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MultiCare awards more than $750,000 to community organizations in 2019

Posted on Jan 15, 2020 ( comments)

MultiCare Health System’s Community Partnership Fund has awarded more than $3 million in its first five years to dozens of community groups across Washington to support programs that improve the health and economic well-being of communities.

In 2019, the fund gave $750,000 to more than 80 organizations focused on housing, hunger, health care, children and education in the Puget Sound and Inland Northwest regions.

“We know that a person’s health status is heavily influenced by having a safe place to live, food to eat and access to education,” said Lois Bernstein, Chief Community Executive for MultiCare. “We are proud to partner with these organizations and work collaboratively to improve the quality of live in the communities we serve.”

The fund is part of MultiCare’s focus on building enduring partnerships that contribute to the health and vitality of our community.

This year, MultiCare awarded grants to programs such as Auburn’s Pantry Project who used the funds to supply the school district with vouchers. The school then determines if their greatest need is for student clothing, hygiene items or weekend food supplies. Serra House in Tacoma is utilizing the grant to hire a housing manager for their 24/7 shelter serving 13 to 17year olds. The YMCA of Spokane is using funds to focus on their domestic violence response.

Hear from the organizations that received support in 2018:

NW Furniture Bank

Seattle/King County Clinic

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