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 work for the people of Oregon. 

Throughout the year, Providence through its Community Health Division, works to support community partners to address specific unmet needs.

Our decisions are largely based on our CHNA (Community Health Needs Assessment). You can read more by clicking here to view the Oregon PHS CHNA.

Event sponsorships

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

We accept requests for event sponsorships on an ongoing basis throughout the year. In order to ensure equity to all community partners, we request that you please submit only one event sponsorship request per year for your organization. We recommend that requests be submitted at least 90 days prior to your event. If your request falls outside this range, or you have additional questions email us.

Sponsorship awards typically range from $250-$2,500.

Program support

Examples of past awards for program support include, but are not limited to, fruit gleaning with low-income communities, dental and other services for homeless populations and scholarships to supplement conference registration costs.

We accept requests for program support on an ongoing basis throughout the year. We recommend that requests be submitted at least 120 days prior to needing the funds.

Maximum program support awards are $10,000, awards typically range from $1,000-$2,500.


Throughout the year Providence Health & Services solicits proposals from community partners. 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 notified of upcoming active grant requests, or have any questions please email us.

Grant awards typically range from $10,000 and up.

How We Make Our Decisions


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, our most recent assessment was conducted at the individual hospital level. This led to hospital-specific Community Health Improvement Plans. These assessments and plans help shape grants, program support and event sponsorships included in our Community Benefit distribution. In keeping with our Mission, it is another way we are responsive to the needs of our communities.

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

  1. Access to Care: Primary, dental or culturally-responsive care
  2. Behavioral Health: Mental health, substance use and treatment or adverse experiences, trauma prevention
  3. Chronic Conditions: Diabetes, obesity, hypertension
  4. Social Determinants of Health and Wellbeing: Affordable housing, healthy food, living wage jobs, transportation


Grants, program support and event sponsorships are available to nonprofit organizations primarily serving citizens in the following Oregon counties: Hood River, Clatsop, Portland Service Area (Clackamas, Multnomah, Washington Counties), Jackson, and Yamhill Service Area (Yamhill County). These organizations should promote health or contribute to the determinants of health.

To apply

Email us with any questions. Our goal is to respond to all inquiries within 45-60 days.