We believe in the power of partnerships to Effect change in our communities.

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Northwest Health Foundation has been a true partner, adding insight, connections and leadership.
— Dan Field, Kaiser Permenante

That goes for philanthropic partnerships, too.

Northwest Health Foundation is a trusted resource, thought partner and connector for philanthropic organizations, nonprofit health conversions and donors interested in making an impact.

You can count on us to take calculated risks that connect to a larger purpose and deliver a strong return on investment for our partners and the health of our communities. We are your eyes and ears on the ground, sharing our deep issue expertise to achieve results. We provide stellar financial performance, management and reporting.

We currently work in large philanthropic partnerships, such as the donor-advised Kaiser Permanente Community Fund, along with smaller partnerships and funds.

Services and Financials

Northwest Health Foundation is an experienced partner in helping donors and organizations have an impact. We're a sound financial steward and conduct and post our financial audits annually. Read more about our services and financials here.

Current partnerships & funds

Advancing Disability Justice. Advancing Disability Justice is a partnership between Northwest Health Foundation and The Collins Foundation. Our goals for Advancing Disability Justice include supporting disabled leaders of color in Oregon and Southwest Washington, building disability justice understanding and support in racial justice organizations, and advancing Northwest Health Foundation’s long-term goal to build civic engagement capacity and leadership toward a reflective democracy.

Health & Education Fund. We know our current healthcare, education and early learning systems aren’t meeting the needs of all our children and communities. We also know that health is more than healthcare, education is more than classroom instruction, and health and education are intertwined. Both are critical for a thriving and prosperous Oregon and Southwest Washington. The Health & Education Fund is a partnership with CareOregon, Kaiser Permanente Northwest, Meyer Memorial Trust and Oregon Community Foundation.

Healthy Beginnings+Healthy Communities Initiative. Healthy Beginnings+Healthy Communities will help communities build power for kids and families by 2020.

Kaiser Permanente Community Fund. The Kaiser Permanente Community Fund at Northwest Health Foundation provides support for projects and programs addressing the social, economic and environmental factors that impact community health.

Oregon Active Schools. Nike, Kaiser Permanente and Northwest Health Foundation are working together with the national Let’s Move! Active Schools partnership to inspire a lifelong love of movement and bring the many benefits of physical activity to every child in Oregon. 

Jennifer Baker Fund. Support for youth suicide prevention.

Greenlick Endowed Scientist Chair at Kaiser Medical Research.

CareOregon Community Fund.

Past partnerships & funds

Alliance for the Promotion of Physical Activity and Nutrition. Five organizations concerned about the obesity epidemic—Kaiser Permanente Northwest, CareOregon, PacificSource Charitable Foundation, Providence Health & Services, and the Northwest Health Foundation – created this alliance in 2006 to support community coalitions working to prevent obesity and promote healthy lifestyles.

Convergence Partnership. A local implementation of the national Convergence Partnership with Meyer Memorial TrustKaiser Permanente Northwest and the Northwest Health Foundation to invest in Oregon's food system.

Neighborhood Health Clinic Fund. Support for community health clinics.

Partners Investing in Nursing’s Future (PIN). A collaborative initiative between the Northwest Health Foundation and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) to address nursing issues at the local level through funding partnerships with community and regional foundations.

Primary Care Home Demonstration. Oregon Department of Human Services, with direct funding by the Oregon State Legislature, for the funding of two demonstration sites for the primary care home model community collaborative.

Voices: Loud and Clear. A fund dedicated to helping children, particularly girls, find their voice through training in public speaking. Through school services and outreach, Loud and Clear residencies were made available to help boys and girls find the power of their minds and voice: their truth, their knowledge and their authority.