The Kaiser Permanente Community Fund (KPCF) at Northwest Health Foundation is pleased to award more than $1.6 million in grant funds to 12 organizations improving health in Oregon and Southwest Washington. Awarded annually since 2004, these grants address the “upstream” or underlying factors that impact community health.
For the last four years the Fund has focused on three specific social determinants of health: early life & childhood development, educational attainment and economic opportunity. This year's organizations include:
EARLY LIFE & CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT
- Centro Latino Americano
- Community Education Worker Steering Team
- Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization (IRCO)
- Native American Youth & Family Center (NAYA)
- Partnership for Safety and Justice
- Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon (APANO)
- Latino Network
- Momentum Alliance
- OPAL Environmental Justice Oregon
- Clackamas Workforce Partnership
- Family Forward Oregon
- Huerto de la Familia
For too many of us, conditions where we’re born, learn and live limit our choices and our opportunity to be healthy. The 12 organizations listed above are tackling these conditions in innovative ways that are driven by the very communities they seek to impact. We’re honored to support this kind of work and look forward to the effect these organizations will have on the health of our region.
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