By providing grants, forming partnerships and advocating for policy change, we further our vision of every person in Oregon and Southwest Washington having the opportunity to lead a healthy life.

We gauge all of our work against our equity priorities and guiding principles.


GRANTMAKING

In 2015, we made $3,620,355 in grants.

This included:

Youth from the youth power & Intersectional Collaboration, one of our Healthy Beginnings+Healthy Communities Collaboratives.

Youth from the youth power & Intersectional Collaboration, one of our Healthy Beginnings+Healthy Communities Collaboratives.

$850,300 to our Healthy Beginnings+Healthy Communities Collaboratives. They will use the funds to build power for better childhoods in Oregon and Southwest Washington.

$75,000 to The Oregon Community Foundation for Improving Dental Health and $125,000 to Playworks Northwest to expand into new communities, as part of HB+HC Cultivate Success.

$34,400 to various community-led advocacy efforts and organizations, such as Black Lives Matter Portland and Oregon Voice, as part of HB+HC Equip Voices.

$1,648,530 to our second to last round of Kaiser Permanente Community Fund partners, who are addressing factors that create or inhibit community health in the areas of early life, educational attainment and economic opportunity.

$468,000 to Oregon schools through Oregon Active Schools to support programs that inspire a lifelong love of physical activity.

$74,600 to organizations selected by our President as part of the President's Opportunity Fund.

$85,500 in Sponsorships to support events.

 

RELATIONSHIP BUILDING

Deaf and hard of hearing Bhutanese refugees from Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization (IRCO) present some of their community's priorities.  

Deaf and hard of hearing Bhutanese refugees from Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization (IRCO) present some of their community's priorities.  

In 2015, we hosted two HB+HC Gatherings with Organizing Grant recipients, in Silverton and Warm Springs, Oregon. We used the time together to get to know one another and explore key concepts about early life, health and community leadership, and policy and advocacy.   

We hosted one Learning Together, Connecting Communities Gathering with eight organizations representing people with disabilities to discuss a vision for a Disability community in our region; discuss what self-determination means to the overall health of disability communities; explore different perspectives in disability justice, leadership and intersectionality; and inform NWHF's foundational and organizational practices.

We closed our ten-year Partners Investing in Nursing's Future partnership with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

We deepened our outreach for Oregon Active Schools with Nike and Kaiser Permanente, increasing the number of funded schools from 56 to 157.

We pursued strategic relationships with partners at the intersection of health and education.

We had conversations with Northwest Area Foundation about a potential partnership at the intersection of health and economic opportunity.

We hosted several community dinners to strengthen relationships with and learn from communities. In 2015, we shared food and conversation with Black community members, Micronesian community members, nonprofit Chief Executive Officers, leaders in education and equity, and more.

We also participated in and spoke at events throughout Oregon and Southwest Washington, including the Democratic Party of Oregon Summit and several City Club of Portland Friday Forums, among many others.

 

ADVOCACY

A little boy holding up a sign in support of Measure 88, which would have instituted Driver Cards for undocumented immigrants.

A little boy holding up a sign in support of Measure 88, which would have instituted Driver Cards for undocumented immigrants.

In 2015, we continued to lobby in Salem and build relationships with policymakers.

We supported two key legislative achievements: reforming the English Language Learner system and ending school expulsion for young kids.

We hosted a free advocacy training for folks in Oregon and Southwest Washington with The Campaign Workshop.

We supported the work of Color PAC Action Fund to train and prepare candidates of color to run for office.

We supported statewide efforts to quash anti-immigrant ballot measures.

We went on a statewide listening tour with North Star Civic Foundation to learn about communities' opinions and ideas about raising the minimum wage in Oregon.

We refused to participate in decision-making rooms where people of color weren't represented, and we said so very publicly.


2015 FUNDED PARTNERS

KAISER PERMANENTE COMMUNITY FUND

Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon
Centro Latino Americano
Clackamas Workforce Partnership
Community Education Worker Steering Team
Family Forward Oregon
Huerto de la Familia
Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization
Latino Network
Momentum Alliance
Native American Youth & Family Center
OPAL Environmental Justice Oregon
Partnership for Safety and Justice

Sponsorships

Adelante Mujeres
Africa House, IRCO
Airway Science for Kids
American Leadership Forum of Oregon
Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon
Basic Rights Education Fund
Boys & Girls Club of Western Treasure Valley
Center for Intercultural Organizing
Centro Cultural of Washington County
Clark County Latino Youth Conference
Coalition of Communities of Color
Coalition of Community Health Clinics
Color PAC
Community Alliance of Tenants
Community Cycling Center
Curry Health Foundation
David's Harp
Daybreak Youth Services
Disability Art and Culture Project
Edúcate Ya
F.C. Portland Academy
Familias en Accion
Family Access Network Foundation
Free Clinic of Southwest Washington
Friends of Creston Children's Dental Clinic
Friends of the Children of Klamath Basin
Good Spirit
Hacienda Community Development Corporation
Hispanic Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce
Hope Rising
I Have a Dream Foundation Oregon
KairosPDX
Kúkátónón Children's African Dance Troupe
Latino Network
Legacy Health Foundation
LGBTQ Health Coalition of the Columbia-Willamette
Lower Columbia Hispanic Council
Lower Columbia School Gardens
Momentum Alliance
Native American Youth & Family Center
Nyssa Kids Fair
Open School
Options for Southern Oregon
Oregon Public Health Association
Oregon Public Health Institute
Oregon School-Based Health Alliance
Pathfinders of Oregon
Peer Wellness and Work Initiative
PFLAG Portland Black Chapter
PHAME Academy
Portland African American Leadership Forum
Portland Community Reinvestment Initiatives, Inc.
Portland Rescue Mission
Salem-Keizer Coalition for Equality
Skamania Klickitat Community Network
Street Roots
The Asian Reporter Foundation
The Children's Institute
The Next Door, Inc.
Transformation Center, Oregon Health Authority
Tualatin Riverkeepers
Umpqua Community College
United Way of Jackson County
Virginia Garcia Memorial Foundation
Western States Center
Womenspace, Inc.

 

HB+HC Communities Collaborate

Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon
EUVALCREE
Coalition of Communities of Color
Healthy Living Collaborative of Southwest Washington
Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization
Jefferson Regional Health Alliance
Momentum Alliance
Let's Talk Diversity Coalition
Lower Columbia Hispanic Council
Pineros y Campesinos Unidos del Noroeste

HB+HC Cultivate success & equip voices

Black Lives Matter Portland
Color PAC Action Fund
Community Alliance of Tenants
Fair Shot for All
Oregon Voice
Oregonians for High School Success
Playworks
Racial Equity Ballot Table
The Oregon Community Foundation
Welcome Home Coalition

President's opportunity fund

American Leadership Forum of Oregon
City Club of Portland
Clatsop-Nehalem Confederated Tribes
Coalition of Communities of Color
COFA Alliance National Network
Color PAC
Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians
Disability Justice Fund
Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon
Hispanic Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce
IBEW Local 48
Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization
KairosPDX
Kúkátónón Children's African Dance Troupe
La Clinica del Valle
Latino Network
Miracle Theatre Group
MRG Foundation
Muslim Educational Trust
National Indian Education Association
Native American Youth & Family Center
Northwest Indian College Foundation
Oregon Council of Title III Directors
Progress for Oregon
Racial Equity Ballot Table Fund
Red Lodge Transition Services
Safety and Justice Action Fund
Slavic Community Center
Stand for Children Oregon PAC
The Children's Institute
The Jessie F. Richardson Foundation
The Lund Report