Health Policy

Grants available to programs addressing health disparities in Puget Sound Region

From the Pacific Hospital Preservation and Development Authority

Health Equity Fund (a grant making of program of the Pacific Hospital Preservation & Development Authority) is seeking applicants for its 2019 Nimble Grant program, totaling $225,000 in available funds.

Grants will be awarded to programs and projects working to increase access to health resources and reduce health disparities among underserved populations in the Puget Sound region.

Agencies can apply for up to $30,000 and must provide services in King County. Funding can be used for short-term projects, infrastructure/capacity development, planning, technology improvement, training, or policy and advocacy work.

The Pacific Hospital PDA will announce grant awards throughout the year, until such time as the available pool of funding has been expended. Approved proposals may be either fully or partially funded.

Agencies may submit applications for the Nimble Grant at any time with final application deadlines of February 15, 2019; and August 16, 2019.

To apply for the next round of Nimble Grant funding, visit our Applying for Nimble Grants website page. The next round of applications is due February 15, 2019 for a contract period of April 1, 2019 – March 31, 2020. We encourage all potential applicants to schedule a phone call or meeting with PHPDA grant staff prior to applying. Please contact us at

For more information on the Pacific Hospital PDA’s grant history, visit

About Pacific Hospital PDA

The Pacific Hospital Preservation & Development Authority partners with community organizations to improve access to health care services in Seattle/King County.In 1981, the City of Seattle chartered the Pacific Hospital PDA, placing in its trust the Pacific Hospital and surrounding campus, a historic Seattle landmark. The Pacific Hospital PDA leases the property. The lease revenues are used to increase access to health resources and to improve health outcomes in King County.