Available Grant Opportunities

Grant Opportunities Currently Accepting Applications

GCACH Walla Walla & Columbia Counties

The Greater Columbia Accountable Community of Health has made Community Health Funds available for programs addressing specific social determinants of health affecting residents of Walla Walla and Columbia Counties. Social Determinants of Health are the conditions in which people are born, grow, live, work and age rather than an individual's various health risk factors which influence the risk for disease, or vulnerability to disease or injury. Funding is available for programs or projects that focus on one of the following Social Determinants of Health:

1. Early Learning - Programs that address the need for early childhood education throughout the county. Programs should serve to improve the social, emotional and cognitive development of all children to reduce disparities in educational attainment and health outcomes later in life. Topics addressed may include centralizing services; coordinating education efforts; and identifying community needs.

2. Reducing Barriers to Housing - Programs that reduce the creation or worsening of health problems related to lack of housing and improve residents' capacity to manage their health. Topics addressed may include access to services; assistance navigating the current system; and affordability of resources, including housing vouchers.

3. Reducing Barriers to Healthcare - Programs that assist residents in learning about existing services, accessing appropriate services and assistance obtaining necessary resources (such as insurance) to receive care. Topics addressed may include behavioral health care, access to care, knowledge of services and navigation of the current system. 

Discretionary Grant Program

Nonprofits, governmental agencies, churches/faith-based organizations and groups applying with a fiscal sponsor are eligible to apply in this annual competitive grant cycle. Organizations must be based in or providing services in one or more of the following counties: Walla Walla County, Columbia County or Garfield County, WA or Umatilla County, OR. Organizations may submit up to 4 (four) proposals for this grant cycle. Applications should fall under one or more of the following community priorities as defined by the Community Conversations program:

1. Access to Education

2. A Strong & Diverse Economy

3. Health

4. Safety

5. Care for Nature

Applications for programs/projects up to $100,000 will be accepted. Proposals for capital expenditures, programs and general operating will be considered. 

Grant Application Process

We are using a new grant application software beginning with the 2019 grant cycles. All applicants will need to create a new account, even if you have applied for a grant in the past. For information on how to create your account, please read this document. For a video tutorial of creating a new account, click here. For a video tutorial on accessing and applying for applications, click here. If you have any questions or issues with creating your account or organization, please contact Liz McClure at liz@bluemountainfoundation.org or (509) 529-4371.

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2019 Grant Opportunity Deadlines

- GCACH Walla Walla & Columbia County Grant Program - June 17th, 2019 at 11:59 pm

- Discretionary Grant Program - July 1st, 2019 at 11:59 pm