Corporate Responsibility Symposium

May 17, 2017,
2:00pm to 4:30pm
Seattle, WA

Join Philanthropy Northwest and Seattle Foundation for a discussion about corporate social responsiblity strategies in our current social and political climate. Speakers will include leaders from Seattle-area corporations engaging in innovative practices to address global health challenges and support underserved communities locally, including veterans, immigrants and refugees.

Space is limited, please register by May 8.


How Health is an Issue for Democracy

May 19, 2016,
12:00pm to 1:00pm

In this webinar, Philanthropy for Active Civic Engagement will highlight two foundations focused primarily in the arenas of health and vitality, showcasing how and why they have integrated a civic strategy into their issue portfolios. They will share specific examples of how and why they’ve done this, and will discuss the benefits and challenges of positioning civic engagement and democracy building as a strategy for social good.


Community Risks, Assets and Adverse Childhood Experiences: Funder Workshop Exploring the Impact on Education

May 21, 2015,
10:30am to 2:30pm
SeaTac, Wash.
A new report led by Dr. Christopher Blodgett of Washington State University shows that the prevalence of adverse childhood experiences in a community can significantly impact the overall academic outcomes of children and youth. Join Philanthropy Northwest and Foundation for Healthy Generations for a rare, half-day briefing and discussion with the report's authors. We will explore the ramifications of the findings and discuss potential roles for the philanthropic community. This event is for funders only and is not open to the public.

Coalescing for Change: Foundation for Healthy Generations Conference

September 17, 2014, 8:00am PDT to September 19, 2014, 5:00pm PDT
Coalescing for Change - Foundations for Healthy Generations Conference
Foundation for Healthy Generations (formerly Comprehensive Health Education Foundation) will be celebrating 40 years of advancing health through education. We will be celebrating by bringing together local and national leaders, researchers and policymakers working at the leading edge of their fields towards transforming the community conditions for health.

Health in Housing: Exploring the Intersection Between Housing and Health Care

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This Oregon study, released by Enterprise Community Partners, explores the link between affordable housing and health care through the lens of several national health reform metrics: better connection to primary care, fewer emergency department visits, improved access to and quality of care, and lower costs.

Fertile Ground: Planting the Seeds for Native American Nutrition and Health Funders Roundtable

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The Fertile Ground: Planting the Seeds of Native Health Funders Roundtable, October 2015 in Minneapolis, brought together 41 major national, regional and tribal funders and federal and state funding agencies focused on exploring opportunities to address the challenges Native peoples face regarding food, nutrition and health. This report summarizes the key discussions and learnings at the roundtable, serving as a roadmap for new partnerships and investments.

Introducing the Group Health Community Foundation Board


Cory Sbarbaro, Group Health Community Foundation | We are pleased to introduce our new board of directors: a group of 16 individuals, reflective of the diverse perspectives and voices across Washington, who are committed to carrying on Group Health’s legacy of caring, innovation, excellence and equity. The board of directors has the incredible opportunity to engage communities across the state and determine the priorities and strategies that will shape the work of the foundation for years to come. This work begins in earnest later this month — when the board will gather for the first time to learn about each other, develop a shared understanding of the Group Health legacy, and explore the values and principles that will form the underpinnings of the board’s governance. more »

Introducing Group Health Community Foundation


Cory Sbarbaro, Group Health Community Foundation | On behalf of our interim board of directors, it is my pleasure to introduce Philanthropy Northwest's network to Group Health Community Foundation. GHCF’s formation as a 501(c)(4) nonprofit organization is one component of the proposed acquisition of Group Health Cooperative by Kaiser Permanente. If the acquisition is approved by Washington state regulators and completed, Kaiser Permanente will provide approximately $1.8 billion to fund this new health foundation. We look forward to deepening our connections within the Philanthropy Northwest network in the coming years. more »