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To be eligible for a 2018 Cambia Health Foundation grant for Building Resilience in Children and Healthy People, Healthy Communities, organizations must meet the following criteria:

  • The organization’s mission closely aligns with the Foundation’s mission and strategic focus of the funding area.
  • The organization can provide a clear explanation of desired outcomes and measurement, with facts or details about how it will deliver a high impact, sustainable benefit and attract continued support from a variety of sources.
  • At least part of the work will deliver services to and/or impact residents of Washington, Oregon, Idaho and/or Utah.
  • The annual budget of the organziation must be at least $200,000 at the time the application is submitted. 

What We Fund

  • Organizations that are nonprofit and tax-exempt under 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Service Code (IRC) and are defined as a public charity under 509(a) 1, 2, or 3 (types I, II, or a functionally integrated type III)
  • Accredited schools or universities
  • Units of government/public agencies and federally recognized Indian Tribal Entities

What We Do Not Fund

  • Capital construction
  • Award dinners, athletic events, competitions, special events or tournaments
  • Religious organizations (for religious purposes)
  • Political causes, candidates, organizations or campaigns
  • Grants to individuals
  • Grants to 509(a)3, type III supporting organizations that are not functionally integrated
  • The Foundation does not fund medical equipment or technology deemed necessary for routine operations or to meet accepted standards of care.
  • IRS rules stipulate that funds from the Cambia Health Foundation cannot be used specifically to fund lobbying activities, which include direct and grassroots communications on specific pieces of legislation or ballot measures. Funding may not be used to advocate for or against specific pieces of legislation or ballot measures, for propagandizing or for influencing legislation and elections. If the organization conducts advocacy work unrelated to the proposed project, it may still be excluded from receiving grant funds if the advocacy messaging is contrary to values held by the Foundation and its sponsoring entities.