Trends 2014: Health

Health funding grew more than any other category, but is still far below national levels. 

As in previous Trends reports, national funders gave the highest proportion of dollars to health-related issues (22%). Northwest funders, by comparison, gave a relatively small proportion (11%) of overall dollars to health in 2012. However, comparing 180 funders who gave to the region in both 2010 and 2012, overall health dollars are on the rise—up 38% from $69 million to $95 million. This considerable increase was driven mainly by contributions to hospitals and health systems (+151%) for capital projects and medical research (+36%).

Issue Area Change in Funding from 2010