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Empire Health Foundation


Last Updated: 2016-05-29

At A Glance

Empire Health Foundation

P.O. Box 244

Spokane, WA United States 99210-0244

Telephone: (509) 315-1323


Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Additional Descriptor

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2014-12-31)

Assets: $102,673,302

Total giving: $2,327,878






Established in 2008 in WA - Created in 2008 from the proceeds of the sale of Empire Health Services

Purpose and Activities

The foundation works to improve the health of communities in eastern Washington. The foundation seeks to design and implement a strategic vision for impact, and establish itself as a catalyst and convener in the region. The foundation's strategic priorities include adverse childhood experiences (which includes recurrent physical/emotional abuse, contact sexual abuse, an alcohol or drug abuser in the household, an incarcerated household member, someone in the home who is chronically depressed, mentally ill, institutionalized or suicidal, domestic violence, one or both biological parents absent, and emotional or physical neglect), obesity prevention, health disparities, oral health, provider education, health care access, and rural aging .

Program Area(s)

The grantmaker has identified the following area(s) of interest:

Capacity Building Grants Program

This program aims to support collaborative, multi-sector efforts to impact health issues in the region. Through the grant-writer assistance fund, the foundation provides small seed funding to help attract other resources to the region.

Responsive Grants Program

This program provides financial support to 25-35 nonprofit organizations per year working to improve a variety of health outcomes. This is a competitive grant program. See foundation web site for additional information.

Fields of Interest

  • Agriculture
  • Arts and culture
  • Child abuse
  • Dental care
  • Education
  • Health
  • Obesity
  • Public health
Population Groups
  • Children and youth
  • Economically disadvantaged people
  • Low-income and poor people
  • Seniors

Financial Data

Year ended 2014-12-31

Assets: $102,673,302 (market value)

Gifts received: $2,145,409

Expenditures: $14,967,353

Total giving: $2,327,878

Qualifying distributions: $8,601,035