith has more than 25 years of senior management and leadership experience.
All In WA matches donations to Eastern Washington COVID-19 Fund
Today, Innovia Foundation and Eastern Washington funding partners join in the launch of the statewide coordinated effort, All In WA, a movement for giving back and stepping up to help those who have been acutely affected by the COVID-19 crisis.
COVID-19 Response and Recovery Funds Accepting Applications through May 26
Innovia Foundation today announced a second round of grant funding available to community-based organizations engaged in COVID-19 response and recovery efforts. Approximately $800,000 will be awarded throughout a 20-county region of Eastern Washington and North Idaho.
COVID-19 Response and Recovery Funds Award $779,000 to 138 Organizations in Eastern Washington and North Idaho
Innovia Foundation today announced 138 grants totaling $779,000 from the COVID-19 Community Response and Recovery Funds for Eastern Washington and North Idaho.
Winter 2020 RFP Deadline Extended Until May 4
Given the circumstances around COVID-19, the Winter 2020 Rural Facilities Capital Grants Partnership Fund Request for Proposal's (RFP) deadline has been extended until 5 p.m. (PST) on Monday, May 4.
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.