Cambia Health Foundation

OVERVIEW: The Cambia Health Foundation supports programs for building resilience in children, healthy people, healthy communities, and sojourns (palliative care) in Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and Utah.

FUNDING AREAS: Building resilience in children, healthy people, healthy communities, sojourns, palliative care

IP TAKE: This health foundation has been paying attention to rural needs in the Northwest and is a good funder to know for rural health service needs.

PROFILE: Established in 2007, the Cambia Health Foundation is the corporate foundation of Cambia Health Solutions and based in Portland, Oregon. This foundation provides grants to advance patient-centered and family-centered care for local residents. Grantmaking areas of interest are building resilience in children, healthy people, healthy communities, and sojourns (palliative care).

The foundation funds grants to build resistance in children and mitigate the impact of trauma and toxic stress on children. Through its Healthy People, Healthy Communities program, Cambia supports organizations that propose health improvements and reduce health care costs for people in need. The foundation’s signature sojourn program invests in groups that enhance the quality of and improve access to end-of-life care. Past grantees include Familias en Acción in Oregon, Northwest Regional Primary Care Association (NWRPCA) Community Health Worker Network in Washington, and St. Joseph Regional Medical Center in Idaho.

Foundation grants are typically up to $180,000. Learn more about past grantees on the Cambia’s projects funded page. This foundation is focused on communities in Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and Utah.

The foundation issues requests for proposals and accepts unsolicited grant requests in its areas of interest. Check the funder’s website for current RFP deadlines for grant opportunities related to children and health. Also, medical professionals may submit letters of intent for the Sojourns Scholar Leadership Program to support their professional development. Grantseekers should reach out to the foundation with general questions at 503-225-4813 or via online form.

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