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MultiCare donates $500K to community organizations through partnership fund

Posted on Feb. 6, 2019 ( comments)
One of the 72 nonprofit groups in the Puget Sound to receive support from MultiCare's Community Partnership Fund is Tacoma's Hilltop Artists, which helps expose youth from diverse backgrounds to the power and positive influence of art.

MultiCare Health System has named 72 local, not-for-profit organizations to receive a total of $500,000 in grants to support the growth and development of projects that improve our communities.

The organizations receiving awards are from Pierce, King, Kitsap and Thurston counties. They include Seattle/King County Clinic, Food Backpacks 4 Kids, Hilltop Artists, Boys & Girls Clubs of South Puget Sound, Safe Streets, Nourish Pierce County and the Auburn Respite Program, among others.

This is the fourth year of nonprofit organizations to receive funding from MultiCare’s Community Partnership Fund for the Puget Sound region, which was established in 2015. A separate community fund for the Inland Northwest was established in 2018 following MultiCare’s acquisition of Valley Hospital, Deaconess Hospital and Rockwood Clinic in Spokane.

The Community Partnership Fund focuses on building partnerships that contribute to the health and vitality of our community in areas such as health improvement, homeless services, education and food insecurity.

Community organizations — not-for-profit, 501(c)(3) — are eligible to apply for single-year grants from the $500,000 fund. A team of MultiCare and community leaders review requests once a year.

Greater Puget Sound

  • Asian Counseling & Referral Service
  • Catholic Community Svcs – Kitsap, Pierce, Thurston
  • FIRST Washington
  • Latino Community Fund of WA State
  • Lindquist Dental Clinic for Children
  • Medical Teams International
  • Mercy Housing Northwest
  • Museum of Glass
  • NW Furniture Bank
  • Pierce County AIDS Foundation
  • Prescription Drug Assistance Foundation
  • Rebuilding Together South Sound
  • Rotary First Harvest
  • Stolen Youth
  • The TEARS Foundation

Pierce County

  • Amara
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Puget Sound
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of South Puget Sound
  • Catherine Place
  • Centro Latino SER
  • Children’s Museum of Tacoma
  • Crystal Judson Family Justice Center
  • Emergency Food Network
  • First 5 Fundamentals
  • Give & Grow
  • Hilltop Artists
  • Lutheran Community Services NW
  • Metropolitan Development Council
  • Neighborhood Clinic
  • Northwest Infant Survival & SIDS Alliance
  • Nourish Pierce County
  • Pierce County Library Foundation
  • Safe Streets Campaign
  • Share & Care House
  • St. Vincent de Paul Tacoma, Pierce County
  • WA State History Museum
  • The Wishing Well Foundation
  • YWCA Pierce County          

East Pierce County

  • A Step Ahead
  • Backpack Kids
  • Communities in Schools of Puyallup
  • Foundation for Healthy Generations
  • Mountain View Community Center
  • PLU-GRCC TEAMS
  • Puyallup Valley St. Francis House

West Pierce County

  • Communities in Schools of Peninsula
  • Communities in Schools of Tacoma
  • Food Backpacks 4 Kids
  • Key Peninsula Free Clinic
  • The Mustard Seed Project of Key Peninsula
  • Peace Community Center
  • The Rescue Mission
  • St. Leo Food Connection
  • Tacoma Housing Development Group

King County

  • 4469 RAID
  • Auburn Respite Program
  • Communities in Schools of Auburn
  • FareStart
  • Greater Maple Valley Community Center
  • Living Well Kent Collaborative
  • Northwest Harvest
  • Seattle/King County Clinic
  • Somali Health Board
  • St Vincent de Paul Kent/Covington
  • United Territories of Pacific Islanders’ Alliance
  • Vashon Youth & Family Services
  • Vine Maple Place
  • YWCA Seattle/King/Snohomish

Kitsap County

  • South Kitsap Helpline

Thurston County

  • Community Youth Services   
  • Hands On Children’s Museum
  • South Sound Parent to Parent

Learn more about the Community Partnership Fund, including how to apply


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