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Washington Funding & Opportunities

Sunderland Foundation Grants
Supports capital improvement and one-time special projects in the areas of higher education, human services, arts and culture, and healthcare and hospitals. Grants have been awarded in rural areas.
Geographic coverage: Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, Arkansas, Iowa, Idaho, Oregon, Washington, Utah, and Montana.
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Sunderland Foundation
Washington J-1 Visa Waiver Program
Offers a J-1 Visa waiver to foreign physicians who commit to serving for 3 years in an underserved area of Washington, allowing them to remain in the United States.
Geographic coverage: Washington
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsors: Washington State Department of Health, Washington State Office of Rural Health
Washington Rural Broadband Program
Low interest loan or loan/grant packages to build infrastructure to provide high-speed, open-access broadband service to rural underserved communities in Washington for the purpose of community economic development.
Geographic coverage: Washington
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Washington State Department of Commerce
Western Professional Student Exchange Program
Program that allows students in specific western states and territories to enroll in selected out-of-state professional healthcare programs and pay reduced tuition.
Geographic coverage: 15 Western states, as well as U.S. Pacific Territories and Freely Associated States
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education
WWAMI AHEC Scholars Program
A multidisciplinary certificate program for health professions students that offers opportunities for hands-on training, experience in rural and underserved communities, and networking with other students and professionals. The WWAMI Area Health Education Center Network serves Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana, and Idaho.
Geographic coverage: Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Washington, Wyoming
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: WWAMI Area Health Education Center Program
Union Pacific Foundation Community Ties Giving Program: Local Grants Inactive
Grants to nonprofits to support direct services and capacity building efforts aimed at improving the quality of life in communities served by Union Pacific in the areas of safety, workforce development, community spaces, and local needs. Special emphasis is given to programs and organizations that advance the diversity, equity, and inclusion of underrepresented populations in target communities.
Geographic coverage: Communities in 23 states served by Union Pacific
Application Deadline: Jul 31, 2021
Sponsor: Union Pacific Foundation
Premera Rural Mental Health Initiative: Expanding Access to Evidence-Based Mental Health Treatment in Washington and Alaska Inactive
Training, coaching, and financial assistance for primary care clinics in rural areas of Washington and Alaska designed to expand access to mental health treatment and integrate evidence-based mental health services into primary care settings.
Geographic coverage: Alaska and Washington
Application Deadline: Jul 23, 2021
Sponsors: Premera Blue Cross, University of Washington AIMS Center
Arcora Foundation Transformation Grants Inactive
Grants to nonprofit organizations in the state of Washington in the form of capital funding to increase access to dental care or operational funding to test innovative oral health delivery strategies that address social determinants of health.
Geographic coverage: Washington
Application Deadline: Jul 1, 2021
Sponsor: Arcora Foundation
Western COVID-19 Response Grant Inactive
Funding for Native nonprofits and tribal programs, with a focus on general support for Native-led programs, assisting with virtual operations and PPE to keep staff and constituents safe, and helping native youth and elders cope with the mental health effects of COVID-19.
Geographic coverage: Available in 14 western states.
Application Deadline: Jun 24, 2021
Sponsors: First Nations Development Institute, May and Stanley Smith Charitable Trust
Washington Community Learning Grants Inactive
Core support (or general operating support) grants for community-based organizations in Washington working to improve health equity by dismantling systemic barriers and fostering community well-being. Rural and tribal organizations are a priority.
Geographic coverage: Washington
Application Deadline: May 6, 2021
Sponsor: Group Health Foundation

Last Updated: 9/10/2021