Grants and Sponsorships

Creating healthier communities, together

Providence provides funding to community partners in support of our vision: Creating healthier communities, together. Sponsorships and grants offer opportunities for Providence to build new partnerships with organizations doing great work for the people of Oregon and Southwest Washington.


Throughout the year, Providence’s Community Health Division, Providence Health Plan and other partners solicit proposals from community partners to address specific unmet needs. These requests are announced as they become available, usually twice per calendar year. Timelines generally allow 2-3 months for proposal submission. If you would like to be automatically notified of active grants, please send an email to or check back at the link above to view active grant cycles.


We are currently accepting sponsorship applications for events scheduled for 2015. We recommend you submit sponsorship requests at least 60 days prior to your event to allow adequate review. Maximum sponsorship awards are typically $5,000, with the majority in the $500-$1,500 range. If your request falls outside this range, please contact

In order to ensure equity to all community partners, please submit only one sponsorship request per year.

Types of requests accepted for consideration include, but are not limited to, community events, conferences, health fairs and forums.


Providence is a member of the Catholic Health Association of the United States. As such, we have conducted Community Health Needs Assessments (CHNAs) every three years for the past 15. In line with the requirements of the Affordable Care Act, the 2013 assessment was conducted at the individual hospital level. This led to hospital-specific Community Health Improvement Plans for 2014-2016. These assessments and plans help shape grants and sponsorships included in our Community Benefit spending, and ensure Providence is responsive to the needs of the poor and vulnerable in our service areas.

All eight Oregon hospitals identified unmet needs and health improvement activities in the following general categories:

  1. Access to preventive and primary care
  2. Mental health and substance use
  3. Chronic conditions and disease management
  4. Oral health
  5. Basic needs (food security, stable housing and transportation)


Grants and sponsorships are available to nonprofit organizations primarily serving citizens in the following Oregon counties: Hood River, Wasco, Yamhill, Clackamas, Multnomah, Washington, Clatsop and Jackson, as well as Clark County in Southwest Washington. These organizations should promote health or contribute to the determinants of health.

To apply

Complete our online application. If you need a paper application, please send an email to Our goal is to respond to all submissions within 30 days.